Practice Support

Exeter or Truro Office

We are an a ward-winning, employee-owned law firm, where our people are the heart of our business. We have been listed

as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the UK for the last seven years!

A vacancy has arisen for an Administration Assistant to join our Practice Support team. This is a full time opportunity working 9am-

5.15pm Monday to Friday. You will be based in either the Exeter or Truro office. Our hybrid working model and approach to flexible

working enables our people to share their working time between home and office to support a healthy work- life balance.

Stephens Scown is a leading law firm offering a wide range of legal services to clients across the South West. Our values are at the

core of everything we do which means everyone works to deliver the highest standard. The firm currently has 300 employees across

its offices in Exeter and Truro.

The Practice Support Team ensures that the firm meets its legal and regulatory requirements for the protection of our clients and


The Role:
You will be working as an Administration Assistant supporting our Practice Support Team and providing an efficient and effective

service by assisting the team within a support administration role.

You will be responsible for a wide range of administrative duties, including, but not limited to:

  • Encouraging and supporting the implementation of best practice and professional compliance by legal teams and their

members across the firm;

  • Screening department emails and calls. Assisting with queries or referring them to the relevant member of the team as


  • Monitoring compliance with anti-money laundering procedures and assisting fee earners and support staff to implement

these procedures;

  • Monitoring compliance with file review procedures and assisting fee earners and support staff to implement these


  • Providing support with new client take-on procedures and due diligence;
  • Assisting with data collection and report management;
  • Auditing files to ensure compliance checks have been carried out and that they comply with the firm’s policies;
  • Maintaining and updating records;
  • Assisting with the resolution of other practical file management problems such as inactive files or unbilled disbursements;
  • Assisting with the maintenance of, and the development of content for, the team’s intranet page.

Are you the right person?

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, highly organised with developed critical thinking abilities and excellent communication and

analytical skills. Adaptability and flexibility are key, as you will be required to have a hands-on, proactive approach to daily

administrative tasks within the team. Previous experience of working in a compliance role and/or professional services environment

is an advantage.

You will also have good ICT and typing skills, including proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook. Some travel between the offices may

be required.

What we can offer you:
In return you will be offered a competitive salary, 25 days’ holiday per year, life assurance and private medical insurance schemes.

If this sounds like you and you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please send your application by email (quoting your

current or last salary) enclosing an up to date CV to humanresources@stephens-scown.co.uk or by post to:

HR Department, Stephens Scown LLP, Curzon House, Southernhay West, Exeter, EX1 1RS

If you do not hear back from us after two weeks please assume on this occasion that unfortunately you have been unsuccessful.

At Stephens Scown, we believe that a diverse workforce delivers better results for our clients and creates a happier workplace where everyone feels valued and appreciated. Therefore we welcome

applications from candidates from all backgrounds, abilities and beliefs.

All offers of employm ent at Stephens Scown are subject to Basic level of Disclosure and Barring Service check. Any information gathered in relation to the DBS process is held in in accordance with all

relevant data protection regulations. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your

offences. At interview, or in a separate discussion, we ensure that an open and measured discussion takes place on the subject of any offences or other matter that might be relevant to the position. Failure to

reveal information that is directly relevant to the position sought could lead to withdrawal of an offer of employment. We make every subject of a DBS Disclosure aware of the existence of the DBS Code of

Practice. This is available on https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-code-of-practice For more information on how Stephens Scown process personal data please visit Stephens Scown Privacy


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