Fast-moving areas of law, where original thought and speed of response are at a premium, built on a consistent quality of service. A focus on innovative legal services has propelled our client to success while a combination of first-class clients and clear evidence of effectiveness has deservedly made our client Australia’s leading independent law firm. The IP team focuses on the protection, management and exploitation of intellectual property rights; the legal issues related to new technology, from patented inventions to computer software and the legal and commercial needs of businesses whose major assets include substantial IP portfolios. The IP team works across the whole range of IP rights on a worldwide basis. In particular they regularly advise on the registrability of IP rights, and undertake work associated with the registration of IP rights; manage and monitor IP portfolios for potential infringements and advise on enforcement strategies; enforce IP rights by way of pre-action correspondence, high court litigation and various forms of arbitration and mediation; and draft and negotiate agreements and structures relating to the exploitation of IP rights. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional lawyer with strong technical expertise, an excellent academic record and 3-5 years post qualification experience . A commercial approach, high-level communication skills and the ability to develop strong client relationships are essential to this position, as is the ability to work in a team environment. When recruiting lawyers for this firm, we look for people who: are enthusiastic about succeeding in a class-leading environment have excelled academically ( distinction average as a minimum from a leading university ) are committed to the continual development of their technical and commercial skills are excellent communicators are committed to succeeding in a professional firm that relies on collaborative behaviour One sign of a good law firm is staff retention, and this too is a feature of our client’s business with an overall staff churn rate of 4% makes it one of the best in the legal industry. They also recognise that the firm’s success has come through a diversity of talent and skills. This diversity is something they seek to grow when recruiting lawyers to their firm. If you are looking to take the next step up in your career, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to join a progressive firm that will offer you an enjoyable working environment with a commitment to career development and work/life balance. The recruitment process is straightforward and usually involves one or two interviews with two partners. The interviews are informal and relaxed conversations intended to allow you to perform to the best of your ability and give you the opportunity to ask questions. Please apply online, attaching your CV (and academic transcript) or contact: Ivan Pignataro Director D’Arcy Weil 37 BLIGH STREET SYDNEY, NSW 2000 Direct: 0416 507 856 Email: ivandarcyweil.com A band of PQE as advertised on a role does not intend to preclude applications from those candidates that may have more or less PQE. Our intention is only to indicate a guideline as to how long we would expect a qualified lawyer to have practised so as to have gained the necessary skills for the role as described.