Legal Secretary - Competition - 6 Month Fixed Term Contract


The role
We have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Secretary to join our Competition team in Sydney supporting our busy team on a 6 month fixed term contract. Clayton Utz's Legal Secretaries are an instrumental part of our firm. By providing high quality administrative support services to our Partners and team members, our Legal Secretaries maximise the efficiency of the Practice Group and the Firm.

The Competition team
The Clayton Utz Competition team is one of the most highly regarded competition teams in Australia. Our Practice Group is consistently involved in high-profile complex M&A matters that have broken new ground in competition law in Australia. Unlike any of our competitors, the group has recently provided competition advice or submissions on over 70% of all matters.

For further information, please visit our Competition showcase page on LinkedIn

Key responsibilities
In this varied and busy role, you will be responsible for:

  • Drafting, reviewing and preparing correspondence / documentation (including contracts and court documentation)
  • Managing all incoming correspondence, as well as providing a proactive and efficient approach to producing correspondence without direction
  • File management as well as actively attending to email filing/management for Partner and ensuring other employees are attending to same
  • Managing telephones, electronic diaries and voicemail for team members
  • Organising meetings and travel, including a proactive approach to reorganising commitments on a needs basis
  • Manipulation of complex documents
  • General accounts, reporting and monthly billing

Skills & Experience
To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Commitment to the team, and be a strong team player
  • Strong legal secretarial experience at a Partner level
  • Previous experience in an transactional practice
  • The ability to be flexible and adaptable by working for various authors with different work practices
  • Close attention to detail, proactive work style and first rate secretarial and typing skills
  • Ability to know what is coming next, and be prepared to deal with it in the most efficient matter in order to reduce the administrative time required from the Partner

In addition to this, we're looking for a resilient, self-starter. Someone who is able to work autonomously and is focused on providing an outstanding service to their clients.

The firm
As Australia's leading independent law firm, our culture has been built by innovative thinkers. They are the driving force behind our firm and if you choose to be part of the team your expectations will be challenged every step of the way.

We're looking for individuals who will thrive under our spirit of independence. Dynamic personalities who can collaborate, innovate and strive for success within our collegiate culture. In return we will work to help build the career you've always wanted. Are you up for the challenge?

Why Clayton Utz?
As part of this innovative team you will be working with some of the sharpest legal minds in the industry. Clayton Utz has also been a powerful force in Australian pro bono practice, striving to deliver justice for those who need it and not just those who can afford it. Imagine what you could achieve at a top law firm that actually values independent thinking. A law firm who challenges the status quo.

Go on, challenge your expectations.

How to apply?
To submit your interest in this role, please click the 'Apply' button or contact Sam Byrne on 02 9353 4647 for more information. Clayton Utz is an inclusive employer that supports flexible work arrangements, please feel free to discuss your flexibility needs with the recruiter for this role.

Accessibility and Inclusion
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