Workplace Relations Legal Assistant

About Us

Mills Oakley is a leading independent Australian law firm. With 100 partners and over 600 staff nationally, we are a Top 10 Australian firm by size. Our clients include ASX200 listed companies, mid-sized corporates, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. We have been recognised by respected industry bodies and commentators, including ALPMA and Australasian Lawyer, as one of the nation’s most innovative law firms, leading ground-breaking projects such as Australia’s first legal services Accelerator. Our energetic vision is complemented by our investment in quality people and a proven commitment to forging strong, durable client relationships.

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Legal Assistant to work in our Melbourne Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety team.

Supporting a Partner and Senior Associate you will display excellent organisational skills and attention to detail. Prior experience working in an employment or industrial relations team or litigation experience will be highly regarded. You will be an integral member of the team who will provide superior administrative support and display an ability to think strategically and manage competing priorities for the team.

Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Extensive diary, phone and email management and ownership of the team;
  • Attend to PA duties and work independently;
  • Be active on files where required;
  • Ability to manage client relationships well;
  • Take instructions from clients on behalf of the team;
  • Preparation and reconciliation of expenses;
  • Preparing pro forma legal documents and briefs to Counsel;
  • Attend to e-filing of court documents;
  • Opening and closing of files;
  • Organising team events & functions;
  • Billing; and
  • File management.

The ideal candidate will have solid Legal Assistant experience with excellent communication skills and a client service focus. You will be proficient in MS Word and formatting, and have the ability to prioritise tasks, display initiative, and have exceptional attention to detail. A professional outlook, backed by a great sense of humour would see you fit in well with the team. The core office hours are 8.30am to 5:30 pm, however extra hours may be required when necessary.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to take the next step in their career in a fun, fast paced team environment.


Please address your application to Madison Waller, Talent Acquisition Consultant. All applications can be submitted online.