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Legal Secretary

K&L Gates Australia

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Job Posted: 22/12/2017

Job Category:

Legal / Legal Secretary & PA

Job description:
Legal Secretary

Opening Date22-Dec-2017

Closing Date02-Feb-2018

Job LocationMelbourne

GroupRestructuring and Insolvency


About the role

We are currently seeking an intermediate level experienced Legal Secretary to join our Restructuring & Insolvency team based in our Melbourne office.

The team act for Australia's largest banks and financial institutions on a range of insolvency, turnaround and securities enforcement matters across a range of industries.

This role will assist a Partner, Special Counsel and two Lawyers in all areas of secretarial support, including managing crucial team administration, handling client queries and managing the monthly billing process.

What does the role involve?

  • Diary management
  • Administrative support to the partner and fee earners in the practice group
  • Managing confidential firm information and opening new matters
  • Inputting and maintaining client data into client relationship software (Interaction)
  • Assisting with client queries
  • Managing the monthly billing process

The ideal candidate will have 2+ years experience as a Legal Secretary within the Restructuring & Insolvency practice group or prior experience in a similar role.

About you

We value our culture at K&L Gates and are proud of our friendly and respectful reputation. We are looking for a likeminded individual who in addition to possessing technical excellence is able to work collaboratively in a team to get things done.

You should be practical and proactive in your approach in addition to demonstrating strong problem solving skills and work well in a team.

To be successful in this role you will ideally have experience working in a medium to large sized law firm with a Restructuring & Insolvency practice area and be highly organised. You should be able to work efficiently and use your initiative, as well as being proactive in your approach to tasks and showing exemplary attention to detail.

Strong Microsoft Office skills are essential, as are excellent communication skills. You will be capable of using automated billing systems and client relationship management software (Elite and InterAction preferred).

The extras

  • Salary continuance insurance
  • Social events – social club and sporting teams
  • Pro-bono programs and community involvement via our payroll giving program, Global Day of Service and charitable fundraisers
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave
  • Purchased annual leave
  • Onsite learning and professional development programs including a Management and Professional Excellence curriculum, CLE's and the HUB.
  • Committees that tackle the big issues including diversity and inclusion, Women in the Profession.

About Us

K&L Gates has history as far back as founding firms 1858 in London, UK, 1883 in Seattle, USA and 1946 in Pittsburgh, USA. Merging in the mid 2000s to become the 11th largest Law Firm in the world and becoming K&L Gates as we know it today.

For everyone at K&L Gates, our role is about our clients. They rely on us to provide insightful and practical advice on the diverse issues that affect their businesses. However, they also expect that advice to go hand-in-hand with excellent client service. The combination of our practice strength, global platform, and unwavering commitment to unsurpassed client service is a true differentiator in the legal services marketplace.

Do you like what you see?

Please apply via our Careers page at

Applications close Monday, 22nd January 2018.

For more information please contact Tania Brierley, Recruitment Consultant at

For more information about K&L Gates please see our website

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