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Senior Associate, Commercial Litigation

Herbert Smith FreeHills - Sydney, NSW

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Group / Team

Dispute resolution

Working pattern

Full Time

The opportunity

We are seeking a Senior Associate to join our leading Band 1 and award winning Dispute Resolution team to be based in Sydney.

In this role you will work closely with a range of pre-eminent disputes partners and senior lawyers in the group. You will undertake a range of work that supports clients from various sectors, with class action, other complex, strategically critical disputes as well as regulatory enforcement matters.

You will have responsibility for handling files and supervising team members within the matter team, as well as an important role in project to develop further business opportunities with existing and new clients. You will be a key member of a highly motivated and innovative team comprising front-line lawyers and members of our Alternative Legal Services (ALT) team, and you will also work with colleagues in our interstate and international offices.

You will have extensive client exposure and opportunities to develop a network of relationships. You will benefit from exceptional learning opportunities working in a team of highly ambitious and talented professionals.

Skills, experience and qualifications

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrable experience in delivering technical advice on a range of general commercial litigation and class actions matters from a leading top tier, national or international private practice environment;
  • An excellent academic record coupled with strong legal skills and a practical mindset;
  • A proactive approach and desire to be an integral member of our leading and supportive team;
  • An ability to work to tight timeframes, collaboratively and at times autonomously;
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to demonstrate collegiality within a team.
Group / Team description

With a multi-disciplinary global disputes team of world-leading sector specialists and regional experts, the Disputes team provides commercial insight and legal advice which is described by Chambers and Partners as a 'Dispute Resolution powerhouse that consistently tops the rankings across the world'.

Herbert Smith Freehills' Disputes group is ranked as a Band 1 Dispute Resolution Firm (Legal 500 2021) and ranked a Band 1 Dispute Resolution Firm (Chambers Asia Pacific 2021). The firm's Disputes practice has been awarded Firm of the Year - Australia, International Firm of the Year and White Collar Crime Firm of the Year (Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2020).

Herbert Smith Freehills is proud to be awarded Most Innovative International Law Firm, Asia Pacific (Financial Times Awards 2019 & 2020) and Winner of the Minds Count Annual Award for Best Mental Wellbeing Initiative 2019.

Role type

Legal professionals/Practice Group

Contract type


Diversity & Inclusion

At Herbert Smith Freehills you will be part of a diverse, innovative culture where high performance, client focus and highly engaged people are our differentiator. People at our firm come from a range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of experiences and perspectives to their work with us. We strive to ensure that our inclusive environment means you feel valued and able to perform at your best by being your authentic self at work. We know that our future success not only depends on being innovative and progressive in the changing legal market but, most importantly, on our people feeling highly engaged in meaningful work.

We understand that you have commitments and personal interests outside of work and we strive to create a working environment based on mutual trust and respect, in which you can perform at your best whilst maintaining sustainable balance across your life.


Herbert Smith Freehills

Herbert Smith Freehills