Associate/Senior Associate (Financial Lines, Employment Practices Liability) - Melbourne

Enhance your professional career in our dynamic and high-performing Financial Lines team in Melbourne.


The Firm


Carter Newell Lawyers is an award-winning specialist law firm with an enviable national and international client base of large corporations and public sector agencies. We recognise that our people are what makes us successful, and we pursue excellence in everything we do in an open, friendly, and social culture.


With offices in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, our teams collaborate to ensure outstanding client service and satisfaction. At Carter Newell, you will be encouraged to write your own career journey in a progressive and supportive environment, surrounded by like-minded professionals.


The Team & Position


We are seeking an Associate/Senior Associate with Financial Lines experience to join our team in Melbourne. This role will work closely with our Financial Lines Partner and Special Counsels.

The role will be a mix of professional indemnity and employment practices liability (EPL) claims, working for a variety of high-profile clients locally and nationally.

The financial lines claims relate to professional indemnity, directors’ and officers’, management liability, medical malpractice, and public and product liability policies. 

Matters relating to employment practices liability claims would include actions pertaining to bullying, harassment, wrongful dismissal, employment agreements, disciplinary proceedings, sham contracting, defamation and general protection applications.

The role offers great progression opportunities and genuine Partner and Special Counsel access, coaching and mentoring. You can expect to be challenged with a wide variety of work.


Essential Experience and Criteria


To be considered for this role, you will have 4+ years post-admission experience in financial lines matters. Experience with employment practices liability claims will be highly regarded. You will have excellent analytical skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines. You are passionate about building strong client relationships and providing high quality service and advice.




At Carter Newell, professionalism and client focus, coupled with a transformative culture, are core to our business strategy and team. We are proud to reward our employees with additional benefits and services that contribute to a balanced work environment. Our staff create and maintain strong relationships within the firm through our team activities and social club events held frequently throughout the year.


Our culture is one based on cultivating sustainability and inclusivity, where all employees are recognised for their unique contributions. We enable staff to meet their own personal goals and balance their work and personal lives effectively. Cultural diversity awareness is identified and celebrated across the firm, fostering an inclusive working environment for all employees.

If you embrace our firm culture, pursue excellence, and have a passion for what you do, you will excel in a career at Carter Newell.


How to Apply


If this role sounds like you, please apply now via the details below to submit your resume and cover letter.


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