Workplace Relations & Safety – Associate & Senior Associate/Special Counsel

24 April 2022

Melbourne | Full Time

  • Highly regarded, reputable Employment Practice
  • Work alongside senior Partners on a range of diverse matters
  • Clear and transparent path to progression

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 advice to our government and commercial clients in every State and Territory across Australia.

As Australia’s largest and fastest growing legal partnership, we are proud to offer our staff unrivalled career development opportunities. Our transparent career development framework ensures that all team members are aware of the firm’s expectations at each level, and what is required to advance to the next career stage. We pride ourselves on promoting and rewarding talent based solely on merit, which allows all team members to reach their potential, and are committed to providing an environment that supports and encourages all team members to progress.

We are excited to announce that our Melbourne Workplace Relations & Safety group are expanding their team and are looking for two roles:

1. Associate;

2. Senior Associate/Special Counsel.

About you


The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience of between 3 and 5 years working within an established and reputable employment law practice across both contentious and non-contentious workplace matters.

Senior Associate / Special Counsel

Preferred experience is 8 plus years with specialist workplace experience in private practice or in house. You will have a sound understanding of workplace relations and safety law as well as experience providing advice on employment matters across a range of commercial transactions. You will enjoy building relationships with clients, taking the lead on matters, working cooperatively with team members including juniors and will have a genuine appetite to assist in growing the practice.

About the opportunities

This is an excellent opportunity to join a forward thinking firm with a strong focus on developing their people for success with real career progression on offer. You will be provided with a unique opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with four experienced Partners as well as senior lawyers who are highly regarded in the industry and have been recognised in the Doyle’s and Best Lawyers Guides.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career and practice with a clear pathway for progression.

Our Workplace Relations & Safety team advises both large and small corporate clients as well as government and statutory authorities and insurers. They also work closely with our Commercial team on a range of diverse and interesting transactional matters.

On offer to the successful candidate is a supportive team, a healthy work life balance and a transparent pathway for promotion.

HWL Ebsworth is also committed to supporting flexible working arrangements for our employees to assist them to balance their professional and personal commitments. To support this, the firm offers professional staff members the opportunity to elect to work remotely for a portion of their week.

How to apply

For a confidential discussion or to apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to Ella Meager on or (03) 8644 3419.

Applicants must have full working rights in Australia to apply.

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