Support Assistant


London, GB

Department or practice area:  Legal Support

Taylor Wessing


Taylor Wessing is a global law firm that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses. Deeply embedded within our sectors, we work closely together with our clients to crack complex problems, enabling ideas and aspirations to thrive. Together we challenge expectation and create extraordinary results. By shaping the conversation in our sectors, we enable our clients to unlock growth, protect innovation and accelerate ambition. 


With 1000+ lawyers, 300+ partners, 29 offices and 17 jurisdictions we are looking to expand our Legal Support  team, with the addition of a Support Assistant.


Meet the team

The opportunity for you


The Support Assistant will work with other members of the Legal Support Group to provide an efficient and professional support assistant service to our clients and to the business.


The Support Assistant is responsible for ensuring that core tasks are completed efficiently and accurately under the supervision of the Legal Support Lead and Legal Support Manager.


The Legal Support Group adopt a One-Team approach so you will work closely with all other teams in the group and be given genuine opportunities to develop and learn new skills.


Key responsibilities


Trusted Advisor - Client Service

  • Providing support to the Legal Support Group and demonstrate the ability to obtain key information
  • Communicate effectively in a professional manner at all times
  • Build relationships with both the team and the Legal Support Leader to effectively manage workload


Business Manager - Focus on the task

  • Scanning and dating documents
  • Support with archiving
  • Provide consistent support for completion of deals within tight deadlines. Both physical and digital assistance as required
  • Administrative tasks including but not limited to, filing, photocopying, printing and scanning;
  • Basic PDF amendments
  • Monitoring and updating of the firm's workflow software – BigHand


Leader - Works well with the team

  • Support the fostering of a collaborative team environment by consistently offering and providing support in order to assist colleagues for the benefit of the team
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with team members as well as colleagues from across the business
  • Understand and contribute towards team objectives


Knowledge, skills and experience



  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to work confidently and collaboratively across functions.
  • Self-motivated, disciplined individual with a positive can do attitude.
  • A calm, clear thinker with keen attention to detail; a multi-tasker who enjoys a fast-paced working Environment.
  • Ability to quickly understand the different working ways and demands of different practice areas.
  • A desire to learn and develop new skills.
  • Driven to excel in all areas of the role, enhance reputation and show ambition to further TW Career.
  • Good organisational skills and understands the importance of excellent client service.
  • Monitor personal and team workload and show proactive approach to support where needed.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Teams, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel packages.




Here are a select few benefits that Taylor Wessing offer; 


  • Hybrid working (Offering the opportunity to work remotely, while maintaining a social boundary by working from our award-winning offices for 3 days a week) 
  • Holiday (Our basic annual holiday entitlement starts at 25 days, with a further discretionary day of paid leave in December. You may also purchase up to five extra days each year (pro rata). 
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave (After one-year service, you are entitled to up to 26 weeks leave full pay if you or your partner give birth or adopt a child). 


Along with these there are many more benefits we offer, with the addition of a comprehensive flexible benefits package available. 


Our culture


Nurturing a diverse, inclusive culture allows all of our talent to flourish, sparks creativity and powers innovation.  We continue to build a team that exemplifies inclusivity and reflects the firm's core values: creative, excellence, integrity, responsible, respect and team.  We value and celebrate the differences in who we are, what we have experienced and how we think, so all candidates will be treated fairly regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, marital status, neurodiversity, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.



The way we work


At Taylor Wessing, we never settle for average. We're creative thinkers, problem solvers and continuous learners who excel at what we do and believe our best work is still ahead of us. We are a firm that's large enough for you to achieve your ambitions, but connected enough to be a true community.  


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