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Legal Secretary - Projects & Construction

Clyde&Co - Perth, WA

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About the role

Clyde & Co's Projects & Construction practice in our Perth office is a full service offering with both front-end and back-end capability. At present, the team requires a professional and vibrant Legal Secretary to provide support to a Partner and team of lawyers. You will bring your experience and positivity to this busy and rewarding role.

The culture of the practice means that you will be a recognised and valued contributor and your ongoing career development will be fostered.

Key responsibilities

This role is ideally suited to an organised, solution focussed secretary, accustomed to being the right-hand person to a Partner and team of allocated fee earners.

You will use your strong legal support background, forward thinking approach and initiative as you take on responsibility for the following:

General typing, drafting and amending of documents including PowerPoint

Diary management, including organising internal and external client meetings

Attending to client and matter queries, including managing the process of opening new clients and matters through to closure of a matter

Maintaining paper and electronic filing systems

Monthly billing, including ensuring that client SLA's and specific billing requirements are followed

Capturing fee earner business development activities in the firm's client management system

Arranging flights and accommodation and preparing itineraries

Assisting with coordination and planning of internal and external events.

Key skills and experience

To be considered for this postion you will have:

  • Minimum 2-4 years' experience as a legal secretary
  • Proficiency across Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • A professional and polished presentation with clear and concise communication
  • A demonstrated ability to organise workloads to meet tight deadlines
  • Experience with billing (experience with Elite 3E will be regarded favourably)
  • The ability to multi-task with a proactive and flexible approach to your work
  • Willingness to assist with all other reasonable work related fee earner requests.

Reporting Structure

In addition to any Partner reporting lines, all Legal Secretaries will report to the National Legal Support Manager.

About the Firm

A pragmatic and dynamic international law firm with a focus on core sectors of infrastructure, insurance, international trade, natural resources and transportation. Clyde & Co is recognised for its work in and with fast-moving and volatile emerging markets, and for a history of managing complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions and disputes. Internationally, with more than 4,000 staff across six continents, we are on the front line for our clients' interests, all over the world. Our culture is one that is based on our integrity, enjoyment of work and a spirit of adventure that runs through everything we do. Clyde & Co is a truly entrepreneurial firm, always seeking new opportunities. We have had a presence in the Asia Pacific region for close to 40 years, during which time we have invested in building a network of market leading specialists who support our clients' international and regional growth strategies. We have over 500 directly-employed staff in-region. Our regional network includes presence in: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Ulaanbaatar, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, as well as working closely with Clyde & Co offices around the world.

For more about the firm, its lawyers, offices and areas of expertise and for the latest industry thought leadership please visit www.clydeco.com

How to apply

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a dynamic and progressive firm. If you are interested in this position, please submit your application (including cover letter and resume) via the link below.

If you would like further information or a confidential chat please contact Vivienne Micheletti.

Agencies: We have an internal resourcing team responsible for the recruitment of this role and are only accepting direct applications at this time. Thank you but we are not accepting agency submissions for this role.