Partner or Dynamic SC - Corporate Advisory

Partner or Dynamic SC - Corporate Advisory

Job Title: Partner or Dynamic SC - Corporate Advisory
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brisbane
Salary: Negotiable based on Skillset & industry Profile
Reference: CO240420
Contact Name: Craig Ashton-Sward
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 24, 2020 05:01

Job Description

  • Dynamic National Corporate Team
  • Resourceful CBD firm
  • Lateral Appointment into Partnership 
  • $195K - $250K (SC) or $300K to $750+ (SP) + profit share
With the average age of its Partners in their early 40's, it is a firm with a deep level of technical capability while also being a relatively young and highly collaborative partnership. 

The firm offers the full range of commercial legal solutions and has an excellent reputation for providing superior legal services to their corporate clients.
As a sizeable national law firm with more than a decade invested in its Brisbane practice, this firm continues its already successful expansion with aggressive and strategic growth plans driven by extremely active clients.
The firm is now seeking a talented corporate lawyer ideally of 10 to 20 years experience to join their highly-regarded practice. You will work with 3 other Corporate Partners in managing and mentoring a team while jointly managing client relationships across a range of matters:  
  • regulated and unregulated mergers and acquisitions,
  • equity capital markets,
  • private equity,
  • corporate advisory,
  • corporate restructures,
  • partnerships and co-ownership structures,
  • joint ventures,
  • franchising, TMT & IP,
  • procurement,
  • competition issues, 
  • complex commercial agreements,
  • ASX and Corporations Act compliance,
  • funds management, as well as
  • privacy and data protection.
Whilst experience in all these areas is not essential, it is expected you will confidently satisfy 60% of these within your skillset. Indicative of the soft skills the firm seeks in a Partner, they expect your business profile will generate additional client activities. Essentially, you must be able to back yourself if you expect to step into this Partner level role.

The expectations are genuinely for 10-20 years post-admission experience, a fair portion of which must have been recently obtained in Brisbane within a specialist firm, a mid-tier, or a large practice where your skills have been allowed to develop in that corporate commercial stream.
In addition, you will have well-developed team management skills and a high level of commercial acumen and a strong client focus.

This is a lateral appointment into Partnership and your earnings will reflect your abilities as well as what you bring to the table. A remuneration package at the upper end of the market is expected for the successful candidate and is likely to exceed your expectations. For entry level Partners they offer generous salaries, plus bonuses on reasonable KPI's. For Equity Partners their earnings are in excess of industry benchmarks without the need to compromise on prestige or resources.
While other firms are cost-shedding to maintain their profit pool, this firm maintains an extensive local and national back-office infrastructure that underpins the very success of each Partner.

In challenging times, there has been the need for law firms to re-calibrate in order to maintain a competitive advantage and a sustainable profit pool for its Partners. Those that have managed this have emerged as magnets to other Partners looking to transition their clients to a more innovative and profitable platform.

With 30 years as specialist consultants to the legal profession, Law Staff has an impressive history of facilitating discreet moves for Partners, and whole teams, to specialist, mid or top tier practices, all while providing critical intelligence on:
  • Individual profitability of the relevant firms;
  • Partnership structures and equity distribution;
  • Strategic growth plans;
  • Intra/Cross practice compatibility;
  • Historical transitions;
  • Performance expectations; as well as
  • Partnership culture and idiosyncrasies (trust us when we say that no one firm is perfect).
In addition, our Senior Client Advisors have assisted hundreds of Partners in writing detailed business plans that identify only relevant information including key practice components as well as transitioning requirements, and less of the white noise. We advise you when the appropriate time is to table this information to ensure your commercial interests are preserved.

Most importantly, we have an uncompromising commitment to confidentiality, such that everything stays in the proverbial vault until you confirm in writing that you would like to move beyond our one-on-one discussions and meet with the relevant Managing Partner. We strive to provide detailed Information Documents to allow you to make an informed decision and to do research at your own leisure. A list of partner references can be made available at your request. 


At LawStaff we offer a lounge room setting for a relaxed confidential discussion over coffee/tea, allowing you to comfortably provide us with an understanding of your considerations in that next move. 
For an uncompromisingly confidential discussion, please contact our Director and Senior Client Advisor - Craig Ashton-Sward on either:
  • 0413 743 838 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm 7 days)
Feel free to maintain your anonymity in the first instance if you choose.