The Firm

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At Baker McKenzie we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other law firm, we were born global. Our Australian practice was established in Sydney in 1964, in Melbourne in 1982 and in Brisbane in 2014. Our lawyers work seamlessly with our global colleagues, collectively providing a capacity of more than 5,600 locally qualified lawyers and 6,000 professional staff in 78 locations across 47 countries.

Baker McKenzie Australia can offer you access to complex, market leading matters working with some of the world's best legal minds – people who know the law and who understand business. We have an unrivalled ability to provide training and secondment opportunities across our global network. Locally, we have an inclusive culture of learning, coaching and opportunity where you will work in small teams on matters that often cross borders. We value people who think ahead and get

The Role

This is a full time permanent position.

The Baker McKenzie corporate secretarial team assists with the:

  • incorporation of companies
  • annual corporate compliance obligations of companies
  • maintaining and updating of corporate registers of companies
  • changes in officeholders of companies
  • increasing and decreasing capital in companies
  • transfers of shares in companies
  • changes of names of companies
  • reorganisation and restructuring of corporate groups
  • deregistration of companies.

The Baker McKenzie corporate secretarial team provides corporate secretarial services to many of the largest companies in the world.

The Baker McKenzie corporate secretarial team in Australia is going from strength to strength and is looking at adding a further corporate paralegal to assist the Corporate Secretarial team in Melbourne.

Skills and Experience Required

Experience as a corporate paralegal is preferred but not essential.  We are looking for a career paralegal.

Suitable candidates will possess the following attributes:

  • superior attention to detail
  • strong organisational skills
  • a strong work ethic to meet the high expectations of our clients - many of which are large global organisations in different time zones
  • ability to communicate effectively and clearly in both writing and verbally noticed.  

Diversity & Inclusion

Baker McKenzie is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive culture for all its employees, with equal opportunity for all to progress and have a meaningful career with our Firm. Our mission is to foster an environment where individuals of every ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, age, disability, and marital and parental status may succeed professionally and fully contribute to the goals of the Firm.

We believe that diversity within the firm makes us stronger, and that an inclusive workplace will enable our talented workforce to achieve their potential. We celebrate differences, and all of our people are expected to create and maintain an open and supportive culture for everyone.

To Apply

If you are self-motivated and excited by the connectivity that a global law firm can offer, then we would like to hear from you. Please click on the Apply icon to start the online application process for this role. We will then be in touch with you once we have reviewed your application.

For a confidential discussion and further information, please contact Cathie Hackett-Smith, +61 3 9617 4595 or Email