Clyde & Co is a global law firm with leading corporate clients.
We have one of the largest, most experienced, and well-established
Energy, Marine & Natural Resources teams in the world.
In Australia, Clyde & Co is ranked Tier One for shipping by
Legal500 and Chamber & Partners. Two of our partners, Ernest van
Buuren and Maurice Thompson have both been inducted into the Legal500
Hall of Fame for Shipping.
A client surveyed by Legal500 says "Clyde & Co has the
pre-eminent shipping practice in Australia. The team's breadth, depth,
and expertise is unrivalled. Clyde & Co is the only Australian law
firm which is truly capable of conducting large complex shipping
claims and litigation". Another client said to Chambers &
Partners that the firm provides "swift and consistent outcomes on
About the role
This role is to work largely with Partner Ernest van Buuren who has
long been regarded as one of Australia's most distinguished shipping
lawyers and has an excellent reputation. Ernest was also recognised in
the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers Australia as "Lawyer Of The Year
for Transportation Law".
We are currently looking for a smart and highly motivated Marine
& Shipping Lawyer with between 5-6 years' experience to join the
team in Brisbane.
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. The focus of
this role is contentious.
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 of the 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.
Key Skills & Experience
We are seeking an enthusiastic litigation Associate who will be able
5-6 years PQE
Experience which focuses on maritime, aviation, dispute resolution
including class actions
Proven experience working on litigation matters within the Supreme
and Federal Courts, and a commitment to technical excellence
Established skills related to leading e-discovery and electronic
data collection in the context of large, complex litigation
Class action experience and ideally marine, international trade
and/or transport experience
Strong academic credentials, self-driven with excellent verbal and
written communication skills
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 leadership and timely
responses to team and internal/external clients
Strong time management skills and the ability to manage competing
The ability to work co-operatively and collaboratively in a team environment
A keen interest in your own professional development
The ability to thrive in a high performing team environment.
You will also be Australian qualified with working rights and have
experience gained in an international or leading national firm.
In return, you will benefit from being part of an organisation that
is genuinely committed to its people. Within our friendly practice you
will have access to a range of learning and development opportunities
designed to support your ongoing progression.
Our values are the principles that guide the decisions we make, unite
us in our endeavours and strengthen our delivery, for our clients and
our firm. We:
Work as one: We are a globally connected team of talented people
who act with a firm-first mentality to achieve success
Excel with clients: We aim high and challenge ourselves to deliver
unique excellence for our clients, keeping them at the centre of
everything we do
Celebrate difference: We help each other to be at our best and
believe our differences result in greater achievement
Act boldly: We seek new opportunities, take action and learn as we
go, recognising that curiosity drives our development and
contributes to growth.
About Clyde & Co
Clyde & Co is a leading global law firm, helping organisations
successfully navigate risk and maximise opportunity in the sectors
that underpin global trade and commercial activity and enable global
prosperity, namely: insurance, aviation, marine, construction, energy,
trade and natural resources. Globally integrated, Clyde & Co
offers a comprehensive range of contentious and non-contentious legal
services and commercially-minded legal advice to businesses operating
across the world. It is committed to operating in a responsible way by
progressing towards a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects
the communities and clients it serves and provides an environment in
which everyone can realise their potential; using its legal and
professional skills to support its communities through pro bono work,
volunteering and charitable partnerships; and minimising the impact it
has on the environment including through a commitment to the SBTi
Net-Zero standard and the setting of ambitious emissions reduction
targets. The firm has 490 partners, 2400 lawyers, 3200 legal
professionals and 5500 people overall in nearly 70 offices and
associated offices worldwide. For more information please visit www.clydeco.com.
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Clyde & Co is committed to promoting equality and
diversity in all aspects of employment.