Senior Lawyer and Senior Associate - Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety

Clayton Utz

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Job Posted: 30/07/2018

Job Category:

Legal / Employment / Workplace Relations

Job description:

The role
Based in our Brisbane office, reporting to Hedy Cray, we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Lawyer (4 years PQE) and a Senior Associate to join our Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety team on a full time basis to assist with increased levels of activity and growth. The Brisbane WRES team successfully represents a strong client base, acting in high profile and high quality matters across the public and private sectors.

Our Brisbane team advises on all aspects of workplace relations including industrial relations, employment, occupational health and safety, anti-discrimination and diversity. The matters you will be working on are varied and interesting from compliance and regulatory matters, strategic and industrial advice to litigation across most Courts and Tribunals.


Skills & Experience
To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Minimum 4 years PQE
  • Proven experience working on industrial relations, employment and/or workplace health and safety matters
  • A strong academic background and record of achievement
  • Demonstrated a capability to work autonomously as well as a team member.
  • A high degree of initiative, dedication and organisational ability with a strong client and commercial focus.

The WRES Safety team
With some of Australia's leading workplace lawyers and are the go-to team for large organisations with challenging workplace needs.

We work with our clients across the full spectrum of the employment relationship; from recruitment through to management, and termination. Our work spans all facets of employment law, industrial relations, discrimination, work health and safety, executive remuneration and diversity.

Our clients include many international and ASX 200 listed companies, leading universities, government and private sector organisation, such as Queensland Health, City of Gold Coast, Ipswich City Council, James Cook University, University of Sunshine Coast, University of Southern Queensland, Sun Metals Corporation, Mitsubishi Developments, Adani, Abbott Point Coal, Mackay Sugar, Origin Energy, Idemitsu, Brookfield, Perpetual, Woolworths, Toyota, ExxonMobil Group, Iluka Resources, Australian Taxation Office, the Australian Federal Police and Fair Work Building & Construction (FWBC).

For further information, please visit our Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety showcase page on LinkedIn.


The firm
As Australia's leading independent law firm, our culture has been built by innovative thinkers. They are the driving force behind our firm and if you choose to be part of the team your expectations will be challenged every step of the way.

We're looking for individuals who will thrive under our spirit of independence. Dynamic personalities who can collaborate, innovate and strive for success within our collegiate culture. In return we will work to help build the career you’ve always wanted. Are you up for the challenge?


Why Clayton Utz?
As part of this innovative team you will be working across major national, government, and global clients. All the while collaborating with some of the sharpest legal minds in the industry. Clayton Utz has also been a powerful force in Australian pro bono practice, striving to deliver justice for those who need it and not just those who can afford it. In your time here you'll be constantly surprised by the projects you get to work on and what you can accomplish.

Imagine what you could achieve at a top law firm that actually values independent thinking. A law firm who challenges the status quo.

Go on, challenge your expectations.


How to apply?
To submit your interest in this role, please click the 'Apply' button or contact Jordan Tu on 02 9353 4699 for more information. Clayton Utz is an inclusive employer that supports flexible work arrangements, please feel free to discuss your flexibility needs with the recruiter for this role.


Accessibility and Inclusion
We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. Do you require any support or reasonable adjustments to complete your application? If so, please contact the recruiter via the above telephone number or via email to

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Agency submissions
Clayton Utz does not accept agency submissions unless the agency is specifically contacted by a member of the Clayton Utz Recruitment Team. Please do not forward candidate profiles or resumes to Clayton Utz partners, hiring managers or other employees - this will not constitute as an introduction to the firm and Clayton Utz will not be liable for a fee.