Careers Paralegal or Legal Secretary

Paralegal or Legal Secretary

Paralegal or Legal Secretary

Position Title/Role Level: Paralegal or Legal Secretary

Reporting To: Partner, Queensland

Office Hiring: Brisbane (QLD)


We are an award-winning national law firm that specialises in property, development, commercial law, and strata and community titles. Our Brisbane practice is looking for an experienced paralegal or Legal Secretary to join our team.

You will be supporting a small and collaborative team of lawyers across our litigation, advisory and conveyancing practices. You will be working with industry leading property developers, international clients, investors and strata stakeholders.

The role is full time and based in our Brisbane office at 200 Mary Street. Our firm has a flexible “family-first” approach to working, so after your probationary period, you may want to move towards a hybrid way of working after discussing this with your manager.

Key Responsibilities

In this role, you will join a team that will be supporting 2 partners and 4 lawyers. The work will be wide-ranging and includes:

  • Opening and closing client matters
  • Running conflict checks
  • Filing documents and emails (electronically)
  • Preparing fee proposals
  • Organising client meetings
  • Conducting online searches such as title deeds and company searches
  • Assisting with some conveyancing matters
  • Assisting with preparing client invoices, and
  • Other general administrative duties as directed by the legal staff.

There is scope to grow in this role, including to find ‘your level’. The nature of our work, and the tasks that you can help with, provide a unique opportunity to truly make this position your own.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Experience working in a law firm (required)
  • Experience working on property / real estate related matters
  • Experience managing conveyancing matters (preferred)
  • An organised and meticulous approach to your work
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills required for maintaining a positive team environment

Why work with us?

Bugden Allen Graham Lawyers (BAGL) is a national law firm with offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and the Sunshine Coast. You will be joining a company with over 50 staff (and growing) which has a fun, inclusive and supportive culture. Our core values are With Teamwork, we care; With Excellence, we inspire; With Innovation, we grow; and With Integrity, we lead.

You will be lucky enough to work under the guidance and support of undoubtedly some of Australia’s leading experts in property development and strata title law. Our clients include leading property developers, banks, insurance companies, Government departments, strata companies, strata managers and listed and private companies.

Our group includes a PropTech company that has built three technology systems including our LevyCollect debtor management system that we use to streamline to process of collecting outstanding strata levies.

For more information on BAGL including our team, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn.


An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the right candidate. Along with a competitive base salary, our fee earners are also offered an incentive based on billable targets in accordance with our Staff Incentive Program. We have some of the most conservative, and achievable billing targets in the industry as we recognise the importance of striking a balance between our employees work and life commitments.

How to apply?

We prefer to work directly with candidates, so if you are interested in this role, please respond via the Careers option on our web site or contact us via email at

Agency submissions

Agencies – please note that we are not currently accepting applications from agencies for this role unless you have been approached by us.


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