Float Secretary - Brisbane

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Float Secretary to join our Brisbane team in a full-time capacity. 

The Firm

Carter Newell Lawyers is an award-winning specialist law firm with an enviable national and international client base of large corporations and public sector agencies. We recognise that our people are what makes us successful and we pursue excellence in everything we do in an open, friendly and social culture. With offices in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, our teams collaborate and strengthen one another ensuring outstanding client service and satisfaction. At Carter Newell, you will be encouraged to write your own career journey in a progressive and supportive environment, surrounded by like-minded professionals.

The Position

Carter Newell has a rare opportunity available for an experienced Secretary in our Brisbane office. In this full-time roles you will provide the full suite of secretarial services to our high performing teams, supporting a mix of lawyers and senior practitioners. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Document/Matter management;
  • Drafting correspondence;
  • Court documents;
  • Monthly billing;
  • Diary management, travel booking and handling of telephone calls; and
  • Associated administrative duties.

All secretarial roles are supported by an internal WP resource as well as dedicated filing clerks. 

Essential Experience and Criteria 

You will have at least 3 years of relevant experience as a legal secretary. You will have a flexible and positive disposition with well developed communication, interpersonal and organisational skills. Your 'can do' attitude, proactive approach and ability to prioritise under pressure will make you a valued member of the CN team. 


At Carter Newell, professionalism and client focus, coupled with a transformative culture, are core to our business strategy and team. We are proud to reward our employees with additional benefits and services that contribute to a balanced work environment. Our staff create and maintain strong relationships within the firm through our team activities and social club events held frequently throughout the year.

Our culture is one based on cultivating sustainability and inclusivity, where all employees are recognised for their unique contributions. We enable staff to meet their own personal goals and balance their work & personal lives effectively. Cultural diversity awareness is identified and celebrated across the firm, fostering an inclusive working environment for all employees. 

If you embrace our firm culture, pursue excellence and have a passion for what you do, you will excel in a career at Carter Newell.

How to Apply

If this role sounds like you, please apply now via the details below to submit your resume and cover letter. 

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