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Law Graduate

Advertiser: William JamesMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
27 Mar 2020
Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Legal, Law Clerks & Paralegals

Who are we?

William James is founded on the vision that there is a better way to do law. Provide great clients with access to talented, passionate and, most importantly, happy lawyers and then sit back and watch magic happen. Clients constantly tell us we aren’t like other lawyers and we love that.

We don’t do everything – We are Specialists

We only operate in those areas where we can deliver market leading performance - commercial litigation, insolvency and restructuring. As a result, we say no to lots of work.

Our lawyers are top class lawyers from the big end of town. Both the Partners and the firm have been recognised for numerous awards. The firm has been recommended for Insolvency and Restructuring in the Doyles Guide for 2018 and 2019 and was a finalist for the Dispute Resolution team of the year at the Australian Law Awards in 2018 and 2019.  Our Managing Partner, Brendan Wyhoon, is recognised as one of two highest rated lawyers in Restructuring & Insolvency and Dispute Resolution & Litigation in the Asialaw Leading Lawyer Guide for 2017 and 2018.

Both Brendan and Michael Forrest are recommended as Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers in the 2018 and 2019 Doyle’s Guide.

Brendan was the winner of the Litigation category for Australia in the 2019 Client Choice Awards and AI Global’s 2020 Leading Adviser Awards has recognised him as well as William James, as the Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyer of the Year, Australia.

We believe in high performance – Bring your “A” Game

We strive to be the firm of choice for high performing and passionate lawyers. That doesn’t mean crazy hours. Just creative solutions and quality work delivered with a caring touch to our clients. We want lawyers who don’t know how to operate any other way. How you get the job done is up to you – if you nail your job and pull off a side gig as a rock star, more power to you.

With a firm full of amazing lawyers, the awesome clients follow.

We believe in growing & keeping our lawyers - We love it when our staff are happy

A big part of work is great relationships with interesting and engaging people. Our lawyers pride themselves on sharing the same vision for the firm. We only hire people who get this.

They are passionate in their approach and committed to building a great firm culture. They take what they do very seriously but don’t take themselves that seriously - there is no point if you can’t have a laugh and some fun along the way.

What are we looking for at the moment?

We are always keen to chat to any awesome lawyers that associate with the above and if it doesn't resonate, we are not the firm for you.

Right now, we are looking for a Law Graduate in the commercial litigation, restructuring and insolvency space.

You will assist senior associates and partners in the day to day management of files. Our files are complex and the work is always interesting. Whilst doing this, our leadership team will provide you with all the supervision, encouragement and guidance that you may need. We also have a bunch of super smart, super keen young lawyers that you get to work alongside.

You are also really smart (in a normal, humble, not full of yourself sort of way) and very good at what you do – we will probably make you prove it somehow.

We ultimately want someone high energy and who will be a positive contributor to a great firm culture that we are proud of.

Challenge accepted

If this role and firm sounds like something for you, then please send a copy of your CV together with your cover letter and academic transcript to Laura Doyle, Practice Manager at will not consider any applicants that do not provide their cover letter, CV and academic transcript. 

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?

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