Legal Secretary - WorkCover

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Job Number: 967445
Work type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Secretary / Word Processor, Melbourne

MinterEllison is an international law firm, headquartered in Australia and regarded as one of the Asia-Pacific's premier law firms. Our teams collaborate across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the UK to deliver exceptional outcomes.

We have a clear goal – to be our clients' best partner.  We put the client at the centre of everything we do and partner with them to deliver truly innovative solutions.

Our culture

Legal secretaries and administrators are valued and respected at MinterEllison – you provide vital support to our legal staff and contribute to our success as a leading professional services firm. We are a friendly and supportive team that takes pride in our work, our individual and collective achievements, our clients' success, and our firm's reputation in the marketplace.

Your role

An excellent opportunity exists within our successful WorkCover team (part of our Statutory Compensation Management group) for a Legal Secretary. Providing high level support in a busy practice, you will look forward to a varied role where no day is the same. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Email and phone management
  • Liaising with medico-legal doctors, barrister clerks, investigators and insurers
  • Diary management including organising meetings
  • Drafting correspondence, document production and amendments including use of precedents
  • Preparing responses, court books and briefs
  • High volume file management including file opening and electronic and physical filing 
  • Reconciliation of corporate AMEX expenses
  • Uploading medico-legal, counsel, surveillance and circumstance invoices
  • Liaising with barrister clerks and investigators
  • Resulting matters and entering events into ACCtion
  • Monitoring key dates such as advices, response and statutory offer dates

What you need

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years' legal secretarial experience in either defendant or plaintiff litigation practice in a fast paced professional services environment and will also possess the following attributes:

  • Be adaptable, flexible and have a high level of initiative
  • Excellent prioritisation and organisational skills with proven ability to be pro-active and multi-task
  • Be team orientated and committed to building rapport with your job share partner and other practice group team members
  • The ability to clearly and confidently communicate with a range of stakeholders and clients
  • Ability to deal with confidential information in a discrete manner
  • Ability to build strong client relationships
  • Strong understanding of MS Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint and other software
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • A demonstrated commitment to high internal/external service standards
  • Can demonstrate their energy and enthusiasm for the role

What we offer

MinterEllison people are caring, high-achieving and supportive of each other both at work and outside of it.  You'll enjoy being able to call on a network of business support resources for assistance, and have the flexibility you need to engage effectively with your work, your colleagues and any further study you may be undertaking.  We also offer a wide range of accessible in-house learning programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint and other soft skill courses around communication and time management.

How to apply

We prefer to deal with you directly.  Please submit your CV for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply' button below.  If you would like further information, please contact Clare Odell at for a highly confidential discussion.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.


Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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