Senior Asso­ciate — Fam­i­ly Law

We are look­ing for a bright, moti­vat­ed, client focused Senior Asso­ciate to join our Fam­i­ly Law team.

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About Swaab

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

Estab­lished by Fredrick Swaab, in Syd­ney, in 1981 we have grown to become a haven for inno­va­tion, entre­pre­neur­ship, fam­i­ly busi­ness, SMEs, cor­po­rates, high-net-worth indi­vid­u­als and gov­ern­ment clients. We hold a unique posi­tion in the mar­ket place, as a firm with both full-ser­vice Com­mer­cial and Fam­i­ly law offer­ings. 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 fam­i­ly law, cor­po­rate, com­mer­cial, intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty and tech­nol­o­gy, employ­ment law, prop­er­ty, plan­ning, con­struc­tion, lit­i­ga­tion, insol­ven­cy and franchising. 

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.

About the role

We are look­ing for a bright, moti­vat­ed, client focused Senior Asso­ciate to join our Fam­i­ly Law team.

Work­ing in a very close and sup­port­ive team, you will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to make your mark in this role, deal­ing with com­plex and com­mer­cial­ly ori­ent­ed fam­i­ly law mat­ters for high net worth individuals.

You will be work­ing on a full spec­trum of fam­i­ly law issues includ­ing finan­cial and par­ent­ing cases.

This role will also see you work in a large­ly autonomous man­ner and man­age mul­ti­ple mat­ters con­cur­rent­ly, so you will need to be able to con­fi­dent­ly work at this lev­el. It is impor­tant to us that you are pas­sion­ate in this area of law and have the abil­i­ty to han­dle mat­ters with both sen­si­tiv­i­ty and savviness.

About you

You will ide­al­ly have a min­i­mum of 6 years post admis­sion expe­ri­ence gained in a rep­utable firm, dri­ve and tenac­i­ty, an artic­u­late approach­able man­ner and have excel­lent organ­i­sa­tion­al and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills. Spe­cial­ist accred­i­ta­tion is preferable.


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 the oppor­tu­ni­ty that you have been wait­ing for 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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