3 - 5 PQE In House Conflicts Associate

Posted 01 November 2023
Job type Permanent
Discipline Associates
Contact NameAlison Barrett

Job description

We are seeking an enthusiastic and commercial Junior Lawyer looking for an alternative legal career path to practise as a Conflicts Solicitor in our New Business Intake Team in Sydney. This is a varied and challenging role that will allow you to use your legal skill set and provide you with a unique insight into the firm's global clients and sectors.
New Business Intake falls under the General Counsel & Risk function and we are responsible for the management of conflicts of interest and information barriers globally.

We play a key role in the development and shaping of firm strategy globally by liaising with Sector Lead Partners, Regional/Global Heads of Practice and Business Development to ensure that any new instructions comply with our professional obligations under the applicable Solicitors Conduct Rules are a commercial fit for the firm.
Some key responsibilities will include:

  • Advising on the resolution of complex legal and commercial conflicts problems and liaising with Partners and staff in relation to conflicts issues and queries.

  • Ensuring compliance with global sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering obligations.

  • Reviewing, drafting, and advising on conflict provisions in firm engagement letters, firm policies and other client agreements including panel arrangements.

This role will be well-suited to an individual who thrives in a fast-paced legal environment, with proven ability to critically analyse key information, communicate effectively with Partner and Senior Management and prioritise a busy workload.


Job Requirements:


To be successful in this role, you will also have:

  • Law degree and admitted to practise as a Solicitor in Australia 

  • Excellent research, legal and other analytical skills

  • Good commercial awareness.

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Ability to work autonomously is essential but candidates also need to be able to demonstrate the ability to work as a part of a global analytical team.

  • Excellent verbal, written and face to face communication skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines.