Senior Leasing Paralegal

Location: Melbourne
Job Type: Full time
Reference: 966101

About us

MinterEllison is an international law firm, headquartered in Australia and regarded as one of Asia-Pacific's premier law firms. Our teams collaborate across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the UK to deliver exceptional service. We have a clear goal – to be our clients' best partner. We put the client at the centre of everything we do and partner with them to delivery truly innovative solutions. We also think beyond the law, offering clients advisers who are multi-disciplinary and industry-facing to help them achieve strategic goals, grasp business opportunities and create value for their stakeholders.

Our Melbourne Real Estate, Environment and Planning team (REEP) is one of the largest property and development teams in Australia and provides a comprehensive range of property-related legal services for developers, investors, owners, landlords, property fund managers, telecommunications providers and listed property trusts. The team has recently won "Property Team of the Year" award at the 16th Annual Australian Law Awards -  a testament to its depth of expertise, client focus and proven track record of service to the property sector.

A significant subteam within REEP is our market leading Australia-wide property portfolio management service, through which we manage the leasing of some of Australia's largest institutional holders of retail, commercial, industrial and bulky goods property portfolios. 

Ideal candidate

As a member of our leasing team you would have significant responsibility and for example control your own files and be responsible for preparing, negotiating and progressing client's leases, agreements for lease and the usual associated lease documentation. You would also liaise directly with some of the team's clients and conduct negotiations with our client's tenants and their lawyers. Given these responsibilities, we are particularly interested in speaking to experienced leasing paralegals who are able to successfully manage high volume and high quality leasing work.

To be successful in this role you would need to be able to demonstrate the following skills and expertise:

  • significant leasing paralegal experience obtained within a reputable property law practice;
  • prior experience with preparing, reviewing, negotiating and settling leases, agreements for lease and the usual associated lease documentation including retail, commercial and industrial;
  • a working understanding of the retail leasing legislation in Victoria and other ideally jurisdictions;
  • the ability to develop relationships with clients and the REEP team;
  • a keen eye for detail and an ability to follow process and achieve consistency;
  • the initiative and drive to take ownership of your matters and client portfolios;
  • exceptional time management and organisational skills; and
  • the ability to consistently produce accurate, high quality work.

MinterEllison's Real Estate team is renowned for its level of technical innovation in the leasing area. Therefore you would also need to be able to show:

  • a high level of computer and system literacy; and
  • a willingness to adapt your personal working style to match those of the team and their processes.

On a personal level, to be successful and genuinely enjoy being a member of this high performing team you would need to be enthusiastic and flexible, with a good work ethic and a strong team focus. You will also need to have the confidence and maturity to work autonomously with some of Minter Ellison's largest and most prestigious clients and take pride in your work and the services we deliver.

What we offer

MinterEllison offers a working environment where people care about ensuring that you balance your professional goals with your interests outside of work. As an employee of MinterEllison you would also have access to a wide range of staff benefits including free gym membership, numerous staff discounts and our comprehensive wellbeing and L&D programs. In addition, all new starters take part in a thorough induction and our Real Estate team offers extensive support and mentoring to all staff members.

How to apply

To be considered for this role, please submit your cover letter and CV for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply' button below. If you would like further information, please contact Lisa Fleming at for a highly confidential discussion.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia on an unrestricted basis.