Senior Lawyer

Senior Lawyer role for niche law firm in Sydney operating within a wider commercial business

Your new company
Our client is a boutique private practice law firm specialising in the area of motor claims. Offering an array of legal advice for anyone involved in a motor accident, they are a one-stop shop for litigation work. As a cost effective alternative to the larger national law firms for businesses and private clients, their portfolio of clients range from individuals to multinational operations. An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Lawyer to join its high performing team. The role reports to the Legal Director and manages a team of three, comprising of a Lawyer and Paralegals.

Your new role
  • To manage all litigated matters within a portfolio across NSW, ACT and SA
  • Responsible for all facets of file management and maintenance of file velocity
  • Liaising with and reporting to clients and stakeholders.
  • Correspondence with Defendants and/or their representatives.
  • Correspondence with insurance companies, process servers, courts and other external entities
  • Collection and preparation of evidence including drafting affidavits and witness statements
  • Acting for clients in civil proceedings issued in the NSW Local Court
  • Appearing at Hearings, Pre-Trial Reviews, Call-Overs, Reviews and Settlement Conferences
  • Filing and serving Court documentation, preparing for Court Arbitrations/Hearings/Trials, brief Counsel
  • Appearing at interlocutory hearings including attendances at pre-trial and status conferences
  • Negotiating commercial settlements
  • Management and supervision of the NSW team
  • Assisting the Legal Director to deliver overall outcomes required by the NSW team

What you'll need to succeed
  • Admitted to practice as a Lawyer in Australia with ideally 4-5 years PAE in litigation
  • Current Australian Legal Practising Certificate
  • Experience managing and conducting own files end-to-end
  • Knowledge of NSW court processes
  • Insurance Litigation experience highly regarded
  • Ability to meet deadlines autonomously
  • A passion and aptitude for advocacy
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Excellent time management and priority management skills
  • Focussed on deliverables for clients
  • Leadership and team management capability

What you'll get in return
This is an excellent opportunity to join a small but dedicated team offering a professional, reliable, and friendly, tailored service. Working for a niche firm as part of a wider commercial business, this role would suit a Senior Lawyer from Private Practice looking to move into a hybrid in-house environment. With offices in Sydney and Melbourne, they offer flexible working options with the opportunity to WFH on a regular basis. They have a vibrant, positive culture, no billable hours, and a range of other in-house perks.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or for more information call Krista Godfrey on 02 8226 9789 or email krista.godfrey@hays.com.au.

LHS 297508 #2663058

Summary

Job Type
Permanent
Industry
Legal
Location
NSW, Northern Sydney
Specialism
Legal
Pay
Competitive salary package (base plus super)
Ref:
2663058

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Krista Godfrey, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Sydney
Level 13, Chifley Tower, 2 Chifley Square

Telephone: 0282269789

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