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Practice Administrator (Legal Secretary) - Corporate / Energy & Resources

Administration Managers
Contract Full Time
6 days ago

We have an exciting opportunity for a Practice Administrator/Legal Secretary to join our Corporate team in Perth on a full-time maximum term contract basis. Clayton Utz's Practice Administrators (PAs) are an instrumental part of our firm. By providing high quality administrative support services to our Partners and team members, our PAs maximise the efficiency of the Practice Group and the Firm.


Reporting to Brett Cohen , Partner in Charge and Partner Liz Humphry working in the Corporate / Energy & Resources group, this role will see you providing high-level support to Brett and Liz, as well as a number of other lawyers across the Corporate team. You would also be providing support to Brett in his capacity as Partner in Charge of the Perth office.


Key responsibilities

In this varied and fast-paced role, you will be responsible for:

  • Drafting, reviewing and preparing correspondence / documentation (including contracts)
  • Managing all incoming correspondence, as well as providing a proactive and efficient approach to producing correspondence without direction
  • File management as well as actively attending to email filing/management for Partner and ensuring other employees are attending to same
  • Managing telephones, electronic diaries and voicemail for team members
  • Organising meetings and travel, including a proactive approach to reorganising commitments on a needs basis
  • Manipulation of complex documents
  • General accounts, reporting and monthly billing


Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Strong secretarial / PA experience
  • Keen attention-to-detail, first-rate secretarial skills and professional manner
  • Commitment to the team, and be a strong team player
  • Self-driven and a self-starter
  • Excellent judgement and use of initiative
  • The ability to be flexible and adaptable by working for various stakeholders with different work practices
  • Proactive with the ability to anticipate and apply the most efficient approach in order to reduce the administrative time required from the Partner
  • Advanced typing skills & Microsoft Office skills


The Corporate team

Our Corporate team is a high-profile market leader. We have a strong, positive team culture, and we provide a challenging and rewarding workplace. This role is working in the speciality area of Energy & Resources.

For further information, please visit our Corporate / M&A showcase page on LinkedIn.


In addition to this, we're looking for a resilient and motivated individual. Someone who is able to work autonomously and is focused on attention to detail and providing an outstanding service to their clients.


The firm

As Australia’s leading independent law firm, our culture has been built by innovative thinkers. They are the driving force behind our firm and if you choose to be part of the team your expectations will be challenged every step of the way.


We’re looking for individuals who will thrive under our spirit of independence. Dynamic personalities who can collaborate, innovate and strive for success within our collegiate culture. In return we will work to help build the career you’ve always wanted. Are you up for the challenge?


Why Clayton Utz?

As part of this innovative team you will be working across major national, government, and global clients. All the while collaborating with some of the sharpest legal minds in the industry. Clayton Utz has also been a powerful force in Australian pro bono practice, striving to deliver justice for those who need it and not just those who can afford it. In your time here you’ll be constantly surprised by the projects you get to work on and what you can accomplish.


Imagine what you could achieve at a top law firm that actually values independent thinking. A law firm who challenges the status quo.


Go on, challenge your expectations.



How to Apply?

We prefer to work directly with candidates, if you are interested in this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or contact the consultant, details below, for more information. Clayton Utz is an inclusive employer that supports flexible work arrangements, please feel free to discuss your flexibility needs with the recruiter for this role.


Consultant Contact Details

Brooke Wheeler, (08) 9426 8046


COVID-19 Vaccinations

Clayton Utz is dedicated to playing our part in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and providing a safe work environment. With this in mind, Clayton Utz has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires any partner, employee, client, contractor or visitor who attends the office to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status, or an approved medical exemption, prior to attending to our premises, to engage in business travel or to attend a firm event.


Accessibility and Inclusion

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. Do you require any support or reasonable adjustments to complete your application? If so, please contact the recruiter via the above telephone number or via email to .


For more information on Clayton Utz, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn here .


Agency submissions

Clayton Utz does not accept agency submissions unless the agency is specifically contacted by a member of the Clayton Utz Recruitment Team. Please do not forward candidate profiles or resumes to Clayton Utz partners, hiring managers or other employees - this will not constitute as an introduction to the firm and Clayton Utz will not be liable for a fee.

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $0
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $0
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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