Allens is an international law firm with offices throughout Australia and Asia. Through an integrated alliance with Linklaters, we offer clients access to an extensive network comprising 40 offices in 28 countries. Allens offers one of the most comprehensive legal networks in Australia and Asia.
We have been named Australian Law Firm of the Year in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2017 thanks to positive feedback from our clients. The award caps off a year of working with clients on some of Australia's largest and most complex deals.
Allens has one of the leading practices in commercial litigation and dispute resolution in Australia and we now have an opportunity for a specialist Associate or Senior Associate to join our construction disputes team - based in Melbourne but operating nationally.
Our construction disputes team delivers commercial and cost effective solutions utilising the whole spectrum of dispute resolution processes - including litigation, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, expert determination and adjudications. We provide advice on the avoidance, management and resolution of claims and disputes from the commencement of construction through to completion.
Working with some of the leading litigators in Australia, as a Senior Associate you will be responsible for guiding, advising and representing clients on a broad range of complex construction contracts and disputes on major projects.
What you'll bring
To succeed in this role you will need:
- Demonstrated experience in construction disputes, ideally at a leading top tier, national or international law firm.
- A strong academic background.
- An ability to effectively manage smaller matters and discrete elements of larger matters.
- A desire and ability to grow, both as a lawyer and leader.
- A willingness to build an understanding of clients and develop effective working relationships.
- An ability to establish a professional profile and internal networks across offices.
- A willingness to develop others through mentoring and sharing experiences and networks.
What we'll offer
At Allens, we’re focused on advancing our industry through equipping our people with the skills and experience they need to be the lawyers of the future. We’re ready to define tomorrow. Are you?
With us, you’ll be more than a lawyer. Our people are technical experts, but they’re also trusted business advisers who think bigger, more broadly and more strategically. Together, we solve complex legal challenges, and collaborate across practice areas and disciplines to guide our clients.
We work across borders too, thanks to our alliance with Linklaters. This strategic partnership opens up worlds of opportunity for our business and our people, including rotations in Linklaters London, Hong Kong and Singapore for our graduate lawyers.
In a rapidly changing world, we seek opportunities to innovate, embracing creative thinking, new approaches and emerging technology. And we don’t just use them to benefit ourselves and our clients. We believe strongly in driving positive change to do right by our community too.
Our teams are open, inclusive and encouraging, giving you the chance to learn and grow, but your development will be down to you. You’ll have the flexibility to drive your career, and we’ll recognise your achievements and hard work as you progress through the firm. Are you ready to begin?
How to apply
We prefer to hear from you directly. Please submit your resume via our on-line careers site addressed to Deborah Zurnamer, Resourcing Manager or call Deborah on +61 2 9230 4011 for a confidential discussion.