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Senior Associate - Employment & Safety
  • Sydney CBD location with great employee benefits
  • Leading global law firm supporting your career progression
  • Join a growing practice in a collaborative team environment

We have an exciting opportunity for a 4 - 6 year PQE Lawyer in our Sydney office. Be a part of a burgeoning practice with an experienced workplace relations partner.

About Dentons Australia

In Australia, Dentons have offices across Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, with an associate office in Adelaide. Our expertise, attitude and accessibility attract many of Australasia's most successful and innovative organisations as well as leading multinationals.

Our lawyers are repeatedly recognised as leading legal service providers in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and IFLR 1000. Many of our partners are consistently recognised in each of these directories and in Best Lawyers International: Australia. Dentons has also been recognised on multiple occasions as Lawyers weekly Diversity law firm of the year and has also been recognised as a top 50 Australian employer for workplace diversity and inclusion.

About the opportunity:

This is an excellent role for a lawyer looking to be an active participant in all areas of developing a practice in employment law. You will be excited by the challenge to develop your business skills early in your career.

As a 4 – 6 year PQE Lawyer, this role will combine a mixture of workplace relations, industrial relations, employment and safety work. You will work closely with a leading and supportive Partner, and act for a diverse client base of global and local clients on a range of matters. The team is small with tremendous opportunities for career growth.

You will have:

 Strong prior employment law practice

  • Be proficient in technical and drafting skills
  • Exceptional communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Superior time management skills and the ability to manage conflicting priorities
  • Demonstrated commercial sense
  • Ability to develop and grow a practice area

 Ideal background and experience:

To be considered for this role, your combined academic background together with approximately 4-6 years' post-qualification experience in employment law acquired in a leading law firm will be well regarded.  We are interested in hearing from lawyers with experience gained from a well-respected employment practice or a specialist employment law firm.  You will be passionate about what you do, keen to progress in your career and embrace the opportunities that we will provide to you.

What we can offer you:

Dentons Australia focuses on the three key areas of talent management: engagement, development, and culture to motivate, develop our talent to deliver excellence for our clients.

We offer competitive market salary packaging, incentive pay and reward, salary sacrifice packaging, additional leave programs (purchased leave, paid parental leave) and referral bonuses.

We offer a number of generous corporate discounts, health and wellbeing programs and we promote diversity initiatives across gender, flexible work practices, culture and LGBTI. We also offer a range of benefits to our staff and their families. At Dentons, we are constantly looking to improve employee's lives in and out of the workplace to bring a sense of work/ life harmony.

To apply:

To apply, please include a brief cover letter, current CV and academic transcripts.

Dentons has an internal Talent Acquisition team that works directly with candidates on all of our career opportunities. Dentons does not accept external agency applications for this role.

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates that meet the requirements of this position will be contacted.   

Job ref: KS000028
Submitted: 11-10-2019

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