Practice Focus: Tax, Competition and Anti-Trust, International Arbitration, White Collar Crime, Intellectual Property, Employment and Business Dispute Please note that this role is temporarily listed as “remote” due to the current requirements for all Australians to practice social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We will discuss your ongoing requirements throughout the recruitment process. D’Arcy Weil is representing an independent national law firm, which now employs more than 800 people with over 550 lawyers offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals. The firm services both national and international clients spanning six core practice areas: Corporate; Dispute Resolution; Employment; Intellectual Property; Private Advisory; and Real Estate and prides itself on the diverse range of people who make up the firm. The Disputes Practice The firm has one of the largest and most comprehensive Dispute Resolution offerings in Australia; over half of the firm’s lawyers are litigators and the team covers most major areas of the Dispute Resolution world including Tax, Competition, and Anti-Trust, International Arbitration, White Collar Crime, Intellectual Property, Employment, and Business Disputes. The team acts for or businesses that range from owner-manager operations to multinational entities with disputes which cross several jurisdictions and across a range of sectors, including energy, mining, construction, finance, telecommunications, shipping, real estate, and life sciences in relation to: Shareholder disputes Commercial fraud Financial distress & Insolvency Regulatory disputes Intellectual property Patent and Trade Mark disputes White-collar crime Property Litigation Job Profile Prospective candidates will demonstrate a proven track record in providing high-quality legal advice to flourish in this dynamic working environment. In addition to a strong academic background, candidates will have excellent technical skills with a keen eye for detail. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a pre-requisite as are organisational and top-rate client care skills. There is a high level of responsibility from the outset, so the candidate will need to be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and possess a positive attitude towards the challenges and opportunities of carrying and managing a diverse and busy caseload. Candidates will be creative legal thinkers who are able to approach matters both from a legal as well as a commercial perspective and inspire the trust and confidence of clients and senior colleagues. We’re looking for candidates between 3-5 PQE who are really looking to carve out a fantastic and varied career for themselves as part of a supportive and forward-thinking team. The Role In the context of the above job profile, successful candidates are expected to: manage a diverse portfolio of client work allocated by the Partners and other colleagues within the Commercial Disputes department and wider firm; ensure that client work is progressed in a timely fashion and that the client is kept regularly informed on progress and costs; exercise high standards of client care in a professional and pleasant manner; demonstrate excellent written and interpersonal skills in order to meet the drafting and presentation aspects of the role; demonstrate excellent organisational and prioritising skills to meet the demands of internal and external clients, as well as competing priorities; achieve agreed levels of billing and time recording; maintain clear communication links with colleagues; ensure good working relationships with colleagues, clients, and external organisations; take responsibility for and attend to self-development; be active in promoting the services of the firm; take a keen interest in undertaking business development activities both internally and externally. Person Specification Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills; Excellent writing skills, with strong drafting abilities; Ability to effectively manage own workload, undertaking a truly client-facing role; Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels, both internally and with clients; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Personable and confident, able to build relationships with colleagues, clients, and external organisations; Resilient and calm under pressure; Adaptable and flexible approach; and Proactive and takes initiative. Please note that this job profile is not an exhaustive list of duties but merely an outline of the key components of the role. Diversity and inclusion lie at the heart of this firm’s core values and they aim to promote and foster a culture that embraces diversity, respect for the individual and the expression of talent, to empower individuals to fulfill their, and the firm’s, potential. PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the ‘Apply’ button. Please upload your cover letter and CV or contact: Ivan Pignataro Director D’Arcy Weil LEVEL 12 37 BLIGH STREET SYDNEY, NSW 2000 Direct: 0416 507 856 Email: Where we indicate a band of PQE for a role, this indicates how long a client would expect a lawyer to take to gain the level of experience required in an appropriate legal context. It does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE who can demonstrate that they have acquired the relevant experience.