Why Baker McKenzie?

At Baker McKenzie not only do we pride ourselves on leading pay and a great culture, joining a leading Global Law firm provides unique development opportunities to grow in a highly supportive working environment throughout all stages of your life. We know our people value flexibility around when and where they work. So we are committed to offering a more adaptable way to work, we call this BAgile. As a highly valued employee we will also provide you with an extensive range of wellbeing, recognition & benefits offerings.

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The role -

Baker McKenzie's Employment group is a highly active area of our Australian practice. Our employment lawyers advise on all aspects of labour law including the full range of employment litigation (including litigation designed to protect an employer's IP and customer base), advice relating to employment contracts (their creation, interpretation and termination), multi-jurisdictional projects, employment aspects of large corporate transactions, anti-discrimination, industrial instrument compliance, industrial disputes, and the making of enterprise agreements. The practice also encompasses market leading practices in occupational health and safety and modern slavery. Although the practice primarily acts for employers, our lawyers also represent executive level employees.

Our Employment lawyers have extensive litigation experience in all aspects of employment and industrial law, and appear regularly before Federal and State Tribunals and Courts.

Additionally, the Employment practice provides a wide range of educational seminars for managers and in-house counsel to ensure compliance with (among other things) legislation relating to:

  • unfair dismissal and general protections;
  • occupational health and safety; and
  • equal opportunity and anti-discrimination.

The Employment group frequently reports on Australian employment issues to overseas clients and is familiar with the differing concepts in employment law between different jurisdictions.

What we're looking for -

  • 8+ years' experience (not less than 3 years as a Senior Associate or equivalent);
  • ability to work autonomously and with commercial nous;
  • experience in the direct management of clients and discharge of matters;
  • experience in both advisory and litigious employment-related work (including experience in conducting matters before the Fair Work Commission); 
  • dedicated and driven to assist in the development of the team and practice;
  • demonstrated that they are a true technical expert; and
  • strong academic qualifications.

About the Firm

At Baker McKenzie, we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other law firm, we were born global. Our Australian practice was established in Sydney in 1964, in Melbourne in 1982 and in Brisbane in 2014. Our lawyers work seamlessly with our global colleagues, collectively providing a capacity of more than 5,600 locally qualified lawyers and 6,000 professional staff in 76 locations across 46 countries.

Baker McKenzie Australia can offer you access to complex, market leading matters working with some of the world's best legal minds - people who know the law and who understand business. We have an unrivalled ability to provide training and secondment opportunities across our global network.

Diversity & Inclusion

Baker McKenzie is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive culture for all its employees, with equal opportunity for all to progress and have a meaningful career with our Firm.

Our application process

Please apply by selecting the "apply now" link below and completing an online application form.
As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive we encourage applications from all genders, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.