Legal Assistant/Secretary - M&A Melbourne

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Job Number: 968567
Work type: Full Time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Secretary / Word Processor, Melbourne

About Us

Legal secretaries and administrators are valued and respected at Minter Ellison - 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.

As a leading international law firm, Minter Ellison offers a full range of legal services to an impressive list of clients across Australia, in Asia and globally. We work on interesting, challenging and innovative legal issues and clients trust us with their largest and most complex transactions.

Our Mergers and Acquisitions team

Our Mergers and Acquisitions group acts for an expansive client base of international and Australian clients for the full spectrum of M&A transactions spanning private and public markets. 

The M&A division has advised on numerous landmark deals, including cross border operations. The team has been commended by Chambers Asia Pacific/Chambers Global as 'knowledgeable, professional and very thorough.

Your role

An excellent opportunity exists within our Melbourne Mergers & Acquisitions team for an experienced legal secretary. In this role, you will provide invaluable coordination and support services to partners and fee earners within this varied and down to earth team.

This could be an ideal career development role for an experienced secretary who is seeking a challenging role with a great variety of people, whilst enjoying a collegiate and supportive team environment.

  • As a key addition to this team, some of your responsibilities will include:
  • Managing files (both electronic and hard copy);
  • Diary management and organisation of authors;
  • Complying with client reporting requirements;
  • Monitoring emails and taking telephone calls;
  • Extensive travel arrangements (including both international and domestic);
  • Assisting in maintaining client databases;
  • Drafting correspondence, document preparation and amendments;
  • Reconciling corporate AMEX expenses;
  • Monthly billing in accordance with client requirements,
  • Coordinating meetings internal and external
  • Document management ie. editing of documents, mark ups etc

What you need

This would be a fantastic career development opportunity for a secretary with solid experience in a corporate law firm environment. 

We welcome applications from experienced secretaries who possess:

  • Excellent prioritisation and organisational skills;
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • The ability to communicate clearly and confidently at all levels;
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Word skills, including document creation and presentation;
  • An understanding of MS Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint and other software;
  • A demonstrated commitment to internal and external service standards;
  • An adaptable and flexible nature;

What we offer

Minter Ellison 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 Bronwyn Booth on 03 8608 2544 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.


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Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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