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Paralegal - Recovery & Restructuring
  • Full-time permanent role, Global law firm
  • Restructuring, recovery & insolvency matters
  • Supportive and friendly team!

Dentons Australia

In Australia, Dentons has offices in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, and associate offices in Adelaide. Our expertise, attitude and accessibility attract many of Australasia's most successful and innovative organisations as well as leading multinationals.

Our lawyers are repeatedly recognised as leading legal service providers in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and IFLR 1000. Many of our partners are consistently recognised in each of these directories and in Best Lawyers International: Australia. Dentons has been named the Lawyers weekly Diversity law firm of the year for two years running.

About the Role

We have a new opportunity in our Sydney office for someone looking to build upon their paralegal career in our busy Recovery and Restructuring practice on a full time permanent basis.

Dentons acts on behalf of a number of Australia's major banks on recovery and restructuring matters.

The work is of a fast paced nature, which will see you having the responsibility of managing a portfolio of files.  You will also work alongside lawyers in the team with an emphasis on compliance and quality assurance.

Your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Full responsibility of file management (from start to finish);
  • Preparing legal documents, including statutory notices and court documents;
  • Acting as first point of contact for clients, maintaining regular communications via specialised online web-based portal;
  • Liaising directly with customers in relation to sensitive financial matters with the aim to come to suitable arrangements;
  • Working with lawyers to progress matters through Courts; and
  • Assisting on other legal matters, including personal insolvency matters.

About you

You will be very well organised and have superior drafting skills and attention to detail.  In this role, you will handle a large workload and will be required to keep your workload up to date.

Ideally you will have 2+ years of law firm, banking or corporate support experience and will be keen to develop your career as a paralegal.

You will enjoy working in a friendly team environment under supportive partners, with on the job training to help you along the way.  You will be self-motivated and driven, with a professional outlook and the ability to deal with sensitive matters.

Ideally we are interested in hearing from paralegals with secured or unsecured debt recovery experience however this is not essential.

Employee Extras

Dentons Australia focuses on the three key areas of talent management: engagement, development, and culture to motivate, develop and deliver excellence for our clients.

We offer competitive market salary packaging, incentive pay and reward, salary sacrifice packaging, additional leave programs (purchased leave, parental leave) and referral bonuses.

We provide a number of corporate discounts, a generous health and wellbeing program and promote diversity initiatives across gender, flexibility, culture and LGBTI. We offer a range of benefits to our staff and their families. At Dentons, we are constantly looking to improve employee's lives in and out of the workplace.

As a Dentons employee you can also benefit from a range of free and discounted social activities, support networks, discounted gym memberships, discounted legal services and benefits on banking products with our clients.

To apply

Click on the below link to submit your application for this role. Please note that there are screening questions attached to this application: 

Alternatively, you can visit our Dentons career page.

Feel free to contact Vivienne Micheletti on + 61 2 9931 4948 with any questions regarding this opportunity. All enquiries will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

Dentons has an internal talent acquisition team that works directly with candidates on all of our career opportunities. Dentons does not accept external agency applications for this role.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Job ref: VM000042
Submitted: 13-02-2019
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