Paralegal

Date: 17 Jul 2024

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: Dentons

About Dentons

Dentons is the world’s largest law firm. We are the lightbulb moments. The bold ideas. We’re 20,000+ people globally across 80+ countries. We are a global polycentric firm. Moving with innovation. Making the decisions that will take us from largest to leading. From now to next. The opportunity is huge.

Dentons continues to improve its standings and now consistently ranks as one of the five best regarded legal brands in the world according to the Acritas Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index.

 

Are you an experienced legal administrative professional or Paralegal who is looking for a new challenge? Dentons Australia has a fantastic opportunity in our Melbourne, Recovery and Restructuring practice, on a permanent basis. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the world's largest law firm.

 

About the role

 

In this role, you will act on behalf of a number of Australia's major banks and non-bank lenders on secured and unsecured recovery matters. The work is of a fast paced nature and will see you having the responsibility of managing a portfolio of files. You will also work alongside lawyers in the team with an emphasis on compliance and quality assurance.

 

Your duties will include but not be limited to:

 

  • Start to end file management;
  • Preparing and issuing legal documents, including statutory notices and court documents;
  • Acting as first point of contact for clients, maintaining regular communications via specialised online web-based portal;
  • Outbound and inbound calls with defaulting customers, including liaising directly with customers in relation to sensitive financial matters with the aim to come to suitable arrangements; and
  • Working with lawyers to progress matters through Courts.

 

About you

 

The successful candidate must:

 

  • Be well organised, with strong time-management and prioritisation skills
  • Have the ability to work independently, whilst also in a friendly team environment under supportive partners, with on-the-job training to help you along the way
  • Be self-motivated and driven, with a professional outlook
  • Be able to work under pressure and deal with sensitive matters in a timely manner
  • Have superior drafting skills and strong attention to detail
  • Have excellent communication skills (verbal and written), with a professional phone manner 


Whilst not compulsory, applicants with secured or unsecured recoveries experience will be favourably considered.

 

Why Dentons

Dentons Australia offers a wide range of incentives aimed at embracing your authenticity, providing purpose, and strengthening your ongoing development.
 
We offer:

  • Equitable salary packaging, incentive pay and rewards
  • Salary continuous insurance (for permanent employees or employees on a 6 month or more maximum term contract basis)
  • Salary sacrificing and novated leases
  • 5 days Bonus Leave per year after 12 months service
  • Additional leave options
  • Equal family leave for all genders (including kinship groups)
  • Floating public holidays for days of cultural significance
  • Exclusive retailer discounts
  • Offices designed for collaboration on Gadigal, Naarm, Yuggera, Kaurna and Whadjuk land
  • Learning & Development opportunities
  • Generous health and wellbeing programs
  • Agile and flexible working for all
  • Social and diversity networks providing year-round events
  • Opportunities to undertake pro-bono legal work


Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

Embedded in our people is a passion to help others through the delivery of justice. It is through this that our commitment to inclusion, equity, and reconciliation has evolved. We are proud to say that by design, we have no single headquarters or dominant national culture, this means the unique perspectives, experiences, and identities of our people come together globally under one purpose to create an inclusive and accessible environment where anyone can thrive.

Please apply online with your CV and Cover Letter. If you have questions beforehand, please email our recruitment team at recruitment.au@dentons.com. Enquiries only please, applications will not be accepted by email.

Agency Submissions

Dentons does not accept agency submissions unless the agency is specifically contacted by a member of the Recruitment Team. Please do not forward candidate profiles or resumes to partners, hiring managers or other employees - this will not constitute an introduction to the firm and Dentons will not be liable for a fee.