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Senior Associate 2-4 years (Employee Relations & Safety)

Apply now Job no: 496036
Work type: Full time - Permanent
Location: Brisbane
Categories: Employee Relations & Safety

Our work

The ERS group covers the full range of workplace related issues, with scope to work across other KWM offices nationally. You will work primarily with our Brisbane Partner, Jamie Wells, and Senior Associates. Jamie Wells is a very experienced practitioner with over 18 years’ experience as a partner. He has significant experience across the full spectrum of employment issues, covering transactional work, advisory, and disputes. He has an established profile in business restructuring, including public sector privatisation roles. This is reflected in his current practice.

The work covers both front and/or back end work, where preferences can be accommodated.

Recently, the team has roles:

  • in Federal Court employment class action litigation for a global mining operator;
  • advising on industrial relations on the State’s cornerstone infrastructure project;
  • advising on employment and industrial relations for the State’s new energy generation GOC; and
  • a national restructure of a key hospitality and gaming client.

Our clients

The team works with an enviable range of national and international clients.

You will have

  • excellent analytical, communication and research skills - to deliver prompt and commercially astute advice
  • strong commitment to client service and well-developed relationship management ability - you will play a key role in supporting and actively developing our relationships with our clients
  • team focus - to mentor junior colleagues and ensure the effective utilisation of the group
  • enthusiasm to be involved in business development activities – managing and developing strategic relationships and networks

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

As a senior lawyer within the team you will be expected to maintain your networks to enhance development of the practice and be actively involved in business development. You will have proven experience in assistance in the management of teams and allocating resources to ensure the efficient and effective utilisation of solicitor skill sets. You will be expected to contribute to the development of the practice so that commercially sensible and innovative solutions are provided to our clients.

About King & Wood Mallesons

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.

What we offer

We strive to create a positive, stimulating and diverse work environment - one that is based on teamwork, learning, open communication and knowledge sharing. You will have great mentoring from partners and work in a friendly environment. We have initiatives in place that ensure that the firm's culture is welcoming and supportive. We offer exceptional training opportunities, mentoring programs and other benefits.

How to apply

Please apply by selecting the "apply now" button and completing an online application form. For further information on this role, please contact Britt Evans at britt.evans@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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