Paralegal/Senior Paralegal
Shine Lawyers
Newcastle, NSW, Australia
1d ago

Our firm

Come and right wrong with us. At Shine Lawyers, we are a non-traditional law firm committed to understanding the needs of our clients, pro-actively working to stand up for the little guy.

We’re a national team of 700+ dedicated professionals who enjoy coming in each day to help make a difference.

The role

We are fortunate to work with people across a range of personal injury litigation matters. With over 40 branches across Australia, we continue to progress and grow our practices aiming for the best results for their clients.

A hands-on approach at all levels means that Shine Lawyers is a law firm willing to tackle multi-nationals or explore home grown issues in the fight for justice.

Shine Lawyers is now seeking a driven and experienced Paralegal / Senior Paralegal in our Newcastle office on a p ermanent , full-time basis.

This is a fantastic opportunity for ideally, a career paralegal, with significant experience across litigated personal injuries, to work closely with a senior legal professional and learn from the very best.

Please note that although this role is a full-time opportunity, we are open to discussions around either a part-time or flexible work arrangement for the right candidate.

The responsibilities

  • Assist solicitors with the day-to-day operations of files / client management
  • Be the first point of contact for clients and answer clients’ enquiries
  • Work across a mixed file load in workers' compensation, public liability, motor vehicle accident matters
  • Prepare matters for conference and hearing including preparation of court documents, legal documents and general correspondence
  • Draft briefs, documents such as claim forms and schedule of damages and liaise with Counsel
  • Correspond, brief and liaise with medical practitioners and other experts
  • Coordinate medico-legal appointments, compulsory conferences and mediations
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships both internally and external to the organisation
  • Manage complex databases of information
  • Devise systems to support information retention and accessibility
  • Administration tasks as required
  • The skills

  • Demonstrated experience as a legal secretary / paralegal across litigious areas of law
  • Experience in personal injuries across MVA, WorkCover and public liability matters will make your application competitive
  • Significant demonstrated experience of pre-court and court processes
  • Client service oriented, strong organisational skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team and achieving targets
  • Proactive, self-starter and displays initiative
  • Comfortable to work under pressure when needed
  • Strong MS Office skills
  • What we offer

    An ASX listed company with great aspirations, growing into more emerging practice areas. Our search is for like-minded people, passionate about righting wrong and putting the client at the heart of all they do. We offer :

  • Opportunity to reach your potential
  • Competitive remuneration and incentive program
  • A progressive and supportive working environment
  • We look forward to receiving your application.

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