Commercial Litigation Senior Associate


The role

Our Commercial Litigation practice currently has an exciting opportunity for a Lawyer and a Senior Associate to join Ross McInnes' team. These roles are full time opportunities and based in our Sydney office.

You will join a high performing and collaborative team and will work with industry leading Partners and Lawyers. Our clients include prominent ASX-listed financial services entities and international corporate and institutional clients.

Key responsibilities

In this role, you will act on major complex commercial litigation in a range of areas, including high-profile financial services disputes and investigations. Specifically, your key matters will involve significant litigation and investigations undertaken by Australian regulatory bodies including ASIC. You will be involved in briefing and liaising with counsel drafting correspondence, preparing advices, preparing witness and expert evidence, legal research, and assisting with the conduct of litigation proceedings. On a day to day basis you will engage with senior litigators and Partners, and will have exposure to prominent clients.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Between 6-8 years PQE
  • Commercial litigation and/or regulatory experience
  • Strong academic achievements
  • Familiarity with Supreme/Federal Court litigation
  • An interest in financial services
  • Thrive in an environment that values autonomy, independence and a strong work ethic
  • A strong focus on delivering exceptional client service
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills; required for building effective client relationships and contributing to a positive team environment

In addition to this, we are looking for a dynamic lawyer who can contribute to the success of this practice, and who is seeking develop their career under the expert guidance of leading litigation Partners and Lawyers.

The Commercial Litigation Practice Group

Clayton Utz's Litigation and Dispute Resolution lawyers form a top-tier commercial litigation practice, the largest in Australia. Our reputation for undertaking the most complex, significant and high-profile matters, and delivering excellent results for our clients, is second to none.

For further information, please visit our Litigation and dispute resolution showcase page on LinkedIn

The firm

As Australia’s leading independent law firm, our culture has been built by innovative thinkers. They are the driving force behind our firm and if you choose to be part of the team your expectations will be challenged every step of the way.

We’re looking for individuals who will thrive under our spirit of independence. Dynamic personalities who can collaborate, innovate and strive for success within our collegiate culture. In return we will work to help build the career you’ve always wanted. Are you up for the challenge?

Why Clayton Utz?

As part of this innovative team you will be working across major national, government, and global clients. All the while collaborating with some of the sharpest legal minds in the industry. Clayton Utz has also been a powerful force in Australian pro bono practice, striving to deliver justice for those who need it and not just those who can afford it. In your time here you’ll be constantly surprised by the projects you get to work on and what you can accomplish.

Imagine what you could achieve at a top law firm that actually values independent thinking. A law firm who challenges the status quo.

Go on, challenge your expectations.

How to apply?

We prefer to work directly with candidates, if you are interested in this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or contact Jordan Tu on 02 9353 4699 for more information. Clayton Utz is an inclusive employer that supports flexible work arrangements, please feel free to discuss your flexibility needs with the recruiter for this role.

Accessibility and Inclusion

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Agency submissions

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