We are seeking a Senior Associate to join our leading Band 1 and award winning Dispute Resolution team to be based in Melbourne. In this role you will work closely with a number of pre-eminent disputes partners across the group. You will undertake a range of work that supports national and international clients, with class action, other complex, strategically critical disputes as well as regulatory enforcement matters. You will have responsibility for handling files and supervising team members within the matter team, as well as an important role in project to develop further business opportunities with existing and new clients. You will be a key member of a highly motivated and innovative team comprising front-line lawyers and members of our Alternative Legal Services (ALT) team, and you will also work with colleagues in our interstate and international offices. You will have extensive client exposure and opportunities to develop a network of relationships. You will benefit from exceptional learning opportunities working in a team of highly ambitious and collaborative fee-earners. To be successful in this role you will have: Demonstrable experience in delivering technical advice on a range of general commercial litigation and class actions matters from a leading top tier, national or international private practice environment. An excellent academic record coupled with strong legal skills and a practical mindset. A proactive approach and desire to be an integral member of our leading and supportive team. An ability to work to tight timeframes, collaboratively and at times autonomously. An eagerness to create an exceptional experience for our clients and value empathy, simplicity and commerciality as we do. The Team: With a multi-disciplinary global disputes team of world-leading sector specialists and regional experts, the Disputes team provides commercial insight and legal advice which is described by Chambers and Partners as a ‘Dispute Resolution powerhouse that consistently tops the rankings across the world’. Herbert Smith Freehills’ Disputes group is ranked as a Band 1 Dispute Resolution Firm (Legal 500 2020) and ranked a Band 1 Dispute Resolution Firm (Chambers Asia Pacific 2020). The firm’s Disputes practice has been awarded Firm of the Year – Australia, International Firm of the Year and White Collar Crime Firm of the Year (Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2020). Herbert Smith Freehills is proud to be awarded Most Innovative International Law Firm, Asia Pacific (Financial Times Awards 2019 & 2020) and Winner of the Minds Count Annual Award for Best Mental Wellbeing Initiative 2019. For any questions or a confidential discussion, please contact Ashley Irving, Recruitment Manager on ashley.irvinghsf.com or 0439220427.