Practice Assistant – Mergers & Acquisitions - Tech/IP Team
We are a top-tier law firm that aims to have a significant and positive impact on our people, clients and communities in which we work. Our firm is special because of the collective spirit of our people. We are bold, creative, collegiate, caring, smart and fun. We offer our people competitive total rewards and a strong focus on career development opportunities.
King & Wood Mallesons is an Asian headquartered global law firm with more than 2,000 lawyers across 27 locations including China, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, the Middle East, Japan and the US.
- Market leading work for premium clients
- Flexible and agile working
- Support for working parents including emergency childcare
- Corporate gym memberships, flu vaccinations, skin checks, discounts on health, general insurance and other products and services
- Swap pay for leave and Time in Lieu
- Mobility around our network when opportunities arise
About the role
We are looking for a Practice Assistant to join our Sydney Tech / IP team that’s part of the Mergers & Acquisitions practice group. This role is responsible for providing support to a small team of two Partners and Solicitors by taking the lead on managing client billing for the team (including preparing and completing billing), assisting with project management tasks on larger projects (e.g. WIP reporting), diary management, preparing reports and drafts of presentations and other documents, organising meetings as well as administrative tasks. You will have the skills of someone who is responsive, energetic, with a can-do attitude and who has a good understanding of the variety of administrative tasks that will need to be provided.
What experience are we looking for?
- advanced technical skills in Microsoft Office programs
- the ability to work well under pressure
- the flexibility to adapt and respond to various urgent demands
- excellent attention to detail and prioritising skills, taking personal responsibility for the quality of the work completed
- recognised experience in a similar environment
Why work with us?
We want to be the law firm clients love to work with and a great place to work and grow for our people. It’s important to us and our clients that you our people find working at KWM an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
We know our people value flexibility around when and where they work. So we are committed to offering a more adaptable way to work – we call this Agile Working.
Growth conversations and real-time feedback is also a priority. So whether it’s more targeted and meaningful conversations around professional and personal development, regular feedback, coaching or developing infrastructure - we want to help our people grow.
How to apply?
Please apply by selecting the "apply now" link below and completing an online application form.
If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you must hold all visas and other approvals necessary for you to work for the firm in Australia.
Agencies - please note that we are not currently accepting applications from agencies for this role.
King & Wood Mallesons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to principles of diversity and inclusion. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.
All job applications must be submitted through kwm.com, Seek, LinkedIn or an authorised agency, applications through any other third party websites will not be accepted.