Employment & Industrial Relations
Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Posted 1 month ago

The Opportunity  
We are excited to begin the search for a senior Workplace Relations lawyer, working with a fantastic mid-tier law firm to help them find a great match. This role offers a great opportunity for an experienced practitioner to come in and build up a practice of their own, with a great mix of front and back end matters to keep them busy. This role can be based in any of the firm’s offices in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne.

If you are ready to find yourself in a new firm, as part of a growing team where you can really settle in for the long term, read on.

Values First
Our approach to talent acquisition is always values first. So, the values this firm holds dear include:

  • Connection and teamwork are highly valued at this firm. Once a year, all solicitors from interstate gather for a few days to learn from each other and meet their colleagues in person. There are also a range of other excellent events throughout the year.
  • Continuous improvement in yourself, your work and in others around you. You will be encouraged to take part in external training sessions and networking groups and to share your learnings with your colleagues.
  • Transparency with each other and with clients. In practice, this means that you will have regular meetings with your colleagues to keep abreast of all matters, and similarly, clients are kept up to date with developments on their matters.
  • Work-life balance is encouraged in this firm. With low billable hours, the focus is on client satisfaction and excellence. There’s no expectation of working unreasonable hours – so go home and spend time with your family and friends.
  • Technical excellence is important to this firm and is a culmination of each of their values. Many of their lawyers have been recognised in Doyle’s guide and serves as a testament to this.

The Skills
If the values feel like a fit, skills-wise we are searching for a Senior Associate or Special Counsel with 7 to 10 years post admission experience in a workplace relations/ employment law practice. You’ll be:

  • Overseeing and managing a portfolio of workplace relations and employment files with assistance from junior lawyers and support staff, and guidance from senior Partners.
  • Providing complex advice relating to disciplinary, performance and dismissal cases, management of workplace investigations and contract reviews and negotiations.
  • Preparing legal correspondence and documents including pleadings, submissions, motions, affidavits, and settlement agreements.
  • Representing clients in State and Federal courts, commissions and tribunals.
  • Working collaboratively with clients, partners, and other team members to develop and implement effective strategies to resolve matters.
  • Assisting in the development, training and mentoring of junior team members.
  • Developing and maintaining strong client relationships and providing exceptional client service.

About LexVeritas
You may not know much about LexVeritas. We are the new kids on the block when it comes to talent acquisition, but our team are experienced legal career experts. Our values first approach is different; a bit like us. Want to find out more about yourself and your values? Want to progress your career in a fulfilling way? Reach out to us:

Mikaela Casey, Manager – Talent Acquisition ([email protected]) and
Emily McCarthy, Head of People & Culture ([email protected]).

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Senior Associate, Special Counsel

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