Senior WorkCover Legal Secretary



Location: Melbourne 


Contract Type: Permanent 


MinterEllison is one of Australia’s largest law firms, with nearly 200 years of business history.  We're known for our legal and consulting expertise - and for our inclusive and authentic character.


Our purpose is to create sustainable value with our clients, people and communities.  That means we have a proud history of providing excellence to clients, nurturing our people and giving back to the communities in which we live and work.


We value excellence, curiosity and collaboration.  Clients rely on us for our responsive, commercial approach.  Our clients include government departments and agencies, private and publicly listed companies, and small and large businesses in Australia and overseas.  


As a highly valued employee we will also provide you with a wide range of benefits. To view our benefits, please copy this link into your browser


Your role


An exciting opportunity exists in our Statutory Compensation Management group for an experienced Legal Secretary. We are looking for someone with a good level of attention to detail, an ability to multi task and work autonomously in a busy team environment.


As a key addition to this team, some of your responsibilities will include:


  • Email and phone management
  • Liaising with barristers and chamber clerks and insurers/clients
  • Diary management including organising meetings
  • Preparing court books and briefs
  • Drafting correspondence, document production and amendments including use of precedents
  • Database management and coordination
  • High volume file management including file opening and electronic filing 
  • General administrative tasks such as filing, photocopying and conducting searches as required
  • Billing, reporting and general accounts
  • Monitoring key dates such as advices, appeal dates


What you need


The successful candidate will have 2+ years' legal secretarial experience (Workers' Compensation experience favourable) and will also possess the following attributes:


  • Excellent prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Resilience and a commitment to excellence that matches our own
  • Self-motivated and an ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Strong understanding of MS Office applications
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage conflicting priorities
  • Team orientated and committed to building rapport with other practice group team members
  • Initiative and strong desire to contribute to team success


Why MinterEllison


We offer flexible working options to encourage balance, wellbeing and support for sustainable ways of working and a range of social, financial and health benefits, including free gym membership - all with no minimum tenure.


We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities, cultural backgrounds, genders (including trans or gender diverse), LGBTQ+ people and those with carer responsibilities. We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.


How to apply


We prefer to connect with people directly, so please submit your CV by clicking on the 'Apply' button. We encourage all applications, including if you do not meet the criteria listed for the role. Your application will also enable us to consider you for other opportunities that may be available at MinterEllison.


If you would like further information, require any adjustments throughout the recruitment process or for a confidential discussion, please contact [email protected].


Melbourne, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent