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Practice Assistant - Projects & Real Estate

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Work type: Full time - Permanent
Location: Perth
Categories: Projects & Real Estate

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 almost 3000 lawyers in 28 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.

About the role

We’re looking for an enthusiastic team-player to join and support the highly regarded Projects & Real Estate group in our Perth office.  The team have an inclusive and collaborative culture while maintaining a focus on excellence and a commitment to client service.  This role would suit a Legal Assistant who’s seeking a long-term career in legal administrative support and would like to be part of a friendly, social team.

Your key responsibilities will extend across client service, financial management support, business development and documentation management. 

Your day will involve

  • pro-active management of emails and diaries including scheduling appointments and dealing with competing priorities
  • organising internal and external meetings and coordinating catering, room bookings or video conferences
  • client liaison
  • managing and maintaining files (electronic and paper)
  • monthly client invoicing
  • client financials reporting
  • drafting and amending pitches, capability statements and presentations
  • tracking daily paperwork and documentation
  • arranging client functions
  • general typing including copy typing, drafting correspondence and document amendments
  • other miscellaneous administrative tasks including processing of monthly AMEX

What experience are we looking for?

  • at least 1+ years’ experience in a legal administrative support role
  • experience with billing processes is essential
  • excellent attention to detail and prioritising skills
  • solid relationship building skills
  • advanced technical skills in Microsoft Office programs
  • the ability to work well under pressure
  • the flexibility to adapt and respond to various urgent demands

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. 

What else we’ll offer

  • Formal and informal flexible working patterns and leave arrangements
  • Holistic wellbeing programs to support mental and physical health, including access to a broad range of mental health resources, gym memberships, flu vaccinations and skin cancer checks
  • Mobility around our network when opportunities arise
  • Access to a large range of learning and development opportunities
  • A detailed framework to support working parents in balancing their personal and professional priorities
  • Corporate discounts on health and general insurance, superannuation advice and other products and services
  • Opportunities to participate in a wide range of pro-bono and community impact programs, and inclusion networks

How to apply

Please apply by selecting the "apply now" link below and completing an online application form.

All job applications must be submitted through kwm.com, Seek or LinkedIn.  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.

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.

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