Associate Banking and Finance Recovery and Insolvency Lawyer


Exciting opportunity to work on behalf of Australia's major banks in a fast-paced recoveries practice.

  • Associate - Insolvency and Banking & Finance Recovery 3-5 years PQE
  • Excellent career opportunities on offer
  • On the job training and development
About you
Ideally you will have a minimum of 3 years post admission experience, predominantly in insolvency and restructuring as well as in banking recoveries. You have:
  • highly developed organisational skills necessary to work within a fast-paced recoveries practice;
  • excellent technical skills;
  • enthusiasm and drive for delivering outstanding outcomes to clients;
  • a high degree of initiative;
  • sound legal and commercial judgement.
Your role
The successful candidate will be part of a team which acts for liquidators, administrators and receivers in insolvency matters, as well as lenders in conducting high volume debt recoveries and the enforcement of securities including real property mortgages and guarantees.

You will be reporting to both an insolvency partner and a banking and finance recoveries partner. The role will involve drafting correspondence and written advices, drafting bank notices and court pleadings, undertaking discovery, attending mediations, preparing court applications and appearing at interlocutory hearings. 

The role requires an extensive knowledge of:
  • insolvency and restructuring law;
  • the regulations impacting banks and financial institutions including the Personal Property Securities Act, National Consumer Credit Protection Act, National Credit Code, the Australian Consumer Law and the Banking Code of Practice;
  • complex debt/security restructures;
  • civil procedure rules and court processes such as discovery, mediations and interlocutory applications.
About us
Gadens is a pre-eminent, independent Australian law firm with over 80 partners and 630 staff across our offices nationally.  We are repeatedly recognised as a leading legal service provider in the Chambers Asia Pacific and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific legal directories, and many of our partners and special counsel are recognised as leaders in their areas of law. At Gadens, we are always on the lookout for star performers to join our growing workplace.

The Banking & Finance – Recovery & Insolvency team act for some of Australia's major banks. At Gadens we are always on the lookout for star performers to join our growing, fast-paced and collaborative workplace.

What we offer
Gadens offers:
  • up to 26 weeks paid parental leave for primary carers
  • performance based bonuses for fee earners
  • flexible work practices and work life balance
  • regular social events and functions so you can relax with your colleagues
  • regular fitness sessions, group sporting events or yoga via our Health and Wellbeing Committee