Senior Lawyer - Workplace Relations

HopgoodGanim Lawyers

Our Perth office is seeking an experienced practitioner to grow the Workplace and Employment Law practice.

Work with clients from Government departments to social enterprise, from property developers to start-ups, from international resource companies to family-owned business. HopgoodGanim is a leading independent law firm operating nationally and internationally from our Brisbane and Perth offices.

Our Perth office is seeking an experienced practitioner to grow the Workplace and Employment Law practice. 

To be successful for this role, you will have:
  • strong drafting skills (preferably acquired in front end corporate or similar work);
  • solid litigation experience in the common law and federal jurisdictions (of whatever kind – experience outside the employment-law space will be highly regarded);
  • solid experience in drafting the full range of employment contracts, from award based positions through to senior executive arrangements;
  • solid experience in drafting contracts for services and related arrangements;
  • solid experience in the unfair dismissal and general protections jurisdictions;
  • solid experience in the human rights jurisdictions (as applicable in the industrial and employment spheres);
  • solid exposure to safety work;
  • solid experience in advising employers across each of the above areas;
  • some exposure to enterprise bargaining and other industrial work.
The right person will have well developed research skills, as well as great time management and file management.  You will also have a high level of competence in relevant work areas and a willingness to work hard.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with aspirations for partnership and to be part of building a market leading practice with support from the Brisbane team. The ideal candidate will already have a presence, following and personal network in the Perth market. You will be expected to make substantial contributions to business development, precedent development.

You enjoy thinking on your feet and can think outside the box when it comes to identifying solutions to client problems. You pride yourself on your client service skills and pragmatic approach to identifying the best outcomes for your clients.

About HopgoodGanim Lawyers

If you have an innate desire to deliver exceptional client service and an ability to understand commercial problems then HopgoodGanim is the firm for you. If you are someone who takes their work seriously but doesn’t take themselves too seriously, someone who looks for solutions rather than problems, then come and work with us. With a unique culture, the firm is recognised as a place where people are supported and love to work.