Current Opportunities

Sydney

Insurance Solicitor

Due to growth, we are seeking a full-time insurance lawyer to work closely with a dynamic team across a broad spectrum of professional indemnity, general liability and general insurance matters. Key responsibilites include:

  • Providing clients with legal advice and defence on insured commercial disputes
  • 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
  • There are four positions available for this role  

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:

  • Ideally 3-4 years PQE with experience in insurance matters
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to follow instructions well
  • Ability to relate to people at all levels and effectively work in a team
  • A strong focus on turnaround time and ability to work under pressure
  • Practical and client focused problem solving and research skills
  • A strong, plain language communication style

This is a rare opportunity for a young practitioner looking to advance their career by learning from and having exposure to a great team of industry experts. If you have a keen interest in pursuing your career in insurance law and meet the above requirements we encourage you to apply now.

Sydney

Resourcing Coordinator

Reporting to our Talent Acquisition Specialist (TAS), we are looking for a Resourcing Coordinator to join our HR team. Based in Sydney and working 2-3 days/week, you will have responsibility for assisting the TAS with recruitment activities and general administrative overflow from the HR team.

Key resonsibilities include:

  • Assisting with administrative recruitment tasks including:
    • Reference checks
    • Short listing candidates
    • Scheduling interviews
    • Partaking in, and potentially running, some shared services and junior fee earner interviews
    • Posting and closing job advertisements through cvMail and Seek
    • Coordinating the internal National Recruitment Update
  • Corporate credit card reconciliation for the TAS
  • Assisting with generalist HR duties from the HR team as required
  • This is a newly created casual position with the opportunity to become permanent

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:

  • Currently studying a degree in Human Resources
  • Approximately 6 months experience in a recruitment or HR generalist position (desirable but not essential)
  • Strong attention to detail, time management, organisational and general administrative skills
  • The passion and attitude to work in a fast paced professional services environment
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Thrives in a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships with staff members
  • Ability to service internal clients and produce high quality outcomes
Sydney

Planning & Environment Senior Associate

We are seeking a full-time Senior Associate to join our Planning & Environment team in our Sydney office. The team designs innovative solutions for public and private sector entities facing challenging problems in the areas of planning, government, infrastructure and environment.

Key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Providing 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 planning, government, infrastructure and environment
  • 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
Sydney

Commercial Litigation Solicitor

About the role:

 Working closely with two Partners in the Corporate Dispute Resolution team as a generalist litigator with a focus on property, some construction and IP. You will be responsible for:

Providing clients with legal advice and representation on their property, construction and IP matters

    • Assisting in the management of complex dispute resolution matters
    • Regularly reviewing case law and legislative changes
    • Producing a broad range of letters and documents that capture the context of the matter with a commercial approach
    • Conducting effective legal research and analysis to produce timely, commercial and legally accurate advice
    • Managing a robust workload, including prioritising work and need to deliver services effectively
    • Recording time promptly and accurately
    • Developing an understanding of specific client and Partner styles and demands
    • Developing an understanding of client operations and strategy
    • Being conscious of prospective client relationships and taking active steps to develop those relationships
    • 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 and adaptable in this dynamic environment. Ideal background and skills include:Minimum of two/three years’ experience in dispute resolution, ideally with property exposure within private practice

  • Strong attention to detail and a passion for litigation
  • Client relationship focused and are interested in establishing a long-term successful career
  • Ability to relate to people at all levels and effectively work in a team
  • Ability to work effectively to tight deadlines and manage time
  • Commercial acumen
  • Practical problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 

Brisbane

Planning & Environment Solicitor

We are seeking a full-time solicitor to join our Planning & Environment team in our Brisbane office. The team designs innovative solutions for listed and private development corporations, state and local governments and government owned entities facing challenging problems in the areas of planning, government, infrastructure and environment. Key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Providing clients with legal advice
  • 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:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to follow instructions well
  • Ability to relate to people at all levels and effectively work in a team
  • A strong focus on turnaround time and ability to work under pressure
  • Practical and client focused problem solving and research skills
  • A strong, plain language communication style
Brisbane

Corporate Solicitor

Work closely with an established and experienced Partner in the corporate and commercial team with a range of clients/client industries and a range of corporate and commercial work, including initial public offerings, equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and wide range of general corporate and commercial work. You will be responsible for:

 

    • Working with clients on corporate and commercial matters across a variety of transactions and advisory situations
    • Reviewing developing case law and legislative changes
    • Drafting a broad range of documents that capture the context of the matter with a commercial approach
    • 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 and taking active steps to develop those relationships
    • Continual professional development and managing CPD 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, manage junior lawyer and be adaptable in this dynamic environment.  Ideal background and skills include:

 

  • Ideally 2-3 years' PAE with a generalist corporate and commercial background, with exposure to equity capital markets
  • Training in a strong mid tier or top tier firm
  • Strong technical experience with great stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • A good working knowledge of the Corporations Act
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Client relationship focused and committed to establishing a long-term, successful career
  • Ability to relate to people at all levels and effectively work in a team
  • Capacity to handle yourself well in large and small meeting situations
  • Ability to work effectively to tight deadlines and manage time
  • Commercial acumen
  • Practical problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • An interest in business development