Senior Associate - Commercial Litigation (R&I)

Last updated 3 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

The role

Our Brisbane Commercial Litigation / R&I group are currently recruiting for a Senior Associate to join their high-performing and successful practice.

You will join a collaborative team to act for a variety of clients including major financial services entities, mining and energy companies, State and Federal Government, ASX listed companies, large private organisations and insolvency practitioners in a range of major complex commercial disputes, regulatory investigations and contentious insolvency matters.

In this role, you will act on major complex commercial litigation in a wide range of areas. Specifically, your key matters will involve significant litigation involving major energy and resources clients. You will be involved in preparing complex advices, preparing witness and expert evidence, liaising with Counsel, and assisting with each aspect of the conduct of proceedings. On a day to day basis you will engage with our litigation Partners as well as being exposed to our corporate teams and our prominent clients.

This role presents a great opportunity for someone looking to further develop their practice and skills with excellent client exposure.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • At least 6 years' post admission experience within a commercial litigation or contentious restructuring and insolvency practice.
  • Familiarity with Supreme/Federal Court litigation
  • Strong drafting experience including court documents, affidavits, briefs, and the preparation of evidence.
  • 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 to build client relationships and maintain a positive team environment.
  • A team player with strong time and project management skills

In addition to this, we're looking for a resilient, self-starter. Someone who is able to work autonomously and is focused on attention to detail and providing an outstanding service to their clients.

Clayton Utz's Litigation 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.

How to Apply?

We prefer to work directly with candidates, if you are interested in this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or contact the consultant, details below, 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.

Consultant Contact Details

Emma Tyson, (03) 9286 6682

Accessibility and Inclusion

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