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Paralegal Opportunity, 12-Month Contract
  • Global law firm, Melbourne CBD location
  • Join our successful banking and finance team!
  • Supportive and friendly Partner and team

About Dentons

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and is recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

The opportunity

Dentons has a fantastic opportunity for someone looking for a long term career as a paralegal to join our successful Banking & Finance team on an initial 12 month contract. In this rewarding role you will be acting on behalf of a number of banks and lending institutions and managing the settlement process for the banks customers.

Your duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Acting as point of contact for our client;
  • Dealing with customer enquiries via telephone and email;
  • Drafting correspondence and verifying conditions of loans;
  • Arranging settlements via PEXA;
  • Filing/opening and closing files; and
  • General administration tasks as required.

About you

To be successful in this busy role, strong organisational skills are essential and you must be a team player. In addition, a high level of enthusiasm and energy is a must. Ideally you will have 1-2 years experience in similar roles and be keen to develop your career as a paralegal.  The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Proven attention to detail;
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills;
  • A pro-active and flexible attitude;
  • Accountability with the ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines; and
  • Problem solving and negotiating skills.

Ideally we are interested in hearing from paralegals with settlements experience and PEXA familiarity.  The successful candidate will be capable of handling a high volume of matters, and dealing with settlement related issues as they arise.  You will enjoy working in a friendly team environment under supportive partners, with on the job training to help you along the way.

Employee Extras

At Dentons, benefits come in many forms. Our employee benefits program, 'Employee Extras' offers a range of options designed to support you both professionally and personally. When you work for us you can make the most of these to enhance your career and maintain work/ life harmony.

You will enjoy working in a collaborative, open and welcoming team environment where hard work is rewarded. Dentons offers a number of training and development opportunities for its staff, numerous staff discounts and benefits including a health and wellbeing program.

Dentons fosters an inclusive work environment and is an equal opportunity employer.

The firm prides itself on promoting initiatives across a selection of diversity focus areas including gender, flexibility, culture and LGBTI.

To apply

Click on the below link to submit your application for this role.  Please include a brief cover letter and current CV.  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 candidates will be contacted for further follow-up in relation to this role.

Job ref: VM000046
Submitted: 05-03-2019
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