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What kind of firm would you like to work for? One where your input is valued and your work is rewarded? Where innovation is welcomed? Where it’s understood that life doesn’t begin and end with work?

If you answered yes to the above, Swaab Attorneys could be the place for you.

At Swaab, we work hard to make sure that our staff are being challenged and enjoy coming in to work each day.

We understand that to keep our talented people happy we need to offer them more than just interesting work, we need to give them an incentive to do a good job.

Staff Benefits

Charitable

We embrace generosity of spirit and encourage charity fundraising ideas and initiatives across the Firm.  The partners match charity donations dollar for dollar.  We also have a close alliance with particular charities, which we support both financially and non-financially. These charities include Lifeline, Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation, the Leukaemia Foundation and the Breast Cancer Network of Australia.
We have a calendar of charity events that we participate in each year as part of our commitment to giving back to the community, fundraisers include Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave, Red Nose Day, Jeans for Genes and Pink Ribbon Day. 
We have partnered with Corporate Citizen for workplace giving, enabling our employees to donate to their chosen charity from their pre-tax pay.
We are supporters of TJMF and staff are invited to attend the annual lecture and we support Lifeline through our ProBono program.

Social

We understand that all work and no play makes us all a little dull!  We like to have fun and we host regular social events including Trivia Night, Family Day, end of year party, end of financial year party, Melbourne Cup Luncheon, quarterly shared lunches and weekly Friday night drinks.  We also welcome new starters and celebrate special occasions with morning teas. 

Respectful

At Swaab respect for each other and the different skill sets we posses are paramount to the services we provide to our clients. Respect is one of our core firm values and is recognised during performance development and factored in to the criteria around other firm incentive programs. We encourage open communication between all levels of staff and expect all our employees opinions to be listened to and respected.

Active

We love to see our staff getting out and being active. We encourage our employees to maintain healthy minds, healthy bodies and healthy hearts.  As part of our commitment, we provide contributions towards wellness activities and $500 per year towards gym memberships. 
We also provide contributions to team sports.  Recent contributions to Swaab team sports include lunchtime Touch Football in the Domain, The Virgin Pulse Global Challenge, and The Law Firm Champions Cup Soccer Tournament

Innovative

We believe in our staff being equipped with the right tools to be able to do their jobs to the best of their ability. We encourage our staff to share knowledge that will further enhance innovation and efficiency.

Rewarding

We like nothing more than recognising our staff for the great jobs they are doing. We celebrate "Swaabiversarys" which are our way of saying "thank you" and recognising our employees' contribution for each year of service with the firm.  Gifts include flowers or wine, with a card, and for service milestones at 3 years, 5 years, 10 years, 15 years etc. our employees receive a special gift, which is usually a gift voucher of their choice.

LEARNING

We encourage all of our people to embrace lifelong learning.  We have a firm-wide budget for seminar and conference attendance and we encourage our staff to utilise external learning opportunities to enhance their skills. 
We also provide a structured in-house learning and development program.  Our Business Excellence Seminars are a forum to discuss current issues in the law with peers.  Our learning and development program also includes seminars on business skills, practice management, compliance and technology.  Most of our in-house seminars are designed to count towards MCLE requirements.
As part of our commitment to our people to encourage them to be the best that they can be, we may be able to provide financial assistance for approved courses of formal study; for example, postgraduate qualifications or specialist courses relevant to their role.  We also provide paid study leave and exam leave for approved courses. 

Mind, Body and Spirit – Wellbeing program

Swaab encourages our employees to have a balanced life, believing that this contributes to their capacity and capability in the workplace as well as their wellbeing in general. Our most recent in-house mindfulness meditation program "Thrive" was an 8 week course provided by Inner Performance Management. 
We also run free seminars on "health and wellbeing" as part of our "lunch and learn" series.  A previous lunch and learn was on spinal heath in the workplace.

salary continuance Insurance

We understand there are more important things in life than work.  Accidents and illnesses happen and when they do, the last thing you want is the added pressure of worrying about supporting yourself and your family on a rainy day.  That's why we provide insurance for all of our people through our group salary continuance insurance.  Our salary continuance insurance provides you with a monthly income if you are totally or partially disabled due to illness or injury and are unable to work. 

legal fee assistance

We provide a $750 per annum allowance for personal legal work (capped at 3 years' service).  This allowance can be used for the purchase or sale of an employee's principal residence, estate planning for an employee and/or their partner, family law or other personal legal services.  We also provide reduced fee packages for wills and estate planning. 

Graduates

Intake for our graduate program is currently closed.

Current Opportunities

Corporate Lawyer 2-4 years PQE
Corporate Lawyer 2-4 years PQE

About Swaab Attorneys
Swaab Attorneys is a multi-award winning, commercial law firm and has been a finalist in the BRW Client Choice Awards for many years. We have won three times with the most recent win being Best Law Firm (rev under $50m) and Best NSW Firm at the BRW Client Choice Awards. We have also been nominated as a finalist in the 2015 Australian Law Awards for employee program of the year.
 
