Litigation – Senior Associate


  • Broaden your experience by working with in a dynamic and engaged team across a diverse range of commercial litigation matters.
  • Enjoy a well-balanced role in a collegiate environment with an interesting, broad practice of large and medium scale litigation across various industries.
  • A true meritocracy model – be promoted by your contribution and not held back by outdated structures.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 Lawyers is Australia’s largest and fastest growing legal partnership, with offices in every state and territory in Australia. Our national firm comprises of over 280 partners and over 1700 staff.

The Opportunity

We have a unique opportunity for a dynamic candidate to join our impressive and highly regarded team in our Norwest Litigation practice working with partners Sean O’Donnell and George Angelinas. As part of the team, you will work on a wide variety of challenging commercial disputes, including corporations and shareholder disputes, contract disputes, franchising disputes, ACL claims, property disputes and building and construction disputes. The role offers work on top tier matters and collaborate with our prominent national client base.


  • Taking carriage of various litigation matters.
  • Attending Court.
  • Dealing directly with counsel and clients.
  • Working collaboratively within a team, including working and mentoring junior lawyers and paralegals.
  • Prepare, predict and advise as to possible outcomes associated with litigation.

To be successful in this role, you might have:

  • 5+ years PAE.
  • Thorough knowledge of Federal Court and NSW Court’s procedure and requirements.
  • Broad scope of commercial litigation experience.
  • Strategic and critical thinking capabilities.
  • Mentorship skills to assist in developing our junior cohort.
  • Strong practice management and attention to detail.

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.
  • Location: Be based in HWLE’s modern and vibrant Norwest office, centrally located in the Norwest business park.
  • Prestige: Join a firm consistently ranked at the forefront of the Australian legal market, where your work is recognised nationally.

How to apply

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to Laura Harrison 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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