Legal Assistant - Litigation

Location: Melbourne C B D, Victoria
Job Type: Permanent
Reference: JO-1907-170193
Salary: $83,000 package plus industry leading benefits
THE FIRM

We are recruiting on behalf of a premium independent law firm who are known for their insight, innovation and agility to create success for their clients on a global stage.

This reputable law firm possess a strong history spanning close to 200 years and in that time have built an impressive reputation for their focus on innovation and technologies which create opportunities for their clients in a rapidly changing business landscape.  Their lawyers are known for being world class who think big and do things differently. 

Not only does this practice have an established practice here in Melbourne, they are well known across Australia and have strong partnering relationships throughout the Asia Pacific region and worldwide.  

THE ROLE

An opportunity for a talented and bright Legal Assistant in this practice's Melbourne office has arisen. This is a Legal Assistant opportunity within their Litigation practice supporting a Partner who has previously been rewarded Lawyer of the Year in International Arbitration.

There will also be support to a Senior Associate and 2 Graduate Lawyers. The team specialise in international commercial arbitration and commercial litigation, with a focus on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional disputes.

You will be supporting a team with matters involving telecommunications, resources and mining, infrastructure, consumer products, pharmaceuticals and real property.

THE CANDIDATE

To be considered for this Legal Assistant position, you must have:
 
  • Proven litigation experience and confidence supporting up to Partner level
  • Advanced knowledge of Word to produce high quality documentation
  • Advanced knowledge of Outlook to organise and manage contacts, email, diary activity, fee earner availability, court/settlement dates, follow-up of outstanding items from fee earners, clients/other parties so that deadlines aren't overlooked
  • Advanced knowledge of CMS or other finance related software to manage expenses, matters, timesheets, client billing and reporting requirements
     
WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU?
 
  • A competitive remuneration in line with the current market and attractive bonus structure
  • A Scholarship for Individual Excellence Program
  • Access to a mentoring program
  • Excellent career paths for all support staff
  • An industry-leading 18 weeks paid parental leave
  • Flexible work practices for staff
  • Access to leading industry and business training
  • An opportunity to actively contribute to the broader community

TO APPLY

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link on this page or contact Aimee Burton on 03 9098 7433