Senior Associate

Full Time
Melbourne VIC
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description

About this role

  • Award winning national private practice
  • Opportunity to work with large complex clients and matters
  • Flexible working, excellent mentors and a genuine career path

About the Company

Lander & Rogers is a leading independent law firm, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and global reach. Our focus is on innovating the client experience and leading change in legal service delivery. We are also committed to supporting our communities through our pro bono work.

About the Role

Our long-standing relationships and deep knowledge of the insurance industry have seen us recognised as the premier Insurance Law & Litigation practice in Australia.

As a Senior Associate, reporting directly to the Partner, you will have the opportunity to be part of a broad ranging practice working on a wide range of diverse construction disputes.

Your varied clients will include leading domestic and international insurers handling claims in the construction space, large engineering consultants and a wide range of architect firms.

Responsibilities

  • Providing advice to insurers on cover, predominantly professional indemnity insurance but also other construction policies
  • Have primary responsibility for the day to day running of litigation including document management, correspondence with opposing solicitors, and court attendances
  • Preparing briefs for and attending hearings with Counsel
  • Retaining expert witnesses and finalising witness reports as well as interviewing lay witnesses and preparing drafts of lay witness statements
  • Corresponding and obtaining instructions from clients, both insured and insurers
  • Maintaining client portals
  • Dealing with coverage Counsel
  • Assisting with the preparation and presentation of workshops on construction insurance for clients
  • Collaborating with senior practitioners and other team members
  • Coaching and mentoring junior lawyers
  • Supporting graduates and seasonal clerks throughout their rotations
  • Retaining and building business

About You

  • Suitable candidates must have a tertiary qualification in Law with a current Practicing Certificate for relevant jurisdiction
  • 5+ years PAE experience working principally in construction litigation. Experience to insurance will also be highly advantageous
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills and a passion for influencing and negotiating successful outcomes
  • Highly organised, with effective and timely file management and billing ability
  • You have a highly developed customer service ethic and proven experience in building and maintaining strong working relationships with your clients, stakeholders and peers
  • A willingness and ability to learn and develop new skills and a passion for sharing and upskilling junior lawyers
  • We welcome your focus on continuous improvement, driving efficiencies and a solution-oriented approach to your work

Culture

People choose Landers for our down-to-earth, collaborative and supportive culture. We invest in our people and empower them to bring their best selves to work, both personally and professionally. We promote a diverse and inclusive environment with a strong focus on wellbeing, leadership and development.

Benefits

  • Purchase leave and paid parental leave
  • Study support and secondment opportunities
  • Opportunity to participate in the firm's Pro Bono & Community practice
  • Award winning Wellness Program

How to apply

Submit your application by visit www.landers.com.au for more information.

Lander & Rogers is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity and inclusion.

We conduct background checks including criminal record checks on all successful candidates as a condition of employment.


Job details

Job reference: LR/1632460
Location: Melbourne
Job type: Full Time
Job category: Lawyers
Date posted: 17-Jun-2022

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