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Paralegal (Student, Part-time)
  • Global law firm - Perth CBD office
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • Initial 12 month fixed term contract

The Role:

Dentons has a fantastic opportunity for a law student to join its highly regarded and complex Banking and Finance team in Perth as a Paralegal.

In this busy practice, Dentons acts on behalf of major banks and financial institutions. The work is of a fast paced nature, which will see you working closely with our banking clients in preparing commercial loan documents and advising on matters regarding commercial lending transactions.

Your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • File management
  • Liaise with clients
  • Preparation of commercial loan documents
  • Reviewing commercial agreements and contracts
  • Attending settlement for property related matters
  • Administration

This opportunity is an initial 12 month fixed term contract with a view to permanency. There is an opportunity to progress to a graduate solicitor for those that excel in this role.

About you

To be considered for this opportunity you must be a law student working towards completing your law degree in the next 1-2 years.

You have an interest in the Banking & Finance and Real Property Law practice areas. You must be able to work autonomously and as part of a team. You will possess strong organisational skills and be motivated to assist the team in meeting tight deadlines. Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as legal research skills are essential. You will have a professional manner and the ability to deal with sensitive matters. In addition, a high level of enthusiasm and energy is a must.

Study of banking & finance or real/personal property electives, as well as experience in a bank or legal firm will be highly regarded. This role is also open to working part-time whilst completing your studies. The days can be flexible, aside from Wednesday – minimum 3 days per week.

Dentons Australia

In Australia, Dentons have offices across Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, with an associate office 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 also been recognised on multiple occasions as Lawyers weekly Diversity law firm of the year and has also been recognised as a top 50 Australian employer for workplace diversity and inclusion. 

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 generous health and wellbeing programs and promote diversity initiatives across gender, flexibility, culture and LGBTI. At Dentons, we are constantly looking to improve employee's lives in and out of the workplace.

To apply

Click on the link to submit your application - please include your CV and a cover letter. Alternatively, you can visit our Dentons career page.            

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: Only shortlisted candidates that meet the requirements of this position will be contacted. 

Job ref: KS000007
Submitted: 15-08-2019
Contact: Kristina Sardelic
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