Solicitor

Job Description

The Opportunity 
  
As a Solicitor in our personal injury practice in our Gladstone office, you’ll be on the frontline as we doggedly seek justice. This role will see you work across a variety of personal injury matters.

This is an amazing permanent full-time opportunity for someone who is looking to take their career to the next level.

Experience working across workers compensation matters is highly desirable, however if you are a personal injuries solicitor keen to assist vulnerable people with achieving justice, and bring sensitivity and expertise to the table, this may be your next move.

With compassion, connection and purpose, you’ll truly champion our clients by:  
  • Provide clients with legal advice and representation to obtain compensation
  • Work across a variety of client matters that require a high level of sensitivity
  • Provide legal advice to each client's particular matter to suit their level of understanding
  • Develop and maintain strong professional working relationships with clients, including effective and regular communication and managing the client's expectations
  • Draft legal documentation with a high degree of attention to detail
  • Manage and run a file load with a high level of commercial and fiscal awareness
  • Take an active role in working with and mentoring junior members of the tea
What you’ll bring 
  
To thrive in this role, you’ll have: 

  • A minimum of 2 years post-admission experience, preferably in Personal Injury. All candidates outside of this will also be considered.
  • A Bachelor of Laws with a current practising certificate. 
  • A strong understanding of, and ability to interpret the relevant legislation and legal documentation. 
  • Enjoy working on legally challenging and factually complex matters
  • Maturity and confidence to deal with clients who may be experiencing trauma
  • A desire to be part of a strong, cohesive team that works together to get great results
  • An innate ability to question, challenge the status quo and always stay ahead of the pack. 
  • A commitment to truly connect with those around you and work together to deliver exceptional results for our clients. 
  • The passion, motivation and enthusiasm to contribute to our culture and ensure it’s a place where everyone can thrive.   
Shine Lawyers: A place for you. It means more here.  
  
At Shine, purpose really matters.    
 
  • It’s our clients, who summon the courage to stand up to injustice.
  • It’s the communities we are part of and support every day.
  • It’s our team, who champion what’s right and make this place what it is.   
We’re an ASX-listed organisation, and we've been standing up for the rights of everyday Australians for more than 45 years. We’ve achieved a lot but you’ll find no airs and graces here. We’re humble yet relentless. We don’t pretend to be anything other than ourselves. And together, we’ve created a place for you to thrive.  
  
Here are some of the things we hope you’ll love about working with us:     
  • Connect and be you: Get the benefits you need, and work with truly authentic people. And you can enjoy the security of a large, well-established firm that treats you as a person, not a number.
  • Challenge and be challenged: We’re not here for “easy”. We want you to take your place at Shine and make a real impact. Question and challenge - that’s how we grow.   
  • Achieve and grow: Start your Shine journey with our in-house learning programs, where you’ll find immediate connection and be set up for success. You will be provided real opportunities to step up and grow - within your role and beyond. 
Visit https://www.shine.com.au/careers/life-shine to find out more and read the stories of our incredible people.

Excited to join us and stand up to injustice?  Apply now and make Shine Justice a place for you.  
  
As part of The Circle Back Initiative, we want you to feel supported through our recruitment process, which means that you will hear back from our friendly team – no matter the outcome.  
  
We are committed to making Shine Lawyers a place for you by encouraging and supporting our people to bring their authentic selves to the workplace, and as a result, we know you’ll put your best self forward while righting wrong for our clients. We’re passionate about maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment here at Shine that celebrates all of our differences with age, disability, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, to name a few, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates. You bring you.