Vacancies

We currently have the following legal and support roles available.

Legal

  • Construction and Infrastructure Senior Associate / Special Counsel (front-end and/or back-end), 7+ years' PAE
  • Wills and Estate Lawyer, 4 to 6 years' PAE
  • Family Lawyer, 2 to 3 years' PAE
  • Employment Senior Associate, 7+ years' PAE
  • Owners Corporation Lawyer, 4+ years' PAE

Support

  • Operations Assistant
  • Float Legal Secretary

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Legal roles

Construction and Infrastructure Senior Associate / Special Counsel (front-end and/or back-end), 7+ years' PAE

A great opportunity exists for a Senior Associate or Special Counsel to join our Construction and Infrastructure team.

KCL Law’s Construction and Infrastructure team act for many nationally based 'tier-1' and 'tier-2' builders and specialist contractors providing advice across the full life-cycle of major infrastructure and commercial projects, including contract procurement through to administration, Security of Payment Act adjudications and dispute resolution.

Recognised in the 2018 Doyle’s Construction Guide as 'recommended' lawyers in construction and infrastructure litigation, Principal Lawyer and Head of Construction and Infrastructure, Darren Cain, and the team itself have been involved in most of the landmark decisions under the Security of Payment Act, and are regularly involved in adjudications and judicial reviews.

As the role is predominantly focused on ‘back-end’ dispute resolution, the successful applicant will be immediately exposed to ‘top-tier’ type litigation and arbitration on major projects involving major participants in the construction and infrastructure space, along with adjudications and judicial reviews under the Security of Payment Act.

Working in a collegial team environment, the ideal candidate will be a nimble thinker who is committed to excellence. With support from the head of the practice, they will also be keen to build on existing networks and develop their own practice.

As a member of the Construction and Infrastructure team, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and genuine opportunity for career growth. The work culture is friendly and supportive, and encourages work-life balance.

To apply, please forward a covering letter together with your CV to Davina Onas, General Manager, at: careers@kcllaw.com.au.


Wills and Estates Lawyer, 4 to 6 years' PAE

As our Estate Group continues to grow, there is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and ambitious lawyer looking to advance their career in a dynamic and successful practice.

KCL Law’s Estate Group has extensive expertise with a wealth of industry and professional experience. It has strong relationships with many accountants, financial planners, family offices and trustee companies, including some of Melbourne’s most prominent.

In the Doyle's Wills and Estate Guide, we were recognised as one of the top 3 firms for Wills, Estate and Succession Planning, as well as one of the top 5 firms for Estate Litigation.

We are seeking a lawyer with experience in wills and estates — ideally with strong technical and drafting skills in estate planning, and experience in estate and trust litigation.

Essential personal attributes for the role include excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate with clients confidently and work in a team. A proactive person who shows initiative, has attention-to-detail and with excellent time management skills. A well-presented individual with a good attitude is a must.

As a member of the Estate Group, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and opportunity for career growth. The work culture is friendly and supportive, and offers a great work-life balance.

To apply, please forward a covering letter together with your CV to Davina Onas, General Manager, at: careers@kcllaw.com.au.


Family Lawyer, 2 to 3 years' PAE

As our Family Law team continues to grow, there is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and ambitious lawyer looking to advance their career in a dynamic and successful practice.

We are seeking an experienced lawyer with 2 to 3 years’ experience in all aspects of family law. The successful candidate must have a good understanding of court proceedings, display technical legal competence, be prepared to appear in court and have the ability to draft proficient court documents. 

Essential personal attributes for the role include excellent communication (written and oral skills), strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work in a team environment and the ability to communicate with clients confidently. A well-presented individual with a good attitude is a must.

As a member of the Family Law, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and the opportunity for career growth. The work culture is friendly and supportive, and offers a healthy work-lifestyle balance.

To apply, please forward a covering letter together with your CV to Davina Onas, General Manager, at: careers@kcllaw.com.au.


Employment Senior Associate, 7+ years' PAE

An opportunity exists for an enthusiastic, passionate and hardworking employment lawyer at the level of Senior Associate to join our Employment and Workplace Relations team on a full-time basis.

