Employ­ment Lawyer — 3 – 5years PQE

Great oppor­tu­ni­ty for an expe­ri­enced Employ­ment Lawyer to join a small but high­ly regard­ed team work­ing close­ly with 2 Partners.

  • Inno­v­a­tive and entre­pre­neur­ial firm
  • Ser­vice focused team
  • Well­ness focussed initiatives 

About Swaab

Swaab is a mul­ti-award win­ning com­mer­cial law firm with an entrenched com­mit­ment to our clients and our col­leagues which we live through our own Swaab Brand of Service.

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 prop­er­ty, cor­po­rate, com­mer­cial, intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty and tech­nol­o­gy, employ­ment law, lit­i­ga­tion, insol­ven­cy, trans­port and fran­chis­ing. We work across a num­ber of indus­tries includ­ing prop­er­ty, retail and fash­ion, health, pro­fes­sion­al ser­vices, trans­port and media. 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 look­ing for a bright and moti­vat­ed Solic­i­tor to work close­ly with two part­ners in a broad range of employ­ment relat­ed mat­ters, act­ing for both employ­ers and employ­ees. This role will see you assist­ing and act­ing for clients in Employ­ment, Dis­crim­i­na­tion and WHS law and will include: :

  • draft­ing advices on a range of employ­ment relat­ed matters
  • assist­ing in the draft­ing of indi­vid­ual flex­i­bil­i­ty arrange­ments, let­ters of appoint­ment and com­mon law con­tracts in a vari­ety of indus­tries, includ­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing, cler­i­cal, retail, build­ing and con­struc­tion and pro­fes­sion­al services
  • assist­ing in the draft­ing and approval of enter­prise agreements
  • assist­ing with the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of both employ­ees and employ­ers in ter­mi­na­tion, dis­crim­i­na­tion and bul­ly­ing mat­ters in the commission.
  • assist­ing in the draft­ing of arti­cles cov­er­ing employ­ment relat­ed issues in a wide range of publications
  • research­ing var­i­ous aspects of employ­ment and work­place rela­tions law
  • assist with pro­vid­ing advice in rela­tion to WHS

This is a per­ma­nent full time role, but appli­ca­tions for per­ma­nent part time at 4 days per week will also be considered. 

Skills & Experience

We are look­ing for a team play­er who takes on tasks with pride and enthu­si­asm, has excel­lent draft­ing skills and atten­tion to detail, is a good com­mu­ni­ca­tor and demon­strates a will­ing­ness to learn and take on responsibility.

3- 5 years years PQE expe­ri­ence in employ­ment law is pre­ferred, but not essential.


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 apply for this posi­tion. All appli­ca­tions will be treat­ed in strict confidence

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