Swaab proudly serves the middle market. Those listed companies, SMEs, family businesses, high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs and start-ups that want a responsive and nimble team of experts who celebrate their contribution to the broader Australian economy. 
 
Our key areas of practice are corporate, commercial, intellectual property and technology, employment law, property, litigation, insolvency, transport and franchising. We also work across a number of industries including retail and fashion, property, health, professional services and transport. In addition to our commercial practice we also have a highly reputable family law team.  
 
Swaab is a member of Meritas, a global alliance of independent, full service law firms and is its only Sydney based member. This allows us to keep in touch globally, provide extended services to our clients and gives us the exposure and opportunity to work with international businesses.
 
About the role
We are currently recruiting for a corporate and commercial lawyer to work closely with 2 partners in a busy team on a wide variety of corporate, commercial and transactional work, with good exposure to clients.
In this role you will be exposed to all areas of commercial and corporate transactional work, including acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, financing, restructuring and corporate advisory work. In terms of client base, this role has a good mix, and will see you advising Australian and international clients, including both private and public companies, on a range of matters for a number of industry sectors. 
 
The ideal candidate will have between 2-4 years post qualifying experience as a general commercial and corporate lawyer. You will be an enthusiastic team player with excellent communication skills, strong technical (drafting, research, legal analysis) ability, and appreciate the importance of attention to detail, planning your time effectively and meeting deadlines.
 
This is a great opportunity for a corporate and commercial lawyer to join a well-regarded corporate and commercial practice, working on some cutting edge deals. Ongoing training (both legal and non-legal) is provided to our lawyers.
 
Culture
Workplace culture is everything to us, because when our people are happy we know they will look after our clients and themselves. Swaab is a place where people feel they can innovate, collaborate and develop their careers and are rewarded for their efforts.
 
How to Apply
If this sounds like an opportunity that you would like to explore further, then please click on the link below to apply attaching your resume and academic transcript, or send to Nicola Brown, HR Manager at resumes@swaab.com.au. All applications will be treated in strict confidence.
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Float Legal Secretary

Enjoy variety in your day? Work across our various practice groups as a Float Secretary and get exposure to different areas of the law!

Float Legal Secretary

  • Innovative and entrepreneurial firm
  • Professional, dynamic and friendly environment
  • Wellness focussed initiative

About Swaab Attorneys

Swaab Attorneys is a multi-award winning, commercial law firm and has been a finalist in the BRW Client Choice Awards for many years. We have won three times with the most recent win being Best Law Firm (rev under $50m) and Best NSW Firm at the BRW Client Choice Awards. We have also been nominated as a finalist in the 2015 Australian Law Awards for employee program of the year.

Swaab proudly serves the middle market; those listed companies, SMEs, family businesses, wealthy individuals, entrepreneurs and start-ups that want a responsive and nimble team of experts who celebrate their contribution to the broader Australian economy. 

Our key areas of practice are corporate, commercial, intellectual property and technology, employment law, property, litigation, insolvency, transport and franchising. We also work across a number of industries including retail and fashion, property, health, professional services and transport. In addition to our commercial practice we also have a highly reputable family law team.

Swaab is a member of Meritas, a global alliance of independent, full service law firms and is its only Sydney based member. This allows us to keep in touch globally, provide extended services to our clients and gives us the exposure and opportunity to work with international businesses.


About the role
  
We currently have an opportunity for a Float Legal Secretary to provide much valued administrative support to various practice groups within the firm during periods of leave and other absences. Where no specified coverage is required, this position will move between practice groups providing administrative support to other Legal Secretaries. This is a great opportunity to develop knowledge in various areas of law.
 
This role provides lots of variety and would ideally suit someone who is adaptable and enjoys working in a high achieving professional environment and is passionate about supporting others to achieve individual and team based objectives.
 
Some of the responsibilities of our Legal Secretaries are as follows:
 

  • Preparing, formatting and editing documents
  • Preparation and submission of court documentation
  • Monthly billing
  • Digital dictation
  • Client liaison
  • Diary management
  • File management
  • Opening and closing of files
  • Practice specific administration
 
 
Skills & Experience
 
Ideally you are a strong administrator with a minimum of 3 years' experience in a similar Float role or Legal Secretarial role. The following describes your strengths and attributes:
 
  • Highly adaptable and flexible to successfully float in an ever changing environment
  • Positive, proactive and motivated in nature
  • Pride in service delivery, with a can do attitude
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines whilst being calm under pressure
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Confidence and good judgement liaising with clients
  • MS office suite experience at an intermediate level

 
Experience in Affinity and File Site Document Management would be highly regarded but not essential.
 
Culture
 
Workplace culture is everything to us, because when our people are happy we know they will look after our clients and themselves. Swaab is a place where people feel they can innovate, collaborate and develop their careers and are rewarded for their efforts.
 
How to Apply
 
If this sounds like an opportunity that you would like to explore further, then please click on the link below to apply or send your application to Nicola Brown, HR Manager at resumes@swaab.com.au. All applications will be treated in strict confidence.

Apply for this position
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Association Memberships
Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation
  • 2017 - Winner Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards
  • 2017 - Finalist Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards
  • 2017 - Finalist Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards