Senior Associate


We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced senior associate to join our financial lines team on a full-time basis.

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 highly skilled and experienced senior associate to join our financial lines team on a full-time basis.

This role will provide the opportunity to work across a diverse range of legally challenging and factually complex matters focussing on Management Liability, Professional Indemnity, and Directors & Officers Liability.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee and manage a diverse caseload of professional & management liability claims, ensuring exceptional client representation and successful outcomes.
  • Provide guidance, mentorship, and supervision to junior lawyers, assisting in their professional growth and development.
  • Represent clients in negotiations, mediations, and court proceedings with expertise and confidence.
  • Offer ongoing legal advice and support to clients throughout the entire litigation process.

The successful candidate will be experienced in and enjoy working autonomously on matters while supervising and mentoring junior lawyers. This is a fantastic opportunity to progress your career within a team that is renowned for its collaborative culture, passion for client service and professional development opportunities.


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 5 years’ post admission experience in general insurance.
  • Experience in Management Liability / Professional Liability / Directors & Officers Liability claims.
  • Strong command of Australian tort law, civil procedure, and relevant legislation.
  • Proven ability to effectively mentor and supervise junior lawyers, fostering their growth and success.
  • Exceptional research, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities; and
  • A commercial approach and ability to articulate and negotiate effectively.


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 wish to apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] or click the “Apply Now” button.

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

Applications close 31 October 2023.