Senior Associate

As a skilled expert, the value you can bring to a workplace is immense. You have technical and worldly knowledge, can practice autonomously, business develop and potentially lead.


Senior Associates need to have:

  • A Bachelor of Laws (LLB), completed Professional Legal Studies course and a current Practicing Certificate

  • Have a reliable and practiced skillset that can be put under pressure

  • An approachable character that is informative and supportive, not condescending

  • Mirror the Firm's ethics and operating principles if you are going to be considered for Partnership
  • Strong communication, business development, leadership, delegation and supervision skills

Day to day

Senior Associates may do some or all of the following:

  • Give legal advice to clients, including families, businesses and individuals

  • Review and challenge the research and study of juniors performing the task to examine legal arguments

  • Prepare legal documents depending on their practice area, often unsupervised

  • Prepare and manage communication for clients, third parties and governing bodies

  • Handle clients' confidential information, represent them to the best of your ability, and charge them fairly

  • Appear in court, running own files and supervising juniors


Senior Associates fetch a competitive remuneration package, largely based on their value to the Firm, in-demand skill and leadership qualities.

  • Top Tier, Large National Practice = $150 - 200,000 per annum

  • Large National = $130 - 180,000 per annum

  • Large Local = $120 - 160,000 per annum
  • Local Mid-tier = $110 - 150,000 per annum

  • Small / Boutique = $100 - 140,000 per annum


Senior Associates:

  • Demonstrate your leadership qualities by mentoring juniors, allocate and review work and performance

  • Test your technical ability by taking on senior, complex and sometimes contentious files

  • Win new business through your reputation and business development skills and show your value to the Firm
  • Spend time honing your craft and focusing more on your work rather than leading people and practices

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