Senior Associate (Class Actions) What are we looking for? Newly created Senior Associate Position | Permanent Full Time | Class Actions Division | Sydney Office Our prestigious Class Actions practice group in Melbourne is expanding and we are looking for an experienced lawyer (5 PAE) to join the team. We are very open to candidates in Sydney with expectations that travel to Melbourne will be likely. This role represents a rare opportunity for proactive, passionate and results driven individual to work within one of our most experienced and highly respected practice groups, and for a company that has a clear sense of purpose within the Australian legal industry. You can expect to have responsibility for managing the day-to-day conduct of a least one class action and will work in one of Australia’s most dynamic and determined litigation teams. Critical to your success will be your ability to identify and coordinate future Class Actions. Your responsibilities will include: Day-to-day management of a busy class action Supervision, coaching and knowledge sharing opportunities with junior and support staff Continually exploring new opportunities for the practice Forging and building strong client relationships What will you bring? You will have a proven ability in using your exceptional analytical and communication skills to achieve great litigation outcomes. In addition, you will have previously taken responsibility in running complex litigation. Your background will demonstrate a strong sense of initiative and ownership. The following skills, experience and attributes will ensure your ongoing success: Tertiary qualifications in Law and hold a current Practicing Certificate Previous experience in Class Actions or complex/large-scale litigation, particularly in case management, client engagement, briefing experts and discovery Excellent technical legal and analytical skills Exceptional negotiation skills and an ability to communicate effectively and compassionately Demonstrated skills in effective network and relationship management, and working as part of a team Ability to listen, exercise judgement and resolve problems expeditiously Why work for us? Slater and Gordon is a leading consumer law firm in Australia, assisting our clients to a brighter outcome by being passionate advocates of their best interests and champions of every client’s cause. We pride ourselves on offering easier access to world class legal services to clients from all backgrounds and socio-economic circumstances. We offer our employees a genuine opportunity for career development in a supportive work environment. 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. Slater and Gordon value high performance. We recognise the contribution of our employees and reward them with a dedicated range of attractive benefits. 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.