Legal Assistant

Date: 17 Jul 2024

Location: Sydney, NSW, 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.

 

We have an outstanding opportunity for a Legal Assistant to join our Banking and Finance team on a full time, permanent basis.

 

This is a great role for a person with a legal secretarial background looking to develop their skills in a high performing and supportive banking and finance team.   

 

About the role

  • Providing administrative support directly to Partners, senior Lawyers, and their legal team, while skilfully triaging tasks from multiple authors.
  • Drafting correspondence, amendments and document preparation (using precedents)
  • InfoTrack searching and PPS registrations
  • Utilising PEXA to retrieve property details and disbursement of settlement funds
  • Organising, scanning, and sending document returns
  • Managing finance requirements, including high volume end of month invoicing, processing supplier invoices, arranging trust payments, team expense claims, and comprehensive debtors management.
  • Facilitating the life cycle of a matter, including opening new matters, undertaking conflict checks, ensuring compliance with major client requirements, maintaining the electronic file, actioning write offs, file closing and archiving.
  • Diligence in day-to-day tasks including answering calls, processing incoming mail, preparing simple correspondence, corresponding with clients, completing ad hoc printing and scanning tasks, and large volumes of outgoing mail.

 

 

About you

  • Background in legal administrative support, seeking a career in legal administration is preferred. Law students need not apply.
  • Experience in Banking and Finance is not essential.  If you have a legal secretarial background and this is an area of law you’d like to move into, the team are happy to train you!
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Organised and efficient with a proactive and flexible approach to work
  • Experience with Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Knowledge of Elite or other finance related software to manage expenses, matters, timesheets, client billing and reporting requirements.

 

We cannot wait to welcome you to our team.  Apply today!

 

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.