Legal Secretary - Tax - Part Time (3 days)

The role

We have an exciting part-time (3 days per week) opportunity for a Legal Secretary to join our Tax team in Melbourne on a 12 month 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.

Our Melbourne Tax team is a high profile, market leader. We have a strong, positive team culture, and we provide a challenging and rewarding workplace.

The Taxation team
Our national Taxation team consists of highly experienced lawyers who provide a fully integrated service across the spectrum of taxation issues. They work with Australian and international businesses, providing them with strategic taxation advice on both Australian taxation law and international taxation laws, and innovative solutions to their most complex issues.

For further information, please visit our Taxation showcase page on LinkedIn.


Key responsibilities

In this varied and fast-paced 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
  • Self-driven and a self-stater
  • Strong secretarial experience
  • Excellent judgement and use of initiative
  • The ability to be flexible and adaptable by working for various stakeholders with different work practices
  • Keen attention-to-detail, first-rate secretarial and typing skills and professional phone manner
  • Proactive with the ability to anticipate and apply the most efficient approach 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 attention to detail and 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 Kate Medlen on 03 9286 6752 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
We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. Do you require any support or reasonable adjustments to complete your application? If so, please contact the recruiter via the above telephone number or via email to

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