Lawyer or Associate, Government Administrative Law

Sparke (Canberra ACT, Australia) 29 days ago

Sparke Helmore Lawyers is a truly integrated national firm that looks to the future. Established in 1882, we have over 800 people flexibly working from nine offices across Australia. We offer the security and history of a long-established firm with the excitement and opportunity for growth. We operate in a way that puts our clients and our people at the heart of everything we do - we're proud to be described as being down to earth, practical and easy to deal with.

Our firm values and celebrates diversity. We aim to increase the diversity of our workforce to better represent the communities in which we live and work. Our culture provides the foundations of a welcoming and inclusive environment, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to join us - and bring their whole selves to work. We're proud to be recognised two years running as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by WGEA. We also participated in the Diversity Council of Australia's biennial Inclusion@ YourWork Index in August 2019 and off the back of our strong performance across the six key areas (Awareness, Engagement, Inclusive Organisational Climate, Inclusive Leadership, Inclusive Team and Exclusion) were recognised as an Inclusive Employer.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Lawyer with 2 to 4 years' experience to join us in Canberra in our highly rated Government & Administrative Law practice. You will be acting for a range of Commonwealth clients in one of the largest and most highly regarded Government teams in the country.

This is an intellectually challenging role where you will have the opportunity to advise the Commonwealth on a diverse range of administrative and regulatory matters in a fast paced environment. You will have access to top quality work, training and support as you hone your advisory and litigation skills. You will be assisting with some of the most high profile, sensitive and strategic matters in the country, and working with leading experts in the field. It is the team's culture to develop the practice of individual lawyers according to their personal aspirations and interests. You will be offered an empowering environment where you will be able to shape your career in Government law in areas of your interest. You will be offered all the opportunities in advocacy and advisory work you seek, in any of the team's broad subject areas. You will have the opportunity to lead, develop client relationships, and shine!

The successful candidate will have a solid grounding and demonstrated interest in Administrative Law. The role suits an ambitious lawyer who is committed to this area of the law, enjoys working in a driven and highly collaborative team, and settles for nothing less than excellence.

We recognise people value things differently. That's why our comprehensive benefits program is wide ranging so that everyone can find something that appeals to them. We're sure you will find something to love about what Sparke Helmore has to offer.

  • Competitive remuneration + Bonus Structure
  • Employee Wellbeing Program
  • Career Development Program
  • Access to highly regarded leaders and mentors
  • Paid parental leave
  • Salary Continuance Insurance for FT and PT employees
  • Imbedded culture of Flexibility
  • Diverse and inclusive workplace

We are looking for a confident, down-to-earth professional who is eager to work in a close-knit team. If this appels to you please apply below or for a confidential chat contact Erin Tomicic on 02 6263 6355 .

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Please follow the 'Apply' button to submit your application (we do not accept applications emailed directly to the Resourcing Team).

Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time.

To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.

Lawyer or Associate, Government Administrative Law

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