• Smith's Lawyers
  • Southport QLD, Australia
  • 12 Nov, 2023
Full time Personal Injury & Workers Compensation Law

Job Description

If you are dedicated, have a strong work commitment, ethics, and values, looking for a career change in an exciting, fast paced industry we’d like to hear from you.

About Us

Smith’s Lawyers are one of Queensland’s leading Personal Injury Law Firms, assisting our clients as they navigate the difficult challenges associated with injury claims.  Our team primarily operates in providing compensation for people injured in Queensland in the workplace, road/motor vehicle and TPD practice areas. What separates Smith’s Lawyers from other Personal Injury Law Firms is our commitment to ensure no client is out of pocket – that is our ‘No win. No Fee. No Catch’ guarantee. 

Our employee benefits

Our employees enjoy a 9.5 day working fortnight, a focused and structured Learning & Development program, and programs aimed at healthy work practices such as work/life balance. 

In our 2023 employee engagement survey, we achieved an 84% average rating for overall job satisfaction and 90% average rating for “I would recommend Smith’s Lawyers to others as a good workplace". 

About the role:

Smith’s Lawyers are seeking motivated candidates to join our team. Administration experience is required and previous exposure to paralegal work is desirable though not essential.

Based in our centrally located Southport office, this client-centric, fast-paced role requires a motivated, empathetic, and organised person with a strong attention to detail, who is looking for a long-term career in a thriving, supportive firm.

You will enjoy supportive leadership in a collaborative environment with access to internal and external training for professional development.

You will have the opportunity to help people who have been negatively affected by accidents at work or in a motor vehicle, to receive the justice they deserve. 

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Assisting Law Clerks and/or Solicitors with the management and progression of their files 
  • Communicating with clients, specialist Doctors, treatment providers and defendants 
  • Preparing briefs to specialist Doctors, Barristers, and Mediators 
  • Preparing and submitting requests to third parties (treatment providers, Medicare, Centrelink, WorkCover Queensland and others)

About You

To be successful in this role, you will be a reliable, proactive, and enthusiastic individual who is eager to learn and to assist clients in achieving the best outcome. Smith’s Lawyers and our clients benefit from our diverse team of high achieving individuals, and we are looking for the following skills and abilities for those wanting to join our team:  

  • A demonstrated commitment to work in previous roles.
  • Ability to prioritse, work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proactive with the ability to work as part of a team and autonomously.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • A willingness to learn if you have not previously been exposed to Paralegal work.
  • Advanced communication skills, both written and verbal, preferably with previous experience interacting with clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to pre-empt and proactively address tasks.
  • Previous experience as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal or a similar role is preferred though not essential.
  • Experience in personal injury claims preferred though not essential.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills (intermediate in MS Outlook, Word and Excel as a minimum).
  • Positive attitude and willingness to lean and grow your career.

Firm or Organisation Name

Smith's Lawyers

Contact Name

Gary Saldumbide

Email Address

Job Level

Law Student, Graduate - Pre-admission


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