Career opportunity

Senior Associate or Associate (4+years PQE) – Corporate & Commercial

  • Work in an autonomous role within a dynamic team
  • Full time or part time position with the flexibility to work between the office (Melbourne or Geelong) and home
  • Salary commensurate with experience

Who we are

As one of the largest regionally based law firms in Victoria, with offices in Melbourne, the Surf Coast, the Bellarine Peninsula and South Australia, we are a leading law firm with a difference; we care about our people, our clients, and our community.

As leaders in implementing innovative legal processes and practices, our focus is on continuing to develop leading legal solutions to support our people and our clients.

Our people are the key to our success and our reputation is built on the contributions of everyone in our team. Recruiting the right people keeps our business growing and thriving.

About the role

As we continue to expand our offering to our clients, we are looking for a professional, highly motivated and knowledgeable Senior Associate or Associate with demonstrated experience in general corporate and commercial work, including across the areas of:

  • purchase and sale of businesses,
  • corporate structuring,
  • leasing and
  • franchising.

You may also have a specific focus on one or more of these areas and be keen to build your practice in that area, or to expand your practice into a more general commercial practice.

This is a busy practice area, with a strong base of existing clients, so your ability to relate well with clients is crucial. You will work closely with our experienced Principal Lawyers and our broader team, including providing support and guidance to early career lawyers and law graduates to continue to grow and develop their careers and the overall practice.

You will provide tailored advice to a variety of clients ranging from SMEs to large national organisations with a broad range of interesting work.

You will be organised, motivated and feel confident working autonomously and as part of a close team, with a desire to build a practice.

You will have demonstrated experience in bringing new work and maintaining client relationships.

We are looking for someone who can work full time, or part time which may include working across five days with reduced hours or a compressed working week and could be based in our Geelong or Melbourne office, with flexibility to work from home from time to time as well.

You will deliver:

  • Specialised, tailored advice
  • Strategic and cohesive partnerships with clients
  • A proven ability to think out of the box, problem solve and improve processes
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Efficient time management to maintain control of key priorities
  • Presentations to current and potential clients
  • Coaching and mentoring

You may have experience across these areas:

  • Franchising
  • Purchase and sale of businesses with experience in legal and commercial negotiations
  • Leasing
  • Financing and Security documents
  • Corporations Law including capital raising and capital reductions, share buybacks

Why join us?

With a focus on high performance, an engaged culture and our community, we are proud of our people and our history.  Our values are important to us, and we look for like-minded people to continue to bring those values to life as part of the way we work.

You will join a strong and supportive team, where you can continue to develop your skills and experience.  We are able to provide a career plan including future progression where relevant KPIs are met in accordance with the agreed development plan.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Excellent remote access to enable flexible work arrangements, including working from home
  • Generous parental leave program
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Access to volunteering opportunities to give back to your own community
  • Purchase leave program
  • A genuinely supportive and welcoming culture
  • Access to training and development

How to apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Amelia Pilcher, HR Consultant on 03 5273 5243.

To submit your application, please click complete the form on this page.

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