At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.
preparing, examining and advising on contracts of sale for properties and businesses
carrying out title searches and contacting government authorities to find out if any planned development, illegal building work and disputes could affect properties and businesses
preparing, examining and advising on mortgage documentation
negotiating the terms and conditions of, and exchanging, contracts of sale, paying deposits, arranging payment of stamp duty, checking for outstanding arrears and land tax obligations, and calculating adjustments for council and water rates
interviewing clients to determine the nature of issues, and receiving written information concerning cases from Legal Professionals and clients
conferring with clients and potential witnesses and drawing up statements and proposed affidavits in preparation for court proceedings
maintaining legal files
preparing, analysing and interpreting a variety of legal documents
assisting Legal Professionals to prepare cases for court by conducting investigations, undertaking research, arranging witness preparation and attendance, and preparing and filing court documents
may supervise Law Clerks and Legal Secretaries and take responsibility for their work