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Job Title emnr
Role Associate/Attorney
Expertise Marine/Transport
Job Location Perth

About the job

Clyde & Co is a global law firm with leading corporate clients. We have one of the largest, most experienced, and well-established marine & aviation practices in the world.

About the role

Our Perth office currently has an exciting opportunity available for a bright and highly motivated lawyer (2-6 years PQE) to work with a dynamic and collaborative team nationally.

Our Australian marine team are leading specialists in their field, focusing on contentious and non-contentious marine, international trade and transport law work. The work spans various sectors including marine, aviation, commodities, insurance, and energy.

This role would best suit a lawyer with strong litigation experience as the focus of the practice is on the contentious side. The successful applicant will be advising legal counsel, senior executives and their companies' insurers on interesting and often high-profile matters, both domestically and internationallys.

You will work in a friendly and supportive national team which takes the sharing of knowledge, team inclusion, personal career development and career progression seriously. The nature and size of the national team and the size of some of the litigious matters the team are currently handling means that you will be heavily involved in a "national team" environment in dealing with these matters, allowing you to make a significant contribution to both the outcome of the cases and the very 'fabric' of the team.

This role will allow you to develop your professional and personal brand. Further, you will also be encouraged to foster and generate client relationships and support the team's business development initiatives.

Through our 'one firm' mentality, Clyde & Co provides a unique opportunity to work with lawyers and partners in our international network. Our Global Secondment Program affords our lawyers with opportunities to visit other offices and develop internal and external relationships.

We recognise and reward our talented employees and their career aspirations, are committed to internal promotion, strategic international transfers and provide a structured approach to career development.

As an employee of Clyde & Co, you will be entitled to all our benefits and an open environment where we look to improve our employees' overall experience, in and out of the workplace.

Key Skills and Experience

For this role, we are seeking a strong litigation Associate with between 2-6 years' experience. This is an opportunity to join a highly successful market leading team and to play a key strategic role to support the ongoing development of our practice.

  • Strong interest in, or demonstrated marine, international trade and/or transport experience
  • Strong academic credentials, self-driven with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven experience working on litigation matters and a commitment to technical excellence
  • Demonstrated pro-active critical and problem-solving skills to not only support the team's work but to also find creative new solutions
  • Excellent organisational skills to provide timely responses to team and internal/external clients
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to manage competing priorities effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to work co-operatively and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • Commercial awareness and confidence to assist the team to develop client relationships
  • Ideally you will be Australian qualified with experience gained in an international or leading national firm, although foreign qualified lawyers are welcome to apply

This role is based at our Perth office, and it is a requirement of entry to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine. If successful, candidates will need to provide evidence to demonstrate compliance with this requirement (or a valid exemption) prior to commencing in the role.

About the Firm

Clyde & Co is a leading global law firm, specialising in the sectors that underpin global trade and commercial activity, namely: insurance, transport, construction, energy, trade and commodities. It is globally integrated, offering a comprehensive range of contentious and non-contentious legal services and commercially-minded legal advice to businesses operating across the world. Clyde & Co is committed to operating in a responsible way. This means progressing towards a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of its communities and clients, using its legal skills to support its communities through pro bono work, volunteering and charitable partnerships, and minimising the impact it has on the environment. The firm has 480 partners, 2400 lawyers, 3200 legal professionals and 5000 people overall in over 60 offices and associated offices worldwide.

How to apply

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a dynamic and progressive international firm with a team that employs a new way of thinking and working in what is a traditionally hierarchical profession. If you are interested in this position, please submit your application (including cover letter, resume and academic transcript) by clicking below.

Alternatively, for a confidential conversation about a career with Clyde & Co, please contact Senior Recruitment Manager, Greg Plummer at greg.plummer@clydeco.com.

For further information about the firm visit our websitewww.clydeco.com.

We offer a rewarding work environment that supports professional growth and opportunities. We value diversity in our workplace and it is the policy of the Firm to recruit, hire, promote, reassign, compensate and train highly qualified persons without regard to race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable law.