Employment / WHS - Senior Associate

  • Location

    Sydney, New South Wales

  • Sector:

    Law Firms

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  • Salary:

    Market leading salary offered

  • Contact:

    Alexandra Starke

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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About the Firm

Our client is considered one of Asia Pacific's leading law firms.

The firm's Workplace practice in Sydney is one of the most successful employment law practices in Australia and is led by industry experts, with extensive experience across the full spectrum of employment law, industrial relations, discrimination and work health and safety. The Workplace team works closely with major domestic and international clients as well the public sector in Australia and they remain at the forefront of emerging developments in technology and innovation within Human Resources.

The Role

Due to an exciting growth phase, our client is seeking a talented Senior Associate to join their high performing specialist team.

As a Senior Associate in this team, you will have an expert focus on industrial relations matters. You will be representing employers in industrial disputes, including appearing before the Fair Work Commission, and advising employers about enterprise bargaining - including strategy and negotiations.

We would also consider applicants with a broader mix of litigation and advisory work across the full spectrum of employment law, IR, discrimination and work health and safety.

About You

The ideal applicant should possess:

  • At least 5 years of experience practicing in employment law, WHS and industrial relations law, gained at a reputable Australian law firm;
  • Preferably you have significant industrial relations experience, including in enterprise agreement bargaining;
  • A client focused approach and the ability to build strong working relationships with clients, colleagues and peers;
  • Experience running matters (with appropriate supervision) and the ability to drive a matter forward autonomously where appropriate;
  • The ability to effectively delegate to and mentor graduate lawyers and paralegals in the group;
  • An interest in and willingness to contribute to business development initiatives for the practice group;
  • Strong initiative and ability to work autonomously and efficiently.

If you are interested in applying for this position or would like to find out more, please contact me for a confidential discussion.

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