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Solicitors (2pqe+ up to Senior Associate Level) - Construction Disputes – 12 month contract

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Work type: Full time - Contract
Location: Sydney
Categories: Construction, Dispute Resolution

Solicitors (2pqe+ up to Senior Associate Level) - Dispute Resolution – Construction Disputes – 12 month contract

We are seeking a number of solicitors (2pqe + up to Senior Associate level) ideally with a background in Construction disputes to join our market-leading and dynamic Dispute Resolution team on a 12 month contract.  Those seeking a shorter contract period are also encouraged to apply.

About the team

Our Partners Peter Pether, Hamish MacPherson, Travis Toemoe and Peter Yeldham are known for the depth and breadth of their experience.  Frequently listed in legal publications for their expertise, you will be working with Partners whose reputations are second to none.  Working closely together is vital to the success of our friendly team. We regularly work with specialists from other practice groups and use sophisticated electronic tools to assist us.  Our workload is varied and interesting, we act in most of Australia's large and complex disputes, investigations and public inquiries. When a judgment is handed down or a settlement is achieved you have a real sense of accomplishment knowing that you were part of the team putting the case together.

About the role

This role will offer a unique opportunity to work on some of the largest arbitrations in Australian history.  Your role will be broad and interesting and will include, but is not limited to: 

  • Conducting reviews of files
  • Preparation of summaries
  • Participating in extensive lay and expert witness interviews
  • Assisting with Hearing preparation
  • Providing support to Partners and Counsel during the hearing.

You will have

  • Previous experience as a solicitor with construction litigation experience preferred, but not essential
  • First rate written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent drafting skills including experience of drafting court documents and evidence
  • Strong organisational skills, time management skills and the ability to work methodically and with accuracy
  • A desire to work in a professional and friendly team
  • A commitment to achieving the best results for clients

Who are we?

We are a top tier international law firm, from Asia, for the world.

A firm born in Asia, underpinned by world class capability. With over 2000 lawyers in 30 global locations, we draw from our Western and Eastern perspectives to deliver incisive counsel.

We are driven by a simple purpose – to use our mastery of the law for the lasting prosperity of our clients, people and communities. 

Everything we do is grounded in a set of core principles which guide the way we operate as a leading international firm – how we enable our clients to succeed; how we develop our people to be their best and how we support our communities to thrive. Our Principles are:

  • Empathy
  • Betterment
  • Quality
  • Generosity
  • Clarity
  • Creativity
  • Trust
  • Dynamism

Why work with us?

Behind every mandate we work on are our clients and our people. Understanding our client’s and our people’s ambitions and their lived experiences matters to us, so we can create a workplace where our people are proud to work and grow. We know our people value flexibility around when and where they work. We have made a commitment to offer a more adaptable way to work, we call this Agile Working.

Connecting with our people is also a priority. 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 and see their ambitions realised.

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

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.

If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you must hold all visas and other approvals necessary for you to work for the firm in Australia.

Agencies - please note that we are not currently accepting applications from agencies for this role.

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.


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