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Senior Associate - Construction Disputes - Sydney

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

We are seeking a Senior Associate with Construction disputes experience to join our market-leading and dynamic Dispute Resolution team. 

Our work

You will be responsible for varied, challenging and complex legal work which often sets the pace in the market.  In this role you will work on large scale litigation matters for an enviable range of clients across the construction, infrastructure and energy and resources industries. 

About the team

Our Partners Peter Pether, Hamish Macpherson, Matthew Carr, 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, and who will mentor and assist you to reach your full potential.  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.

As a Senior Associate in the team you will have a high level of responsibility working with Partners and senior team members across large and complex matters, mentoring junior lawyers in the group and working closely with our clients to achieve positive outcomes.

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 key role in supporting and actively developing our relationships with clients
  • team focus - to mentor junior colleagues and to facilitate effective teamwork by developing strong internal relationships
  • enthusiasm to be involved in business development activities - participating in industry related programs and developing strategic relationships and networks
  • first rate experience of drafting documents (including writs, statement of claim, default judgments, defences, witness statements, affidavits, complaints, agreements etc).

You will have recognised construction disputes experience gained in a similar environment and enjoy working as part of a committed team.  You will be motivated, client focussed and ambitious. 

Who are we?

We are Asia’s top tier international law firm with 25 offices and almost 3,000 lawyers strategically positioned in the world's growth markets and financial centres. We have deep roots in Australia spanning almost 200 years and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of these lands and waters.

Why work with us?

We promote a collaborative culture where people feel respected, valued and supported both personally and professionally, and where diversity and inclusion also play an important role in enhancing our knowledge, driving innovative solutions for our clients and creating positive social impact

We live by our Principles, and strive for mastery in all that we do.  We take pride in the high quality work we deliver. Working with colleagues and clients who are leaders in their fields, means the ability to explore new paths to progress with continual learning and development, career and leadership opportunities.

As part of the KWM community you’ll have access to a suite of wellbeing initiatives, benefits, policies and processes, to enable you to achieve your career goals..

At KWM, we’ll provide you with the platform to Learn, Master, Lead.

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 diversity and inclusion. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged. We welcome, value, support and harness the positive benefits that people’s different life experiences bring, especially as they relate to gender, sexual orientation, culture, faith, disability and life stages.

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.

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

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

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