Current Opportunities

Sydney

Insurance Litigation Solicitor

We are seeking a full-time Insurance Litigation Solicitor to work within our Corporates Disputes team in our Sydney office. Key responsibilities include:

  • Working with the team to provide clients with legal advice
  • Assist in managing matters ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Regularly reviewing applicable case law and legislative changes
  • Conducting effective legal research and analysis to produce timely, commercial and legally accurate advice
  • Managing a robust workload, including prioritising work and delivering services effectively
  • Developing an understanding of client operations and strategy
  • Continual professional development and managing MCLE requirements

The successful candidate:

You will be supported in this close knit team, given training, mentoring and guidance from your peers and leader. You will need to be self-motivated, energetic and adaptable in this dynamic environment. Ideal background and skills include:

  • 2-3 years PQE
  • Working knowledge of insurance law
  • Strong litigious experience - particularly with cases/law surrounding dust diseases
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Hardworking and service-oriented work ethic
  • Great approach to engaging with clients, colleagues and industry experts
  • A strong focus on turnaround time
  • Commercial acumen
  • Practical and client focused problem solving skills
Sydney

Licensed Conveyancer

We are seeking a permanent, full-time Licensed Conveyancer to join our Property group in our Sydney office. Working closely with and supporting a dynamic and highly successful team, your key responsibilities will include:

  • File management for Conveyancing matters – a range from residential, office buildings to warehouses
  • Preparation and editing of contracts and relevant documentation and correspondence
  • Conducting searches and enquires
  • Exchange and settlement preparation
  • Following up with banks, financial institutions, and all stakeholders on all conveyancing matters
  • Updating legal database records
  • Ad hoc duties as required

The successful candidate:

You will be supported in this close knit team, given training, mentoring and guidance from your peers and leader. You will need to be self-motivated and adaptable in this dynamic environment. Ideal background and skills include:

  • IT focused, suburban conveyancer
  • 5+ years' experience as a Licensed Conveyancer
  • Excellent deadline management skills with the ability to adjust and manage flexible priorities
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Manage own file load
Sydney

Banking & Finance Solicitor

We are seeking a full-time, permanent solicitor to join our Banking & Finance team in our Sydney office. Key responsibilities include:

  • Working with clients on banking and finance matters across a variety of transactions and advisory situations
  • Reviewing developing case law and legislative changes
  • Conducting effective legal research and analysis to produce timely, commercial and legally accurate advice
  • Managing a robust workload, including prioritising work and delivering services effectively
  • Developing an understanding of client operations and strategy
  • Continual professional development and managing MCLE requirements

The successful candidate:

You will be supported in this close knit team, with mentoring and guidance from your leader. You will need to be self-motivated, have the capacity to work autonomously and within a team, and be adaptable in this dynamic environment.  Ideal background and skills include:

  • Ideally 2-3 years' PQE with a background in banking and finance or property
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Hardworking and service-oriented work ethic
  • Great approach to engaging with clients, colleagues and industry experts
  • A strong focus on turnaround time and ability to work under pressure
  • Commercial acumen
  • Practical and client focused problem solving and research skills
Melbourne

Learning & Development Advisor

Reporting to the HR Director, we are looking for a Learning & Development (L&D) Advisor to join our HR team. Based in any of our three offices, you will have responsibility for the redevelopment and rollout of the firm's national L&D program. Your duties will be many and varied and will include the following:

  • Invigorate the L&D strategy of the practice
  • Assess the strategic L&D needs practice wide
  • Assess relevant training needs for individuals, groups and organisation and provide advice/guidance to stakeholders as necessary
  • Produce organisational strategy and plans to meet learning and development needs
  • Monitor and report on activities, costs, performance, etc, as required
  • Assist with overflow from HR generalist and recruitment activities as required
  • This role can be based in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane
  • Full-time, permanent position

The successful candidate:

You will be supported in this close knit team, given training, mentoring and guidance from your peers and leader. You will need to be self-motivated and adaptable in this dynamic environment. Ideal background and skills include:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Around 4+ years' experience in a similar role within a law firm or other professional services environment
  • Experience in and passion for the L&D function
  • Strong attention to detail, communication and time management skills
  • The passion and attitude to work in a fast paced/ high volume professional services environment
  • Ability to work both autonomously and within a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent trouble-shooting skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships with key partners and staff
  • Ability to service internal clients and produce high quality outcomes
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office
Melbourne

Office Services Manager

We are seeking a full-time Office Services Manager to work within our Corporate Services team in our Melbourne office. Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintain the Office Services room and facilities including staffing, deliveries, couriers, incoming faxes, mail, photocopying, fax machines and other related equipment
  • Assist in the maintenance of all online systems and documents related to Office Services including the phone system and the office map
  • Complete all tasks associated with setting up new starters, including induction
  • Co-ordinate all internal office moves
  • Manage and maintain all mobile phone plans and handsets, including international patching
  • Ensure the general office, including the kitchen, is kept neat and tidy at all times
  • Oversee the archiving and retrieval of files
  • Attend Court and other registries to lodge documents for filing as required
  • Banking as required
  • Assist in the re-arrangement of the reception meeting rooms in preparation for events when requested
  • Auditing stationery and kitchen supplies when directed and unpack/replenish supplies when required

The successful canidate:

You will be supported in this close knit team, given training, mentoring and guidance from your peers and leader. You will need to be self-motivated, energetic and adaptable in this dynamic environment. Ideal background and skills include:

