Asso­ciate | Lit­i­ga­tion and Insolvency

Belong, Evolve, and Create

  • We care about you
  • Expe­ri­ence an excit­ing future with us
  • Attrac­tive earn­ing potential
  • High impact, pur­pose­ful work
  • A place to thrive

About the role

We cur­rent­ly have an oppor­tu­ni­ty for a tal­ent­ed and ambi­tious lit­i­ga­tion and insol­ven­cy lawyer 3 – 6 years PQE, or suf­fi­cient expe­ri­ence as an insol­ven­cy accoun­tant with legal qual­i­fi­ca­tions, to work in our well-regard­ed lit­i­ga­tion and insol­ven­cy team. Part of a dynam­ic, fast-mov­ing and ser­vice focused prac­tice group, this role pro­vides reg­u­lar client con­tact and involve­ment in all aspects of a broad com­mer­cial lit­i­ga­tion and insol­ven­cy practice. 

The role will pro­vide expo­sure to a diverse range of clients and mat­ters includ­ing cor­po­rate and per­son­al insol­ven­cy, debt recov­ery, con­trac­tu­al dis­putes, direc­tor’s civ­il lia­bil­i­ty, advis­ing direc­tors and share­hold­ers on their rights and oblig­a­tions in a range of cir­cum­stances, part­ner­ship dis­putes, com­pe­ti­tion and con­sumer law, prop­er­ty, trusts and neg­li­gence in the Supreme Court, Dis­trict Court, fed­er­al courts and var­i­ous tribunals.

Skills & Experience

To be con­sid­ered for this posi­tion, you will hold an ARI­TA Pro­fes­sion­al Mem­ber­ship or be will­ing to under­take the ARI­TA Advanced Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion course in order to obtain mem­ber­ship. You will pos­sess pri­or expe­ri­ence in gen­er­al com­mer­cial lit­i­ga­tion, insol­ven­cy and dis­pute res­o­lu­tion mat­ters either in law or accounting. 

You will have a pas­sion for build­ing strong client rela­tion­ships with expo­sure to busi­ness devel­op­ment and a desire to sup­port the con­tin­ued growth of our prac­tice and advance your career at Swaab.

You will be com­mer­cial­ly savvy, a strong com­mu­ni­ca­tor, pos­sess excel­lent tech­ni­cal abil­i­ties and appre­ci­ate the impor­tance of atten­tion to detail, plan­ning your time effec­tive­ly and meet­ing deadlines.

This is a great oppor­tu­ni­ty for an enthu­si­as­tic com­mer­cial lit­i­ga­tion and insol­ven­cy lawyer who has the apti­tude and desire to devel­op a prac­tice. This role would also suit an insol­ven­cy accoun­tant with legal qual­i­fi­ca­tions look­ing to make their move into law. 


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 belong, evolve and cre­ate and are reward­ed for their efforts. Your well­be­ing and that of all our team is a high pri­or­i­ty and we work hard to con­tin­u­al­ly work on our culture.


In addi­tion to a com­pet­i­tive salary pack­age, you will also ben­e­fit from the following:

  • Salary con­tin­u­ance insurance
  • Career pro­gres­sion
  • Gym/​wellness contribution
  • Excel­lent work­place envi­ron­ment and culture
  • Flex­i­bil­i­ty
  • Reg­u­lar team build­ing and social events
  • Sup­port­ive team and firm
  • Pur­chased leave
  • Flu shots
  • EAP
  • Annu­al legal allowance
  • Yoga
  • Var­i­ous oth­er well-being initiatives

About Swaab- A place where you can Belong, Evolve and Create

We are a mul­ti-award win­ning, com­mer­cial law firm.

Estab­lished in 1981 we have grown to become a haven for inno­va­tion, entre­pre­neur­ship, fam­i­ly busi­ness, SMEs, cor­po­rates, high-net-worth indi­vid­u­als and gov­ern­ment clients. Our suc­cess has been a result of putting our peo­ple and clients first by liv­ing our val­ues of: Com­mit­ment, Integri­ty, Excel­lence, Gen­eros­i­ty of Spir­it, Uni­ty and Inno­va­tion. Our strong and endur­ing cul­ture has been the result of devel­op­ing and nur­tur­ing long-term client relationships.

Our key areas of prac­tice are cor­po­rate, com­mer­cial, intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty and tech­nol­o­gy, employ­ment law, prop­er­ty, plan­ning, con­struc­tion, lit­i­ga­tion, insol­ven­cy and fran­chis­ing, as well as fam­i­ly law.

We are a mem­ber of Mer­i­tas, a glob­al alliance of inde­pen­dent, full-ser­vice law firms and are 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.

How to Apply

If this sounds like an oppor­tu­ni­ty that you want to explore fur­ther, please apply now, direct­ing your appli­ca­tion to Angela Sharpe, Head of Peo­ple and Cul­ture. All appli­ca­tions will be treat­ed in strict confidence.

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