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Legal Assistant - Intellectual Property

  • 492268
  • Melbourne
  • Legal Support
  • Full time
  • Part time

Join Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Australia's leading independent law firm.

An opportunity now exists for an experienced legal assistant to contribute to the delivery of the Legal Support vision which is to be a high quality, flexible function that delivers exceptional performance to enable the firm to provide outstanding client service.

You will be working with a partner and their market leading team on matters for high profile clients.  We are looking for a talented legal assistant with 5+ years’ experience who demonstrates exceptional organisational skills, excellent communication skills, an eye for detail and strong initiative.  You will be confident and outgoing and your focus will be providing high level assistance to ensure the needs of your team are met.

At Corrs, we help you achieve your ambition - at every stage of your career.

Required Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of Word to produce high quality documentation (including working with templates and as applicable to role, court documents, applying styles and troubleshooting errors with confidence, speed and accuracy).
  • Advanced knowledge of Outlook to organise and manage contacts, fee earner availability, and follow up outstanding matters so that deadlines aren’t overlooked (including, as required, using initiative to autonomously manage partner/fee earner emails and calendars, follow-up outstanding items from fee earners/clients/other parties and keep partners/fee earners updated).
  • Basic knowledge of PowerPoint to produce high quality presentations.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Advanced knowledge of CMS or other finance related software to manage expenses, matters, timesheets, client billing and reporting requirements
  • Ability to oversee monthly billing for group which may entail between 100-140 invoices a month taking into account the various client requirements and deadlines including e-billing platforms
  • Experience in organising travel and accommodation arrangements in line with policy and consultation with travel coordinators

Technical capabilities including:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience as a legal assistant
  • A minimum of 65 words per minute typing speed (98% accuracy)
  • A minimum transcription speed of three minutes per minute of dictation (98% accuracy)

About us: 

Corrs Chambers Westgarth is Australia’s leading independent law firm. We provide exceptional legal services across the full spectrum of matters, including major transactions, projects and significant disputes, offering strategic advice on our clients’ most challenging issues.

Why Corrs?

We pride ourselves on meeting our clients needs in a culture characterised by excellence, commitment, collaboration and respect.  Our policies, practices and behaviours foster a safe and inclusive workplace, and we focus on creating opportunities and supporting a diverse workforce.

  • Flexible working as standard – we’ve established flexibility as standard business practice and an option for all our people.
  • Bonus leave - an additional week of leave each year (5 weeks annual leave in total)
  • Wellbeing program –We support the wellbeing of our people across areas including resilience, mental health, mindfulness, personal development, physical health and self-care.
  • Diversity and Inclusion – This is a key area of focus for the firm.  We set meaningful goals to improve diversity and an inclusive culture in which all employees feel supported and valued.
  • Responsible business approach – we are a member of the United Nations Global Compact, and are committed to promoting and respecting human rights, supporting the Compact’s Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We are also a member of AusLSA, which works to promote and increase sustainable practices across the legal sector.
  • Learning and development opportunities – including our Australian-first international study scholarship, our national training program and our mentoring program

To apply click on the "apply" button or contact Hannah Blandford on +61 3 9672 3156 for a confidential discussion. 

COVID-19 vaccination policy

The safety and welfare of our people, clients and community is our priority. Only people who are fully vaccinated or unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons are permitted to attend Corrs offices. More information about our COVID-19 vaccination policy is available on request.

For more information, see our website


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