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Legal Assistant – Personal Injury/Abuse

  • Friendly, energetic & collaborative team culture!
  • Variety of staff benefits offered including flexible work arrangements & Health/Wellness program
  • Immediate start – ongoing training, mentoring and support offered

Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers is a mid-tier law firm with offices in Sydney, Parramatta, Campbelltown, Melbourne, Wollongong and Newcastle. We offer specialist legal services in property, commercial, litigation and dispute resolution, employment & industrial relations and plaintiff personal injury law. Our clients include a broad cross-section of corporate, government, not for profit, SME and personal clients.

We actively provide our staff with encouragement, opportunities and the resources they require to continuously challenge and improve their skills, and ultimately work towards achieving their career objectives.

The Opportunity

A great new opportunity has arisen for an experienced and proactive Legal Assistant to join our Personal Injury team based in our Sydney CBD office. Supporting a Special Counsel and working alongside a collaborative and energetic team, this full-time role will involve a variety of legal administrative work within plaintiff personal injury, but more specifically with historical abuse matters.

This role is suited to high-achievers who enjoy the challenge of a high-volume workload and busy work environment, and are looking to establish and build their career within a strong and reputable Firm.
Ideally, we are looking for candidates who are highly experienced in complex PI matters, but who also have the ability to handle and address sensitive material, given the nature of some matters.

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing a high level of secretarial and administrative assistance: drafting and producing standard correspondence, photocopying, data entry, filing and collating
  • Frequent client liaison and communication with external parties; Doctors, Insurers etc
  • Extensive diary and calendar management
  • Organising meetings and travel arrangements
  • Assisting with preparation of correspondence and court documents
  • File and document management; oversee and assist with opening and closing files
  • General legal administrative support for the wider team as required
  • Mentoring opportunities for junior staff

Successful candidates will have:

    • A minimum of four (4) years’ experience within Personal Injury Law and/or abuse matters (essential)
    • A demonstrated understanding of complex Personal Injury matters and procedures, (essential)
    • Excellent interpersonal, spoken and written communication skills
    • Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and multi-task with accuracy during busy times
    • Strong proficiency in Office 365 and Outlook skills 
    • Excellent file management skills
    • Confidence to liaise with clients and professionals at all levels
    • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
    • The ability to undertake tasks with a demonstrated high attention to detail

    We are ideally looking for well-presented candidates who are passionate about providing high-quality client service and have a genuinely proactive attitude. In this role you will enjoy and benefit from a highly collaborative and friendly workplace culture. We take pride in our Firm values and culture of providing clients with traditional personal service.

    This role is available for an immediate start, so if you’re interested in what we have to offer, please proceed with your application via SEEK. Alternatively, please send your CV together with a cover letter to Stephanie Almeida, HR Advisor at

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