- Successful brand
- Real work/life balance
- Manage complex disputes
Rare opportunity for a dynamic, senior associate level commercial litigator keen to move in-house. Suit lawyers with strong business acumen seeking...
Our client is a successful and established litigation funder, and a serious player in the Australian funding market, with a significant portfolio of funded matters and a pipeline of potential claims. With a focus not only on profit, but also delivering successful outcomes to the clients they fund, it offers a unique perspective in the funding market. While it can and does fund extremely large and complex commercial disputes, it also offers services to disadvantaged groups, corporate clients, and those impacted by insolvent companies.
As a bright, well trained and commercially minded senior lawyer, this role will appeal to you as it will engage you intellectually, as you use your legal skills to assess matters and prepare them for funding, and run matters via external counsel to ensure their success. It will also keep you well within the law and afford you the chance to use your contacts and connections in the profession and assist them achieve funding for their disputes when required. Offering the best of both worlds between working in a law firm, and the hard slog that can entail, but allowing you the chance to formulate strategy and take on the strategic aspects of running a matter, considering the financial and ethical objectives and include plenty of decision making and influencing.
Causes of action supported by the business are extremely broad and varied. They include insolvency, commercial litigation, class actions, social impact funding, insurance recoveries and even class actions employment law. Matters are frequently large, rarely minor, and often complex and hard fought. Barristers and firms engaged in the disputes are first rate, and other lawyers in the business have strong backgrounds.
Who it will appeal to
This role will appeal to senior lawyers who are social and enjoy engaging with others, like a challenge and who focus on results. It will allow you to use not only your well formed legal skills, but also your highly developed interpersonal skills to full effect.
Integral to our client’s strategy for continued expansion is their ability to recruit senior quality disputes lawyers from leading commercial firms who are seeking a change, whilst still enjoying the quality of work to which they are accustomed. The team is small, tight knit and collegiate. It offers intellectual challenge, strong financial remuneration including significant bonus in the short and long term, and the chance to really impact positively on the lives of claimants. Work/life balance is extremely good compared to a law firm and even in-house, and the financial possibilities are significant in the long term.
Who we seek
This is a relatively autonomous role suited to a senior lawyer with 7-13 years of post admission experience gained in a major firm doing commercial litigation or insolvency. If you have strong legal analytical skills, are commercially savvy and well trained in complex disputes, we would love to hear from you to discuss this once in a career opportunity.
Applications for this role are encouraged via email to [email protected] or via phone on 0414 687 629.
This role is exclusive to Burgess Paluch and all applications will be forwarded to us for actioning.
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