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Solicitor - Dust Diseases/Abuse Law

Job No: MKSHINE392
Location: Melbourne, VIC

Our Firm

Come and right wrong with us. At Shine Lawyers, we’re a non-traditional law firm committed to understanding the needs of our clients, pro-actively working to stand up for the little guy. We’re a national team of 700+ dedicated, professional people, who enjoy coming in each day to help make a difference.

Personal Injuries

We are fortunate to work with people across a range of personal injury litigation matters. With over 40 branches across Australia, we continue to progress and grow our practices aiming for the best results for their clients. A hands-on approach at all levels means that Shine is a law firm willing to tackle multi-nationals or explore home grown issues in the fight for justice.

The Team

This role works across two practice areas: our Dust Diseases Litigation team, led by National Special Counsel Roger Singh, who brings over 25 years’ experience in dust disease litigation, and has successfully represented victims and families of those suffering with dust diseases throughout Australia, including positive outcomes in the HCA; and our Abuse Law team, headed up by National Head of Specialist Personal Injury Lisa Flynn, who make a real difference in their clients lives, and who strongly believe in handling our clients’ claims with empathy, and a willingness to think creatively.

The Role

In response to increased demand to secure resolutions for our deserving clients, we are now seeking a keen, enthusiastic litigator to join us as a Solicitor, to assist in building our practice in our Melbourne CBD branch. You’ll partner with senior solicitors as you strengthen your network across Victoria, promote Shine’s expertise to the market, and assist in developing our Dust Diseases and Abuse Law practices in Victoria.

 Required Skills

  • 2 – 5 years post admission experience
  • Experience in personal injuries litigation
  • Familiarity with Victorian Workers’ Compensation legislation, particularly statutory benefits and the Accident Compensation Act
  • Public liability experience
  • Ability to manage large volumes of documents
  • Enjoy working on legally challenging and factually complex matters
  • Maturity and confidence to deal with clients, senior and junior counsel and expert witnesses
  • A desire to be part of a strong, cohesive team that works together to get great results
  • Ability to communicate effectively with experts, particularly medical professionals, in multiple fields
  • Strong attention to detail and superb written and verbal communication skills
  • Passionate individual, who is keen to learn and be mentored by accredited specialists
  • Exposure to Abuse Law or Dust Disease Litigation is highly desirable, but not essential for success

What We Offer

An ASX listed company with great aspirations, growing into more emerging practice areas and new geographic regions. Our search is for like-minded people, passionate about righting wrong and putting the client at the heart of all they do. We offer:

  • Opportunity to reach your potential
  • Competitive remuneration and benefits program
  • A progressive and supportive working environment

We look forward to receiving your application



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