Senior Associate - Workplace

Our Team


Our Workplace practice group is one of the most successful employment law practices in Australia and is led by industry experts, with extensive experience across the full spectrum of employment law, industrial relations, discrimination and work health and safety.


The Sydney Workplace team works very closely with major domestic and international clients as well the public sector in Australia and we remain at the forefront of emerging developments in technology and innovation within Human Resources.


Your Role


Due to continued growth, we are looking for two Senior Associates to join our National team. The successful candidates will join a high performing team with talented and supportive colleagues and a culture that will allow them to develop and excel.


If you have experience across the full range of employment, industrial relations (in particular), discrimination and work health and safety, we would like to hear from you. 


Among other things, you will be representing employers in industrial disputes, including appearing before the Fair Work Commission, and advising employers about enterprise bargaining – including strategy and negotiations.


The successful candidate will have full carriage of matters and be expected to mentor junior team members, as well as play a central role in developing further business growth.


More About You


We welcome applications from candidates with:

  • At least 5 years of experience practicing in employment law, WHS and industrial relations law, gained at a reputable Australian law firm;
  • Preferably you have significant industrial relations experience, including in enterprise agreement bargaining;
  • A client focused approach and the ability to build strong working relationships with clients, colleagues and peers;
  • Experience running matters and the ability to drive a matter forward autonomously where appropriate;
  • The ability to effectively delegate to and mentor graduates, lawyers and paralegals in the group;
  • An interest in and willingness to contribute to business development initiatives for the practice group;
  • A positive attitude and a "can do" approach.


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]


Agency submissions will not be accepted without prior express approval from the MinterEllison recruitment team. All agency candidates must be submitted through our on-line portal to be valid.


Sydney, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent