Lawyer (2-5+ PQE) - Commercial Litigation

Last updated 2 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

The role

We are currently seeking Lawyers up to Senior Associate level to join our Darwin team on a full time basis. The Darwin office sits in the Public Sector team buts acts for a broad range of government and private clients including NGOs and indigenous corporations.

Working closely with Mark Spain, these roles will see you working on a range of litigious and other contentious matters, varying from construction and infrastructure disputes, employment and industrial relations matters, as well as acting on various other complex commercial disputes.

As the premier law firm in the Northern Territory, our Darwin team act as key advisers on the Territory's most significant projects and are the firm clients turn to when faced with critical legal challenges. The nature of work on offer is varied and challenging and includes acting for government and private clients in a range of commercial matters and disputes.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • 2-5+ years post qualification experience
  • A genuine interest in developing your career in Darwin
  • Recent relevant experience in a firm environment
  • A proven track record of prioritising your time across a number of busy matters
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, required for building client relationships and maintaining a positive team environment

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.

The Public Sector team

Our National Public Sector group is widely regarded to be the premier private government practice in the country and has a wealth of talent and experience within the team.

The team helps Australian Governments at all levels with some of its most interesting, significant and technically challenging programs and projects. We use our skills to solve complex legal problems, assist with the development and implementation of program strategy, and inform policy development.

For further information, please visit our Public Sector showcase page on LinkedIn.

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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