To be successful, you will have a passion for employment law, be client focused and commercially astute, and have had 7+ years’ experience practising employment and workplace relations law. In addition to having a solid understanding of the Fair Work Act, you will need to have skills in legal research, drafting, client relations, conciliation and litigation.

Personal attributes essential for the role include excellent communication and interpersonal skills, aptitude for providing clients with commercial legal solutions, the ability to establish and maintain strong client relationship, and an interest in developing a practice or at least nurturing and expanding the firm’s business.

As a key member of the Employment and Workplace team, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and the opportunity for career growth. The work culture is friendly and supportive, and offers work/life balance.

To apply, please forward a covering letter together with your CV to Davina Onas, General Manager, at: careers@kcllaw.com.au.


Owners Corporation Lawyer, 4+ years' PAE

As our property and general litigation practices continue to grow, there is an exciting opportunity for a hardworking, enthusiastic lawyer to join our Owners Corporation practice.

KCL Law focuses on having a team of legal experts with a wealth of industry and professional experience, forming partnerships with our clients and building long-term relationships with them. In the last three years, we have successfully built a practice within the Owners Corporation industry, primarily working for owners corporations and their managers. We are now looking for an experienced lawyer to synergise and continue our success in this area.

You will have matter management responsibility and substantial experience in litigation advice, debt recovery and compliance, as well as leasing, licencing, common property and subdivisions. You will have at least a small referral network and the initiative to continually build upon this. We are looking for someone who is as comfortable working autonomously, as well as in a team environment.

Please note, that a strong knowledge of the Owners Corporations Act is required for this position.  

As a member of our Owners Corporation practice, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and opportunity for career growth. The work culture is friendly and supportive and offers a great work-life balance.

Essential personal attributes for the role include:

  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • aptitude for providing clients with commercial legal solutions;
  • the ability to develop the business; and
  • build strong client relationships.

To apply, please forward a covering letter together with your CV to Davina Onas, General Manager, at:  careers@kcllaw.com.au.


Support roles

Operations Assistant

We have fantastic opportunity for a highly self-motivated, energetic person wanting to gain experience within the legal industry in a full time position as an operations assistant.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • lodging and filing of documents at all Courts;
  • archiving and retrieval of files to and from off-site storage;
  • maintaining safe custody records;
  • mail desk duties, including entry of mail into mail book, franking and delivery of mail;
  • co-ordinating and assisting with urgent deliveries and collections;
  • internal mail rounds;
  • ordering and maintaining stationery supplies;
  • relief reception;
  • responsible for the maintenance and up-keep of the office machines, such as photocopiers and fax machines;
  • general administrative tasks, such as photocopying, printing and binding of documents as required.

The successful candidate will have completed year 12 or equivalent and a course which includes legal studies and business administration. Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office are required and previous experience in an office environment is preferable.

A positive attitude, willingness to learn and ability to work in a collaborative team environment are a must. In addition to having excellent organisational, spelling and grammar skills and attention to detail, the successful candidate must also be able to complete tasks with minimal assistance and ensure all work is accurate and delivered on time.

To apply, please forward a covering letter together with your CV to Davina Onas, General Manager, at: careers@kcllaw.com.au.


Float Legal Secretary

We have an opportunity for an experienced legal secretary to join our firm.

As the float legal secretary you will provide secretarial support across the firm's departments, including Banking and Finance, Commercial and Corporate, Construction and Infrastructure, Employment and Workplace Relations, Estate Group, Family Law, Intellectual Property and IT, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Property and Leasing.

Your duties will include:

  • file management'
  • dictations;
  • preparation of counsel briefs;
  • drafting correspondence and court documents;
  • client liaison;
  • monthly billing using Affinity practice management system;
  • entering client data into Affinity;
  • scheduling appointments; and
  • general administrative tasks, such as photocopying, printing and binding documents.

The successful candidate must have a positive attitude, exceptional time management skills incorporating attention-to-detail and excellent communication skills. A team player with strong interpersonal skills are essential.

To apply, please forward a covering letter together with your CV to Davina Onas, General Manager, at: careers@kcllaw.com.au.