Associate (Public Liability) Melbourne office What are we looking for? Permanent Full-Time | Public Liability | Melbourne office Our Melbourne office is now seeking a talented and qualified Associate to join our Public Liability practice. This role presents a rare opportunity for a proactive, passionate and results driven Lawyer who has specialised in Personal Injury Law to work with one of our Firm’s most experienced and respected practice groups which will see you managing your own files and support team. You can expect to be a crucial member of the Melbourne Public Liability team and wider office and will be supported by a very capable Legal Assistant. Critical to this role will be forging strong links with internal and external stakeholders. Your responsibilities will include: Management of a busy Public Liability practice Provide mentoring, coaching and knowledge sharing opportunities with support staff Providing exceptional service to clients Maintain and build new client relationships for the practice What will you bring? You will have a proven ability in using your exceptional negotiation and communication skills to provide positive outcomes for Public Liability clients. In addition you will have previously taken responsibility of a large file load. Your background will demonstrate a strong sense of initiative and ownership. The following experience and attributes will ensure your ongoing success: Previous experience in Personal Injury Law is crucial (ideally 5 yrs PAE) Outstanding communication & interpersonal skills Exceptional negotiation skills and an ability to communicate effectively and compassionately Demonstrated skills in effective network and relationship management Ability to work autonomously as well as within a team environment Ability to exercise judgement & resolve problems expeditiously Superior organisational skills Why work for us? Slater and Gordon is a leading Australian Personal Injury law firm. Our people are passionate advocates for clients, providing a personal and caring service. For their part, our clients value an expert, tailored service from people they can depend on. We pride ourselves on offering accessible, world class legal services to people from all backgrounds and socio-economic circumstances. We work hard to simplify the legal process for them and provide support and guidance along the way. At Slater and Gordon you’re exposed to varied and interesting work and the constant opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of everyday people. Slater and Gordon employees enjoy a genuine opportunity for professional development in an environment that values and recognises high performance. If you are motivated, hardworking, and enjoy a fast-paced workplace, then consider a career with us. As a firm committed to promoting social justice, our staff value being part of an inclusive and diverse team. Candidates from all cultural backgrounds and social groups are encouraged to apply for this position. What next? If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply directly to Slater and Gordon. We prefer to deal with you personally and are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.