Legal Secretary (Construction & Engineering) - Brisbane

An exciting opportunity for an experienced secretary to join our Construction & Engineering team in a full-time capacity. You will be supporting partners and senior lawyers across a range of matters.

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 Legal Secretary to join our Construction & Engineering team. Led by four Partners, the Construction & Engineering team acts for public and significant private companies in the mining, engineering, construction and property industries, including developers, main contractors, principals, sub contractors, suppliers and construction insurers. With a strong national reputation, the team is regarded as one of the most respected legal practices dealing with construction and engineering issues.

This role will see you supporting two Partners, one Special Counsel and a Solicitor working across a range of litigious matters. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Liaising with clients via email and telephone;
  • Conflict searches;
  • Document management, including preparation of briefs and associated legal correspondence and documents;
  • Matter  management (opening, closing matters);
  • Diary management;
  • Travel arrangements and itineraries;
  • Monthly billing on Expert;
  • Monthly expense reconciliation;
  • 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 5 years experience as a legal secretary, having worked in litigation roles before. 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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