Financial Services Regulatory – Associate/Senior Associate


  • Our Corporate & Commercial financial services practice is on the rise – open to applicants in all of our office locations.
  • A true meritocracy model – be promoted by your contribution and not held back by outdated structures.
  • Flexible 3:2 work arrangements.
  • Generous leave policies including purchased, parental and performance reward leave.

About us

HWL Ebsworth is not your typical law firm. Our rapid rise to become the largest legal partnership in Australia shows that in our case, the differences are real. We deliver exceptional legal service to our government and commercial clients in every State and Territory across Australia.

The opportunity

We are growing our impressive and highly regarded Melbourne Corporate practice working primarily with Melbourne partner, Adeline Hiew and open to lawyers are various levels who will work on an interesting mix of Financial Services Regulatory matters and gain exposure to major wealth management industry providers, superannuation, life insurance and other aspects of her practice.

Ideally, you might come with:

  • Anywhere from 2 + years PAE through to Special Counsel level.
  • Experience in Financial Services Regulatory matters – in one or more of the following: superannuation, general and life insurance, funds management and Australian Financial Services licensing.
  • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills.
  • Among senior applicants, ability to run matters with minimal supervision.
  • Interest in building client relationships.

What we offer

  • Unrivalled career pathways: Our unique meritocracy model proudly offers our staff career development, promoting talent based solely on merit. Our size, range of experience and competitive pricing model will provide you with everything you need to succeed. Unlike our competitors, our Solicitor to Partner ratio enables greater mentoring and client engagement. Our 180 day career forecasting sessions provide the platform to fast-track your progression.
  • Work-life balance: We offer flexible work arrangements to support your work-life balance
  • Culture: Be part of a firm renowned for its friendly and down-to-earth culture.
  • Prestige: Join a firm consistently ranked at the forefront of the Australian legal market, where your work is recognised nationally.
  • Location: Be located in the heart of the action, based in the Collins Arch building with luxurious end of trip facilities and access to a complimentary wellness centre and yoga studio. We are open to candidates in our other office locations too.

How to apply

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to Gabrielle Saunders on

Applicants must have full working rights in Australia and a valid practicing certificate to apply. HWL Ebsworth also strongly encourages applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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