Commercial Litigator

Lawyer - Litigation | Australia, Brisbane (QLD)

Large commercial litigation boutique seeks a junior lawyer to be part of a fast growth team with amazing progression and mentoring.

  • Exceptional matters, working closely with top KC's on high profile work
  • Attractive Bonus paid quarterly - increase your earnings significantly
  • Friendly partner, great culture, WFH day

The Firm
This specialist firm (that work across all jurisdictions in Australia) has seen incredible expansion over the past few years.  Focusing on large scale commercial litigation, they are a trusted adviser to some of Australia’s leading insolvency firms, financial institutions and renowned companies.

As one of the largest boutique firms in SEQ, they are outperforming many of the high profile boutiques that spring to mind – both in terms of size and turnover.

Encouragingly, the firm have also promoted candidates at lightning speed in comparison to the larger law firms.  This has also included to the firm’s Partnership.
The Role
This role will see you working closely with the very capable team on some of the larger commercial disputes matters (including a number of trials and public examinations).  You will be regularly acting on matters such as:

  • Contract and business disputes
  • Acting for directors, equity holders in disputes regarding control and ownership of businesses, including partnership, shareholder, Joint Venture and trust disputes (extending to privately held and ASX Listed companies)
  • Fraud cases including employee and director fraud, proceeds to freeze assets and lodging caveats
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Advising and appearing on ASIC and liquidator examinations
  • Conducting public examinations
  • Appointing receivers and managers
  • Non compete, restraints of trade and confidential information
  • Lease disputes
  • Disputes relating to trusts
  • And much more!

What is Required

The firm have a number of needs at present (up to Special Counsel level), however ideally at least 1 year PAE+ into being a commercial litigator is required due to helping on complex files from day one.  While you will have exceptional mentorship from the leadership team, you will need to have those base litigation skills established and be prepared to get immersed into technical work from day one.
The Reward
This firm has worked hard to foster an environment that is both pragmatic and commercial.  This enables them to ensure everyone stays busy, but no individual gets unnecessarily loaded with work while another is quiet.  This has created a place where individuals will consistently hit their bonus targets (which are paid quarterly), but still leave at reasonable hours.  The firm have also moved to a flexible environment, whereby you can work from home one day a week on a regular basis.
The second main advantage is the unfettered progression path beyond your current level – whether that be solicitor, associate or Senior Associate.  The role is intended to be a gateway to Senior Associate and beyond, and you will get the training and exposure to reflect that. 
How to Apply
For further information on this role or others we have like it, contact Louise Gibson on 0481 588698, or via email at

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