Legal Secretary (Commercial Property) - Brisbane


An exciting opportunity for an experience Commercial Property 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 to ensure 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 likeminded professionals.


The Position


Carter Newell has an exciting opportunity available for an experienced Legal Secretary to join our Commercial Property team. In this full-time role, you will provide the full suite of secretarial services to our high performing team, supporting a Partner, Special Counsel and Solicitor. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Liaising with clients;
  • Matter and document management including preparing and formatting a range of documents and correspondence;
  • Assisting with settlements – PEXA and paper;
  • Conducting title and statutory searches;
  • Managing monthly billing on Expert;
  • Conflict searches;
  • Diary management, travel arrangements and expense reconciliation; and
  • Associated administrative support to fee earners in the practice group.


All secretarial roles are supported by an internal WP resource and filing clerks.


Essential Experience and Criteria


You will have 5+ years relevant experience as a property/commercial legal secretary and have a flexible and positive disposition. Your well-developed communication, interpersonal and organisational skills will allow you to prioritise effectively and proactively support the 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 and 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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