Associate / Senior Associate, Commercial Litigation, Disputes & Investigations (Melbourne)

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

Your Role

Our Melbourne Disputes & Investigations practice is expanding and we're recruiting Associates and Senior Associates to join the Group.  You'll join our team of experts who assist clients with their complex dispute and investigation matters, within a collaborative environment.

Our Team

Our band-1 Disputes & Investigations practice, as ranked by Chambers Global, act in the most complex, high-value and reputationally significant disputes and investigations in the Australian market.  We frequently assist with the Australian component of major international disputes, and have the capacity to conduct matters in jurisdictions throughout Australia and the Asia region.

We act in some of Australia’s most significant commercial disputes, including class actions, corporate disputes and investigations, including inquiries by:

  • Australian Securities & Investments Commission.
  • Australian Securities Exchange.
  • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
  • Royal Commissions.
  • Senate inquiries.

Our large team has experience across a range of sectors and include specialist Disputes & Investigations Partners and Lawyers, supported by Knowledge Management Lawyers, Paralegals and Practice Assistants. Our clients work with us because of our diverse teams, market leading quality and service and our strong track record acting in large-scale commercial disputes. 

Our Disputes & Investigations team works without borders, so you will be able to work on matters in any jurisdiction. This will give you variety in the work that you do and the ability to work with many parts of the firm, each with unique backgrounds and life experiences. Harnessing the many talents of our people helps us connect with our clients, solve complex problems, innovate and attract even more great people.  We've long been committed to inclusion and diversity and we're proud that there isn't an 'Allens' type'.

We're able to bring an innovative approach to the way we work too, by leveraging leading technology and expertise to collect, review and analyse vast quantities of documents and data. Through Allens Arrow, we combine low cost document review, AI and predictive coding with legal insight to help clients reduce costs and meet deadlines.

Your day

The range of services provided by the Allens Disputes & Investigations Practice is varied.  Your role within our team could typically include advising our clients on:

Your clients

Our team works side by side with clients as they confront the challenges of a constantly changing legal and regulatory landscape, with regulatory reform and new enforcement approaches by regulators high on the agenda.

You will have access to the firm's extensive client base to explore and develop new opportunities and deliver outstanding service.  You will act for a wide range of leading Australian and multi-national clients, each with unique and challenging work environments. We mobilise quickly, listen to client concerns and base our recommendations on what's most important to them, ensuring we minimise reputational and legal risk.

Your career trajectory

We are in a significant and exciting growth phase and we are looking to expand our Disputes & Investigations practice with high calibre Associates and Senior Associates.  As a member of our experienced and friendly team within Australia's leading law firm, you will be challenged, supported and guided as you continue to learn and develop during your career at Allens.

We will support you on your journey and will give you access to our career framework when you join, providing a clear understanding of what high performance at each career stage as a lawyer at Allens looks like.

We also recognise that every employee's experience is different, and at Allens we know that successful and enjoyable careers come through your focus and commitment to being the best you can be, in an environment where you are supported and encouraged, and have clarity on key processes and decisions.  Our career deal is a key part in achieving this; our deal asks you to take the lead for your career, with us providing the coaching and support to help you meet your goals and aspirations.

What you'll bring

  • Experience in commercial litigation, dispute resolution and / or regulatory investigations, ideally from a leading top tier, national or international firm;
  • An ability to effectively manage larger matters.
  • A willingness to participate in business development activities, such as pitch documents, firm-wide pursuits, article writing, attending industry events and hosting seminars.
  • A desire and ability to grow, both as a Commercial Litigator and leader.
  • An ability to establish a professional profile and internal networks.
  • A willingness to develop others through mentoring and sharing experiences and networks.
  • A willingness to build an understanding of clients and develop effective working relationships. 

Work pattern

This is a permanent opportunity for Disputes & Investigations Lawyers - Associates and Senior Associates. 

Allens supports flexible work practices and we are interested in speaking to lawyers wanting to work either part‑time or full-time.

Allens also supports a hybrid working model where working from home part of the week is the norm. 

About Allens

Allens is a leading international law firm with a proud 200-year heritage of shaping the future for our clients, our people and the communities in which we work.

From playing a pioneering role in the development of legislation and regulatory frameworks in the Asia region, to acting on numerous 'firsts' across a range of industry and community issues, it is in our DNA to make a difference and help shape what our world looks like.

Through our alliance with Linklaters, we offer clients a global network of 40 offices in 28 locations. With Allens, you'll work at the cutting edge of the law on the most complex and innovative matters in the market. You'll work with lawyers and professionals at the top of their game who, like you, strive to get a little better every day. And you'll be supported to take your career wherever you want it to go.

What we'll offer

You will be an integral part of a high performing, national team and have an opportunity to work with genuine market leaders. 

At Allens, we provide lifelong learning that develops you personally and professionally, and access to people and leaders 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. 

You'll enjoy a range of other benefits including free gym membership, staff discounts with hundreds of suppliers and regular social and sporting activities. 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.

Are you ready to begin?

We prefer to hear from you directly.

Please submit your resume via our on-line careers site addressed to Alison Maclurkin, Senior National Resourcing Manager or contact Alison for a confidential discussion on + 61 2 9230 4262.

If this isn't the position for you, please tell your friends or colleagues about it.

Allens' Disputes & investigations practice is expanding nationally and we're also recruiting Lawyers in our Sydney offices, which may align to your career goals.


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