Clayton Utz


First Year Lawyer - Restructuring & Insolvency - Sydney

The role

  •      A rare 'foot in the door' opportunity for a first year lawyer
  •      Must be admitted in Australia with a passion for the law
  •      Permanent, full-time position

We have a rare opportunity for a first year lawyer to join our Sydney Restructuring and Insolvency team on a full time basis.

Working for Zac Chami this role will see you working on large-scale, high-profile and complex matters for various clients including the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) as well as others. You will be managing files, drafting court documents, completing advisory work, contacting clients and making court appearances. There is a high level of autonomy for Lawyers in this group and you will gain invaluable experience working with Zac and his team.

Skills & Experience

  • To be successful in this role, you will:
  • Be admitted as a Lawyer in an Australian jurisdiction with some legal experience
  • Have a strong academic record of achievement
  • Be articulate, eager, ambitious and hard working
  • Possess strong writing and drafting skills
  • Enjoy working as part of a close-knit team

In addition to this, we're looking for a resilient, self-starter. Someone who is able to work autonomously and is focused on attention to detail and providing an outstanding service to their clients.

The firm

As Australia’s leading independent law firm, our culture has been built by innovative thinkers. They are the driving force behind our firm and if you choose to be part of the team your expectations will be challenged every step of the way. We’re looking for individuals who will thrive under our spirit of independence.

Dynamic personalities who can collaborate, innovate and strive for success within our collegiate culture. In return we will work to help build the career you’ve always wanted. Are you up for the challenge?

Why Clayton Utz?

As part of this innovative team you will be working across major national, government, and global clients. All the while collaborating with some of the sharpest legal minds in the industry. Clayton Utz has also been a powerful force in Australian pro bono practice, striving to deliver justice for those who need it and not just those who can afford it. In your time here you’ll be constantly surprised by the projects you get to work on and what you can accomplish. Imagine what you could achieve at a top law firm that actually values independent thinking. A law firm who challenges the status quo.

Go on, challenge your expectations.

How to apply?

To submit your interest in this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or contact Camilla Baker on 02 9353 4605 for more information. Clayton Utz is an inclusive employer that supports flexible work arrangements, please feel free to discuss your flexibility needs with the recruiter for this role.

Accessibility and Inclusion

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