  • Ability to co-ordinate, manage, train and motivate a small team
  • Strong communication and written skills
  • Ability to work autonomously, under pressure and to tight timeframes
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to work flexibly and take initiative
  • Ability to push heavy trolleys within and outside the office
  • Ability to follow instructions accurately
  • Ability to create strong working relationships
  • Ability to be proactive and anticipate work requirements in order to enhance results and avoid problems
  • Highly computer literate with intermediate level on Microsoft Office 2007 packages
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Experience in the legal industry with particular focus in shared services
  • Previous experience in registration and associated duties
Melbourne

Business Development Advisor

We are seeking a Business Development (BD) Advisor to join our Marketing team on a full-time, 12 month contract. Based in our Melbourne or Sydney office, you will have responsibility for coordinating all BD activities for our national Insurance practice group. Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist Director in managing overarching BD & marketing strategic plan for Insurance
  • Act as main contact for Insurance for all BD related activities
  • Act as BD 'coach' for relevant HOG and partners/senior lawyers within Insurance
  • Assist Director in identifying and defining strategic client relationships for Insurance
  • Assist Director on special projects work for Insurance, around particular focus areas: pricing, product/services development, competitor analysis and other relevant areas
  • Proposals and pitches: work with BD and Proposal Support Specialist to assist in development of effective capability statements/proposal documents and management of broader proposal strategy and process for Insurance
  • Communications: work with Communications Manager to assist with input into media campaigns; directory listings; award submissions; online and social media activities; and other relevant comms activities and materials for Insurance
  • Branding: work with Director and Communications Manager to ensure brand activities align with related BD activity and firm and individual practice group levels
  • Events: work with events team to plan and manage relevant events for Insurance
  • Travel between Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane offices, when required

The successful candidate:

You will be supported in this close knit team, given training, mentoring and guidance from your peers and leader. You will need to be self-motivated and adaptable in this dynamic environment. Ideal background and skills include:

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in a similar role
  • Sound understanding of professional services firm (PSF) marketing theory and related concepts/structures/activities
  • Proven experience in working with business areas and practice groups to progress BD, marketing and CRM-specific strategies and activities
  • Proven ability to innovate and apply new ideas to commercial reality
  • Tertiary qualifications in marketing, business or communications
  • Excellent customer service and client-centric work ethic
  • Sound knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Powerpoint, Excel), Interaction and related IT platforms
  • A team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Brisbane

Employment & Safety Senior Associate

Work closely with a Partner, two Senior Associates and two Solicitors in our Employment and Safety team. Our Employment and Safety team has experienced rapid growth in the last 18 months. The team works across all areas of employment, safety and regulatory law including industrial relations, human rights, equal opportunity and discrimination for both litigious and non-litigious matters. You will be responsible for:

• Working with the team to provide clients with legal advice
• Assist in managing matters, ensuring all deadlines are met
• Regularly reviewing applicable case law and legislative changes
• Conducting effective legal research and analysis to produce timely, commercial and legally accurate advice
• Managing a robust workload, including prioritising work and delivering services effectively
• Developing an understanding of client operations and strategy
• Managing prospective client relationships
• Mentoring and developing junior staff
• Continual professional development and managing CLE requirements

The successful candidate:

You will be supported in this close knit team, given training, mentoring and guidance from your peers and leader. You will need to be self-motivated, energetic and adaptable in this dynamic environment. Ideal background and skills include:

• A minimum of 5 years PQE with a background in Employment
• Strong attention to detail
• Previous exposure to Business Development and a natural ability to build strong client relationships
• Ability to manage client expectations and run matters autonomously
• Interested in establishing a long-term successful career with Colin Biggers & Paisley
• Ability to relate to people at all levels and effectively work in a team
• A strong focus on turnaround time
• Commercial acumen
• Practical and client focused problem solving skills
• A strong, plain language communication style
• Strong academics to support your work experience

Brisbane

Client Services Coordinator

Reporting to the Brisbane Office Services Manager, we are seeking a part-time Client Services Coordinator to join our Corporate Services team. Key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating catering requirements as well as preparation of food for morning teas, lunches and other events as required
  • Maintaining and cleaning the reception kitchen, the staff kitchen and ensuring all areas are clean, tidy and well organised.
  • Clearing of rooms after meetings and ensuring they are clean, tidy and tables are wiped down.
  • Communicate stock orders to the Office Services Manager as required
  • Taking and preparation of beverage orders for our internal and external clients/visitors in a professional and prompt manner
  • Responsible for ensuring there are safe systems of work and the kitchen environment is free from hazards
  • Working hours for this position are 9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday

The successful candidate:

You will be supported in this close knit team, given training, mentoring and guidance from your peers and leader. You will need to be self-motivated, energetic and adaptable in this dynamic environment. Ideal background and skills include:

  • Experience in a similar role within a corporate environment
  • Previous experience in food and beverage preparation is required
  • Professional, corporate presentation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and written skills.
  • Possess a service-oriented focus with the ability to professionally communicate and deal with people at all levels, including internal and external clients
  • Ability to work under pressure, respond promptly, effectively and remain calm
  • Focus on working autonomously and as part of a team to meet key accountabilities
  • Maintains an energetic, open, honest, friendly and professional approach regarding all aspects of the firm’s activities
  • Due to nature of events, flexibility with start and finish times