Legal Assistant At Hall & Wilcox

About the role and team

We have an opportunity for a Legal Assistant to join our Statutory Insurance NSW/ACT team based in our Canberra office on a full time or part time basis.  This role will provide administrative support to two special counsels and one lawyer.

Our Statutory Insurance NSW/ACT – Workers’ Compensation section has 8 team members based in our Canberra office, and forms part of our broader Statutory Insurance practice with around 120 people across NSW and ACT.

There is ongoing training and support available to our legal assistants, both at a team and firm level.  We are looking for someone who is energetic, eager to learn and provides a great service to our lawyers and our clients.

Key responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • drafting of court documents and compiling of briefs;
  • drafting correspondences and emails;
  • assisting with the preparation of monthly team billing;
  • managing all client file maintenance for the team;
  • maintaining partners/lawyers’ contacts in our firm CRM InterAction, including assisting with list management on their behalf for events and communications;
  • preparing files for archiving; and
  • other duties as required.

Skills and experience

We would like to hear from candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • administration experience;
  • legal assistant experience is desirable but not necessary;
  • excellent communication skills;
  • strong ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • a great attitude and willingness to learn;
  • a team player;
  • excellent attention to detail;
  • strong IT skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel;
  • experience in using legal billing system and client management program (eg. Aderant would be desirable but not required); and
  • experience in using document management system (eg iManage10 would be desirable but not required).

About us

Hall & Wilcox is a leading independent Australian law firm.  We are a firm of more than 1000 people, including over 130 partners, delivering outstanding legal services to corporate, public sector and private clients, both Australian-based and those offshore doing business in Australia. Our purpose is to enable our clients, our people and our communities to thrive.

Some of our recent awards and citations include:

  • Law Firm of the Year at the 2022 and 2023 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards;
  • Law Firm of the Year (101-500 Lawyers) and Diversity Initiative of the Year at the 2022 Australasian Law Awards;
  • Ranked third in the Lawyers Weekly Top 25 Attraction Firms for 2022 and 2023;
  • Employer of Choice Gender Equality citation from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) for 2021, 2022 and 2023; and
  • Best Law and Related Services Firm ($100m-$200m revenue) and Best Professional Services Firm ($100m-$200m revenue) at the 2023 Client Choice Awards.

Our culture

We are known for having a great culture that is warm and welcoming, progressive, inclusive and supportive, and that is underpinned by our enduring values – known as Hallmarks.

We are also renowned for Smarter Law, which means we look beyond the status quo to think differently and find solutions that are better and faster.

At Hall & Wilcox, we promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. We encourage applications from candidates of all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

For more information about Hall & Wilcox please visit our website.

How to apply

Please click apply to submit an application.

We are committed to being inclusive, and to supporting candidates with disability so that every candidate is offered a fair, equitable and supportive recruitment experience. If you require any support to complete your application, or if you have any questions, please contact Sally Cai, Talent Acquisition Co-ordinator at [email protected]

This vacancy is being managed directly by the Hall & Wilcox Talent Acquisition / People & Culture team. We will contact our preferred agency partners should we require any assistance.


February 2024