Clifford Chance is one of the world's pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of resources across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East.
Aus - Per - Associate - L&DR
Australia- Perth
The Firm

Clifford Chance is one of the world's pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a fully integrated global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collegial and team-based way of working which combines the Firm's global standards with in-depth local expertise.

In response to growing client demand from our clients for on the ground support and expertise in Australia, the firm opened two offices in Sydney and Perth in 2011. Our Australian practice is now made up of over 80 lawyers who are renowned in their fields for their expertise and cross border experience. Our Australian team help local and international clients make the most of business opportunities in domestic, Asia Pacific and international markets.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice

We have one of the world's leading litigation and dispute resolution practices specialising in complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation, international arbitration and regulatory investigations around the globe. Our team in Australia is one of the country's leading litigation and dispute resolution teams and has overseen many of the most complex corporate cases and arbitrations in the market in recent years. We have extensive experience across all major dispute resolution disciplines including, but not limited to, anti-corruption, arbitration, banking litigation, fraud, class actions, insolvency and restructuring and projects and construction disputes.

As well as the opportunity to work on exciting and complex matters which frequently headline the financial and business news, a role with Clifford Chance affords you the following benefits:
  • You will be working with a broad range clients and the firm's other teams and practice areas, not only in Australia, but across the globe
  • Extensive client contact, both as a part of your daily working routine and special opportunities such as providing client training and organizing client seminars
  • You will develop an unbeatable multi-disciplinary skill set as well as client facing skills whilst working with some of the best-known market leaders in their respective practice areas
  • You will benefit from a comprehensive training program in a broad range of client-focused skills
  • A highly competitive base salary, with potential for a significant bonus under the Clifford Chance bonus scheme

We are seeking an Associate (3 < 5 years' PQE) to join our leading L&DR practice in Perth on a 12 month fixed-term contract. To be successful, you must have a background in commercial litigation (at the Supreme/Federal Court level) and have experience working with expert witnesses. Class action experience including with large scale discovery (using Relativity/Ringtail) are highly desirable.
The ideal candidate must have the ability to work seamlessly across borders to deliver global expertise, local insight and the latest industry know-how to our clients. Ideally you would have worked in at least one geographic market outside of Australia.

Your outstanding academic history and proven first-rate legal skills, combined with a strong industry reputation, excellent transactional and management skills, will have you recognized as a lawyer that is sought out by existing clients.

You will enjoy working in a busy and demanding team environment and have had experience working with specialists across multiple practice groups. You will display a considerable appetite for business development, client relationship management and other commercial activities, as well as a desire to enrich the communities in which Clifford Chance operates.

As well as a strong commitment to continuing your own professional development, you will be passionate about coaching and mentoring your team members who will look to you for guidance and direction.

If you are seeking a rewarding and exciting career which will provide you with an opportunity to develop as a recognised practitioner in the field, submit your application today.


Where possible, Clifford Chance endeavours to recruit for vacancies directly. Where agencies are required, we operate within a preferred suppliers list- as such, only agencies who have been directed to source candidates will be invited to submit an application. In accordance with Clifford Chance policy, all candidates must be uploaded directly on to our applicant tracking system as per the instructions provided by the relevant HR contact. Candidates submitted outside of this system will not be considered.
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