First Year Lawyer

First Year Lawyer

Slater and Gordon Lawyers | ashfield, NSW, AU

Posted 11 days ago

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First Year Lawyer

What are we looking for?

A unique opportunity now exists to join Slater and Gordon as a File Transfer Lawyer in our National Legal Operations Team. We are ideally seeking candidates who have recently been admitted or in their first year of practice.

As part of the File Transfer Team, you will be responsible for ensuring the firm’s interests are protected when a client’s retainer is terminated. Other day to day responsibilities will include:

  • creating and updating internal guides and precedents
  • negotiating forms of security for unpaid costs
  • liaising with key internal and external stakeholders and seeking instructions
  • ensuring matters are transferred correctly and within the legal requirements
  • respond to queries 
  • drafting of correspondence 
  • any other duties required
  • This role presents a unique opportunity to develop exceptional communication and negotiation skills at an early stage of practice but also gain broader exposure to legal practice management skills.

    You will be responsible for the legal management of the File Transfers Team. This is a small and dynamic team. You will collaborate closely with staff in practice areas of the firm and with our shared services.

    What will you bring?

    Our ideal candidate will possess the following qualities and expertise:

  • Recently Admitted or in your first year of practice
  • Highly organised with strong time management skills and project management experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to produce high-quality letters and reports.
  • Excellent problem-solving ability and negotiation skills.
  • Strong initiative and a sense of ownership over your role
  • Ability to identify areas for improvement and implement change
  • Why work for us?

    Slater and Gordon is a leading Australian Personal Injury law firm. Our people are passionate advocates for clients, providing a personal and caring service. For their part, our clients value an expert, tailored service from people they can depend on.

    We pride ourselves on offering accessible, world class legal services to people from all backgrounds and socio-economic circumstances. We work hard to simplify the legal process for them and provide support and guidance along the way.

    At Slater and Gordon you’re exposed to varied and interesting work and the constant opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of everyday people.

    Slater and Gordon employees enjoy a genuine opportunity for professional development in an environment that values and recognises high performance.