CAREERS

Positions currently available:

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Legal secretary 

We are looking for a legal secretary to join our team from January 2018.  Duties will include client management, matter management, maintenance of systems, procedures and controls, diary management, secretarial support and general office duties.  The work will be varied and interesting, demanding but rewarding.  You will have prior office experience, preferably in a law firm.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, as well as a proactive and enthusiastic approach to your work.  You will work as part of a close-knit team, with the ability to work autonomously.  There is a definite opportunity for career progression and advancement for the right candidate, with further training and personal development encouraged and supported.

Position commences in January 2018.

To apply, please email your covering letter and CV to info@shirelegal.com.au

 

Lawyer 

We are looking for a lawyer (4 - 6 years PAE) willing to make a significant long-term contribution to the firm's ongoing success and growth.  You will want to build on your existing knowledge and experience with a view to developing your client base, personal branding and knowledge in the following areas of law:

Property Law - easements, commercial and retail leasing, property transfers and refinance, co-ownership agreements, strata law (including changes of by-law), subdivision, property development (including neighbour agreements and option agreements), property agreements (family loan agreements, granny flat agreements), retirement village contracts, conveyancing (sales, purchases, off-the-plan).

Business LawSale and purchase of business, franchising, business agreements, employment law, intellectual property, competition & consumer law

Estates lawestate planning (wills, powers of attorney, enduring guardianships), business succession planning, probate / letters of administration, estate challenges.

The successful applicant will have a friendly, approachable manner, with an empathetic approach to our valued clients.  Excellent presentation and written/oral communication skills are a must, as are a proactive and enthusiastic work approach.  Strong time management and organisational skills are crucial.

Immediate start available.

To apply, please email your covering letter and CV to info@shirelegal.com.au

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Final year law student or law graduate needing to satisfy their Practical Legal Training (PLT) requirements on a voluntary part-time (3-4 days per week) basis.

In compliance with PLT requirements, your work experience will include:

  • application of legal knowledge and skills to the resolution of real-life legal problems;
  • experience of procedures and dynamics commonly found in offices in which legal services are provided;
  • experience in the process of becoming a professional practitioner of the law including:
    • significant contact with clients;
    • drafting documents;
    • legal research; and
    • using a file management system.

You will work closely with the Shire Legal team in all areas of the law - business, crime, family, litigation, property and wills/estates.  

Your experience may include:

  • Drafting court documents and correspondence;
  • Assisting solicitors at Court attendances;
  • Assisting solicitors with client conferences;
  • File management and preparation of briefs for hearing;
  • Preparation of contracts and agreements;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Undertaking legal research;
  • Drafting articles; and
  • General administrative tasks.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Superior people skills
  • High levels of professional integrity
  • The ability to manage time effectively
  • Brilliant written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to follow instructions and work independently

PLT positions from now until early 2018 are already filled.  If you wish to be considered for future positions, email your covering letter and CV to info@shirelegal.com.au

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