Sponsorship opportunities available
We have partnered with the top-tier firm Allens to grow their Disputes & Investigations practice across their Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth offices.
Sponsorship opportunities and relocation packages are available for overseas lawyers qualified lawyers and they are also keen to speak to Australian or New Zealand qualified lawyers, who are considering relocating back to Australia from overseas.
Allens is a leading international law firm with a proud 200-year heritage of shaping the future for their clients, their people and the communities in which they work. They have been privileged to contribute to extraordinary social change over their history, helping shape a more just, equitable, and sustainable community.
Allens and Linklaters have a global alliance, with a global network of 40 offices in 28 locations. The network offers an integrated service, giving clients one point of contact and a unified team comprising the best resources of each firm in Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America and the US.
With Allens, you'll work at the cutting edge of the law on the most complex and innovative deals in the market. You'll work with lawyers and professionals at the top of their game and the privilege of advising clients from almost every sector, from government and healthcare through to infrastructure, media and banking. Allens have the size and support network to help you take your career wherever you may want to go.
Allens have achieved 17 elite Band 1 rankings in Australia and had 31 recognised practices in the Chambers Asia Pacific results. The Australian Financial Review and Boss Magazine has named Allens in its Most Innovative Companies List (2017 - 2021) and as the highest ranked law firm in Australia and New Zealand (2019, 2020, 2021).
The Disputes & Investigations Practice
Allens' Disputes & Investigations practice is Band 1 (Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022) and Tier 1 (Legal500 Asia Pacific 2022) and act on the most complex, high-value and reputationally significant matters in the Australian market, as well as being named Law Firm of the year 2020 at the Australasian Law Awards. You'll have the opportunity to assist with the Australian component of major international disputes and the ability to conduct matters in jurisdictions throughout Australia and the Asia region.
The Disputes team are keen to consider experienced general Commercial Litigation lawyers with between three to seven years PQE, who are interested in relocating to Australia. The services provided by the Allens Disputes & Investigations Practice include: Commercial and contractual disputes, Regulatory inquiries and investigations, Corporate crime, Internal investigations, Royal Commissions / Commissions of Inquiry/coronial inquests, Class actions, Taxation disputes & Investigations, Risk and compliance advisory, Arbitration and Projects disputes.
This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the most highly regarded Tier 1 Disputes teams in the Australian market. You will have the opportunity to work with multiple partners, offering exposure and development of your skills in all areas, to inform your specialisation as you progress into a more senior level.
In joining Allens, you will receive unparalleled learning and development opportunities. You will be challenged, supported and guided as you learn and develop, and will be encouraged to grow.
The Disputes team are collaborative, the partners approachable and you will have access to consistent feedback and mentorship. The team has a healthy combination of both lateral hires and those who have been with Allens since Graduate level. Secondments to clients and offshore to Linklaters are openly encouraged and interests in different areas and sectors is encouraged.
The team are in a high-growth phase but flexibility is of great importance, demonstrated by Allens' support of a hybrid working model and a heavy focus on your wellbeing is paramount.
Allens culture is made up of unique backgrounds and varying life experiences - each individual has their own story to tell. They celebrate people's differences across gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, cultural backgrounds, First Nations communities, and family and caring arrangements. We encourage applications from all passionate applicants.
What you'll bring:
· Experience obtained with a leading Disputes practice within an international or top-tier environment
· Between three to seven years post-qualification experience
· An excellent academic record
· A willingness to participate in business development activities, build an understanding of clients and develop effective working relationships both internally and externally.
· Ability to develop others through mentoring and sharing experiences and networks.
Allens would be pleased to have conversations with those who are considering a move to Australia for a short or long term period.
Hydrogen Group is currently retained on an exclusive basis to manage the search for UK applicants. Any CV's received from other sources will be passed on to Hydrogen for this search.
For a confidential discussion to discuss further, please contact Tamara Salem on firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 (02) 7227 9865.