Associate or Senior Associate, Employment & Safety (Sydney)

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Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Sydney
Categories: Experienced Lawyers

About Allens

Allens is a leading international law firm with offices throughout Australia and Asia.

We have recently been named an elite "band one" firm in 20 practice areas and jurisdictions by Chambers Asia Pacific 2019. This achievement caps off a year of working with clients on some of Australia's largest and most complex deals.

The opportunity

Following a busy and successful year for our Employment & Safety (EAS) Stream and our practice nationally, we are now seeking to employ a talented Associate or Senior Associate to join our growing Sydney team.

The Employment & Safety Stream sits within the Disputes & Investigations team and advises on all areas of employment, work health and safety, industrial relations, and discrimination law.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2019 notes that our EAS team 'provides impressive strategies for handling employment issues arising from major corporate transactions and restructures including compliance reviews. Prestigious client base includes many of Australia's largest blue-chip employers. Go-to adviser for litigation mandates involving breach of employment contract, unfair dismissal and discrimination. Also able to provide advice with regard to industrial relations and workplace investigations.'

By joining our team, you will work with a dedicated team of experts and gain exposure to a broad array of employment and safety work, both contentious and non-contentious.

Our team advises clients on all aspects of employment law including in respect of major workplace restructures, employment contracts, executive appointment and termination issues, incentive and reward schemes, employee claims, workplace policies, performance and conduct management, termination of employment, managing employment risks and compliance, investigations, managing bullying and harassment complaints, enterprise bargaining, industrial instruments, outsourcing arrangements, consultancy agreements, post-employment restraints, legislative and policy developments, due diligence, incident response.

You will have access to a broad range of sectors including telecommunication, media and technology, pharmaceuticals, financial services, energy and resources, infrastructure, health, construction and retail.

What you'll bring

To succeed in this role you will need:

  • Demonstrated experience in work health and safety and employment law, ideally at a well-regarded top tier firm, national or international firm or boutique firm.
  • 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
  • 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 and transcript via our on-line careers site addressed to Rachael Duggan, Resourcing Manager or contact Rachael on +61 2 9230 4618 for a confidential discussion.


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