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 39 offices in 28 countries. Allens offers one of the most comprehensive legal networks in Australia and Asia.
We have been named an elite band one firm in 18 practice areas in the Chambers Asia-Pacific rankings for 2017, including 14 band one rankings in Australia, two in Vietnam, one in Papua New Guinea and one in Mongolia.
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 Senior Lawyer/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 provide lifelong learning that develops you personally and professionally, and gives you access to people and partners who can help you become the best you can be. You'll be given ongoing opportunities to get involved and to take your career all the way. It's up to you to make the most of them.
Allens also leads the profession in community investment, giving you the opportunity to make a difference through our work on reconciliation, the environment and other social justice issues as well as our workplace giving and volunteering programs.
How to apply
Please send your application addressed to our Resourcing Manager, Charlotte Norman, or call +61 3 9613 8983 for more information.