Lawyer / Associate – Dispute Resolution

Application ends: July 30, 2022
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Job Description

Are you already a successful commercial litigator and lawyer wanting to take your career to the next level by working on varied commercial cases at one of Brisbane’s premier commercial litigation practices under the guidance of practitioners known for delivering high quality work?

If you are a highly motivated commercial litigator, then this challenging and rewarding role could be ideal for you.

The role will provide:

an opportunity to work on a challenging and diverse range of commercial litigation matters;
an opportunity to develop your skills as a commercial litigator and forge a successful career in this area;
autonomy and client contact appropriate to your level of experience and ability;
a team orientated environment that works together to deliver outstanding results.

About you

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

2-5 years PAE in a high-quality firm
very strong proven technical ability
excellent written communication skills including the ability to write complex and technical advices
outstanding litigation and dispute resolution experience in areas relevant to our team’s broad practice including: commercial and corporate disputes, insolvency, property disputes, intellectual property disputes, building and construction disputes, commercial insurance/professional liability and regulatory matters. ability and desire to manage a varied case load involving many areas of law
ability to quickly assimilate new information and problem-solve complex legal issues
sound judgment and commercial acumen;
a proactive, innovative and energetic approach; and
the ability to work well as part of a close-knit team
Applicants with outstanding credentials and experience looking to re-join the workforce after a period of parental leave may also wish to apply to be considered for this role.


  • Flexible work practices, including the ability to purchase additional leave
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Income protection insurance
  • Salary packaging options
  • Medibank and BUPA Corporate Plan
  • Health & Wellbeing initiatives and much more!
  • Our workplace policies and strong values foster a safe and inclusive work environment. We embrace diversity of all types in our firm.

About our commercial litigation team

Our commercial litigation team is well known in the market as one of Brisbane’s premier commercial litigation practices. Our lawyers work Australia wide and are amongst the best in their field.

Market leading partner Rocco Russo leads an agile tight-knit team recognised for its work ethic and ability to produce legal work that is technically excellent, clear, practical and, most importantly, ‘solutions orientated’.

About Cooper Grace Ward

Cooper Grace Ward is a large premium independent firm with partners consistently recognised as leaders in their field in all practice teams. Some of our key achievements are listed on our website.

Our collegiate and progressive culture is well known. We are a vibrant, energetic, growing and diverse team committed to supporting and developing our people to meet the changing needs of our clients. We take personal responsibility and pride in our work and have fun while we do it. We truly live our values of mutual respect, outstanding service, team spirit, honesty and curiosity.

Join us!

We pride ourselves in developing truly outstanding lawyers.

If you believe you have what it takes to be part of the Cooper Grace Ward team, we would like to hear from you.

Position reference #10266269.