Commercial Dispute Resolution | Associate

MinterEllison is Australia’s largest law firm and provides legal and consulting services.


Purpose is at our core. We create lasting impacts with our clients, our people and our communities. Our teams collaborate and deliver to our Purpose, and consistently work to embed our values into everyday actions. Clients rely on our expertise and insights. They value our responsive, creative and commercial approach. We are curious by nature, diverse in our disciplines and authentic in our relationships.


Diversity and inclusion is at the core of our Purpose and informs the way we work with each other, our clients and in the community. We know that when we bring together diversity of thinking, skills, experience, gender identity, backgrounds and orientations, we get better results.


Your role

A great opportunity  for an Associate, with at least 2 years of post-admission experience in commercial litigation to join our team in Perth. You will work on high profile matters with partners Mike Hales and David Suttner and a team of senior lawyers.

You will have the opportunity to be involved in matters in all major courts, as well as international and domestic arbitrations, investigations and inquiries across a number of Australian jurisdictions. We often work as a team with our other offices. You will consistently have the opportunity to work on high profile, stimulating matters.  You will receive great hands-on experience and training in a collaborative and supportive team.

The team is a leading contributor to the Perth office's pro bono commitment.



What we are looking for

We welcome applications from lawyers who:

  • have 2+ years' experience in commercial litigation
  • are driven, hard-working and take initiative
  • have a client focus and demonstrated ability to form enduring relationships with peers, clients and industry experts
  • work in a highly collaborative environment
  • are resilient and have a commitment to excellence that matches our own
  • take pride in their work and who they work for
  • have a strong commercial mindset
  • have experience in commercial litigation and regulatory disputes


Why MinterEllison

MinterEllison is recognised annually as a Top Attraction Firm by Lawyers Weekly as voted by our peers.  We are a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality in Australia and we hold Gold employer status with the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI).


We make diversity in all its forms central to collaboration. This is why we offer hybrid working options to encourage balance, wellbeing and support for sustainable ways of working. We offer up to 20 weeks paid parental leave for the primary carer within the first 24 months following birth or adoption, and a range of social, financial and health benefits, including free gym membership – all with no minimum tenure.


We welcome applications from people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, genders (including if you identify as transgender or gender diverse), sexual orientations, as well as people living with a disability or who have family or carer responsibilities. We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for roles with MinterEllison.


How to apply

We love to connect with people directly, so please submit your CV and cover letter for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply Now' button below.


If you would like further information, to tell us about any adjustments you might require through the recruitment process or if you are trans or gender diverse and want a confidential discussion, please contact [email protected]


Perth, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent