Lawyer - General Lines

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We are looking for a passionate litigator to join our general insurance team.

About Us

McCabes is an Australian Commercial, Government, and Insurance law firm with a reputation for providing high quality, timely legal services. Balanced with a strong internal emphasis on culture and values, we combine innovation with commercial savviness to deliver rewarding outcomes to all our clients.

 

The Opportunity

 We are looking for a passionate litigator with 1 – 3 years PAE to join our general insurance team on a full-time basis. As a lawyer specialising in defendant institutional abuse claims, you will play a crucial role in providing legal support and representation to our clients. 

You will be responsible for managing a variety of cases involving institutional abuse allegations, working with defendants and their legal teams to develop effective defence strategies and ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients. 

Your main responsibilities will include: 

  • Manage a caseload of defendant institutional abuse claims from inception to resolution with adequate supervision. 
  • Conduct legal research, draft pleadings, and prepare various legal documents. 
  • Analyse complex legal issues, review case material, gather evidence, and assess liability and damages. 
  • Collaborate with senior lawyers to develop and execute defence strategies. 
  • Attend negotiations, mediations, and court proceedings. 
  • Provide ongoing legal advice and guidance to clients throughout the litigation process. 
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date case files, ensuring compliance with client service standards. 
  • Stay up to date of relevant legal developments and changes in legislation pertaining to institutional abuse claims. 

 

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • A Bachelor of Laws or equivalent and a current New South Wales practising certificate. 
  • Minimum 1 years’ post admission experience in general insurance matters. 
  • Strong knowledge of Australian tort law, civil procedure, and relevant legislation. 
  • Confidence to deal directly with clients. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with experts in multiple fields. 
  • High degree of initiative, dedication and organisation ability with a strong client and commercial focus. 
  • Ability to manage a busy workload and work to tight deadlines.
  • A commercial approach and ability to articulate and negotiate effectively; and 
  • A strong, plain language communication style.

 

What We Offer

In return, McCabes will provide you with the opportunity to work with a talented team in a flexible, inclusive, and innovative environment. We also promote a culture focused on the firm’s values – integrity, excellence, and courage – that provides opportunities to develop and progress your career. 

We are small enough to give you the personal attention and career development to help you reach your full potential, yet large enough to provide the challenge of diverse, high-quality work and clients. 

Other benefits include: 

  • Access to direct mentoring from senior lawyers of the firm. 
  • A competitive salary commensurate with experience. 
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives. 

 

How to Apply

If you are a passionate and dedicated lawyer with experience in defendant institutional abuse claims, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your cover letter, resume, and academic transcripts by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button. 

Please note that we are not accepting applications submitted by recruitment agencies for this position. 

Applications close 22 December 2023

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