Fieldfisher - Translator

We are the largest dedicated Russia & CIS Group in the City comprising over 50 dynamic and highly experienced specialists drawn from key practice areas within the firm, out of which over 20 are Russian speakers. Our specialists were educated at some of the best universities and have been trained by top UK and US law firms. In addition, many of our lawyers also hold professional qualifications from various CIS countries. Our first-hand knowledge of cultural differences between the CIS and the Western world means that we are uniquely positioned to deliver relevant and practical advice to our clients in their own language.

Our cross-departmental Group plays a prominent role at Fieldfisher, a firm of more than 600 lawyers across offices in Europe, Asia and America. Supported by long-standing relationships with leading local firms in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and other CIS countries we have the weight, experience and reach to manage all aspects of any international matter and offer our clients a truly one-stop shop experience.


  • This position is for a Russian or Ukrainian speaking candidate with knowledge or experience in an office environment.

  • File management responsibilities. Ensuring electronic filing systems are maintained accurately and up to date.

  • Work collaboratively with other secretarial support to provide a responsive and professional support service to fee earners and clients.

  • Report to CIS Team's PA on daily basis

  • Audio and copy typing of legal documentation and correspondence to a high standard.

  • Manage the production of all documents from initiation to delivery back to the relevant fee earner, involving Document Specialists as required.

  • Visa Applications

  • Organising conference calls on behalf of the fee earners in a timely fashion.

  • Prepare client registration documents, engagement/assignment letters, conflicts checks, money laundering and audit letters, with direction from partner/fee earner.

Key skills & Experience

  • Russian and/or Ukrainian speaking essential.

  • Must be a competent and have strong attention to detail.

  • Professional telephone manner and the ability to accurately record and pass on messages.

  • Microsoft Office IT skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook (Fieldfisher uses Microsoft 2010).

Personal attributes:

  • Must be able to pre-empt and demonstrate initiative in ensuring the workload is managed efficiently maintaining effective communication with the fee earner at all times.

  • Must have a ‘can do’ approach and be willing to develop the role to ensure a high level of unsupervised support as far as can be attainable is provided.

  • Must be able to work autonomously and aim to resolve problems, identify solutions with minimum of supervision and direction.

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 400 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in Brussels, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Paris, London, Milan, Munich, Manchester, Rome, Silicon Valley and Shanghai.

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff. All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role