Paralegal Team Leader

Date: 07-Jan-2021

Location: Brisbane, QLD, AU

Company: Dentons

In Australia, Dentons have offices across Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Adelaide. Our expertise, attitude and accessibility attract many of Australasia's most successful and innovative organisations as well as leading multinationals.


Our lawyers are repeatedly recognised as leading legal service providers in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, IFLR 1000 and in the Best Lawyers International: Australia. Dentons has also been recognised on multiple occasions as Lawyers Weekly Diversity Law Firm of the Year and was named Small Employer of the Year, and awarded Gold status at the Australian Workplace Equality Index Awards in 2020



The opportunity


We are looking for an astute, organised and purposeful Team Leader who will build and lead high performing teams of mortgage settlements Paralegals and Practice Coordinators. You will have the experience to operate effectively in a transactional, high volume and fast-paced environment.  Your duties will include but are not limited to: 


  • Building and leading a high performing team of paralegals and practice coordinators; 
  • Setting clear team and individual objectives that are aligned to the business unit’s strategy and vision;
  • Monitor reports daily to manage individual and team productivity levels and ensure client service level agreements are being met;
  • Monitor KPI performance of team members;
  • Manage team workflow through allocation of appropriate resources;
  • Overseeing day-to-day team operations;
  • Conduct quality control of team members work on a regular basis;
  • Train new team members and identify training needs for existing team members.



Who we are looking for 


Your demonstrable experience in an end to end Team Leader role within the legal and/or banking and finance industry is essential together with your ability to adapt your focus onto the mortgage settlements stage of the process and lead a high performing team.  Ideally your experience will be gained over a minimum period of 5 years and you will posses strong  skills in all aspects of people management and development . Your knowledge of state property law and requirements (including PEXA) are essential


Start fresh in 2021 and be part of steering the growth of our successful team. At the same time, you will have ample opportunity to refine your skills and experience whilst working for our global law firm!



Employee Extras

Dentons Australia focuses on the three key areas of talent management: engagement, development, and culture to motivate, develop and deliver excellence for our clients.

We offer competitive market salary packaging, incentive pay and reward, salary sacrifice packaging, additional leave programs (purchased leave, parental leave) and referral bonuses.  We provide a number of generous health and wellbeing programs and promote diversity initiatives across gender, flexibility, culture and LGBTI. At Dentons, we are constantly looking to improve employee's lives in and out of the workplace.


Dentons has an internal Talent Acquisition team that works directly with candidates on all of our career opportunities. Dentons does not accept external agency applications for this role. Please note that our office is closed from 24 December 2020 to 8 January 2021.