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Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety - Legal Assistant

Mills Oakley

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Job Posted: 22/12/2017

Job Category:

Legal / Legal Secretary & PA

Job description:

Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety - Legal Assistant

About Us

Named as the 2017 Law Firm of the Year at the Australasian Law Awards, Mills Oakley is an Australian commercial law firm experiencing significant growth. The firm is resourced by over 89 Partners and more than 650 staff in offices across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth. From origins in Melbourne in 1864, Mills Oakley has grown to become a leading national firm whose clients include ASX top 200 listed companies, mid-sized corporates, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. Mills Oakley’s success has been driven by the energetic vision of the firm and our commitment to building strong, lasting relationships with clients.

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Legal Assistant to work in our Melbourne Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety team. Supporting a Partner you will display a willingness to learn and have experience working in a WRES team or have litigation experience. You will be regarded as an integral member who will provide superior administrative support and a variety of ad-hoc duties.

Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Extensive diary management and ownership of the team;
  • Attend to PA duties and work independently;
  • Be active on files where required;
  • Ability to manage client relationships well;
  • Take instructions from clients on behalf of the team;
  • Preparation and reconciliation of expenses;
  • Preparing legal documents;
  • Opening and closing of files;
  • Organising events & functions;
  • Billing; and
  • File management.

The ideal candidate will have solid Legal Assistant experience with excellent communication skills, with a client service focus. You will be proficient in MS Word and formatting, and have the ability to prioritise tasks, display initiative, and have exceptional attention to detail. A professional outlook, backed by a great sense of humour would see you fit in well with the team. The core office hours are 8.30am to 5pm, however extra hours may be required when necessary.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to take the next step in their career in a fun, fast paced team environment.


Please address your application to Emma Weeber, Talent Acquisition Consultant. All applications can be submitted online.