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Review Manager

Apply now Job no: 496108
Work type: Full time - Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Legal – other

About the role

Due to the continued growth in demand for specialised document review within KWM, we have created a new role for a Review Manager to help establish and manage the document review team. The role and responsibilities will allow you to apply your legal, people and project management skills in often complex and high-profile matters. You will ensure that projects are delivered within deadlines and within budget. The role will be responsible for managing document review projects for discovery, regulatory requests, and corporate due diligence.


Under the direction of the ALT Director, this specialized position is responsible for managing projects and the provision and promotion of the effective use of the various technology services delivered by the group.

  • Allocating review team resources to matters – you will be the first point of contact for any team across the firm who needs review team resources for a matter. You will understand the needs of the matters and how to appropriately resource the matters to meet the needs;
  • Managing the review team pool – including staff development, workflow and performance;
  • Managing the document review process – including managing any issues that arise, monitoring progress, providing regular status updates to the matter team, ensuring the document review process is completed on time and within the agreed budget, and escalating queries and implementing solutions where appropriate;
  • Introducing a consistent Quality Assurance process across all matters – to ensure quality of review work on each matter is at the standard required through QA and other standard processes developed in the role; and
  • Work collaboratively with ALT – agree how the review will be run, including whether or not technology assisted review will be used, and what level of ALT support will be required.

What experience are we looking for?

  • Proven leadership experience within a Dispute Resolution (Litigation) team.
  • Project managing and supporting disputes from inception to closure.
  • Working as part of a high performing team that delivers high quality services to legal teams.
  • Technical leadership including the ability to take responsibility for and consistently deliver high quality results within strict deadlines.
  • Ability to supervise and manage the team, and to ensure projects are resourced.
  • High level verbal and written communications, along with attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications


About us

As a leading international law firm headquartered in Asia and recognised as one of the world’s most innovative law firms, King & Wood Mallesons offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience. With access to a global platform, a team of over 2000 lawyers in 27 locations around the world, we work with clients to help them understand local challenges, navigate through regional complexity, and to find commercial solutions that deliver a competitive advantage for our clients.


  • Market leading work for premium clients
  • Formal and informal flexible working
  • Support for working parents including emergency childcare
  • Comprehensive wellbeing program including 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
  • Commitment to gender pay equity

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.

For further information on this role, please contact Britt Evans on britt.evans@au.kwm.com

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

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.

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