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Solicitor 2-4 years - Dispute Resolution (IP)

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Work type: Full time - Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property

Our work

You will be responsible for varied challenging complex legal work which often sets the pace in the market.  In this role you will work across a range of IP disputes and enforcement matters including patent litigation in the life sciences field.  You will report to a Partner who acts for a large number of high profile Australian and international clients in IP litigation and IP enforcement and protection in Australia. 

Our clients

The team works with an enviable range of clients across the life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical devices industries including pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as other sectors including telecommunications, financial systems, banking and electronics.  

About the team

Working closely together is vital to the success of our friendly team. We regularly work with specialists from across our intellectual property team and other practice groups and use sophisticated electronic tools to assist us.  Our workload is varied and interesting and we act in many of Australia's largest and most complex IP cases and disputes. When a judgment is handed down you have a real sense of accomplishment knowing that you were part of the team putting the case together.  Our team consistently acts on the cases that make Australian law.  We also act on commercial transactions and IP advisory matters.

You will have

  • excellent analytical, communication and research skills - to contribute to the delivery of prompt and commercially astute advice
  • strong commitment to client service and well-developed relationship management ability - you will play a role in supporting and actively developing our relationships with clients
  • team focus - to facilitate effective teamwork by developing strong internal relationships, and a willingness to develop new skills and work with new colleagues.
  • enthusiasm to be involved in business development activities - participating in industry related programs and developing strategic relationships and networks
  • experience in drafting a range of court documents (including pleadings, affidavits, interlocutory applications, settlement agreements, administrative complaints etc)
  • ideally patent litigation experience potentially within pharmaceutical and biotech matters and a background in science or medicine is highly desirable.

You will have recognised IP litigation experience gained in a similar environment and enjoy working as part of a committed team.

About us

As a leading international law firm headquartered in Asia and recognised as one of the world’s most innovative law firms, King & Wood Mallesons offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience. With access to a global platform, a team of over 2000 lawyers in 27 locations around the world, we work with clients to help them understand local challenges, navigate through regional complexity, and to find commercial solutions that deliver a competitive advantage for our clients.


  • Market leading work for premium clients
  • Flexible and agile working
  • Support for working parents including emergency childcare
  • Corporate gym memberships, flu vaccinations, skin checks, discounts on health, general insurance and other products and services
  • Swap pay for leave and Time in Lieu
  • Mobility around our network when opportunities arise

Why work with us?

We want to be the law firm clients love to work with and a great place to work and grow for our people. It’s important to us and our clients that you our people find working at KWM an enjoyable and rewarding experience.  

We know our people value flexibility around when and where they work. So we are committed to offering a more adaptable way to work, we call this Agile Working.

Growth conversations and real-time feedback is also a priority.  So whether it’s more targeted and meaningful conversations around professional and personal development, regular feedback, coaching or developing infrastructure, we want to help our people grow. 

How to apply

Please apply by selecting the "apply now" link below and completing an online application form.

For further information on this role, please contact Kellie McLean on Kellie.McLean@au.kwm.com

All job applications must be submitted through kwm.com, Seek, LinkedIn or an authorised agency, applications through any other third party websites will not be accepted

King & Wood Mallesons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to principles of diversity and inclusion. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

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