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Phi Finney McDonald is a specialist group litigation law firm with a strong commitment to social justice. We are looking for people who want to make the world a better place.
Our values are reflected in the excellent remuneration and benefits on offer, and our belief in flexible working arrangements. We value diversity and are eager to receive applications from candidates with different backgrounds.
We are keen to work with natural problem solvers with the discipline to perform at the highest standard in a dynamic, collaborative and fun environment.
While most people are not perfect at everything, everyone can be great at something. We recruit based on work ethic, potential, and cultural fit. We do not care what school our colleagues went to, or who they know. We believe that shared values, good judgement and a strong work ethic are the keys to our potential and collective success.
We learn each other’s strengths and weaknesses and aim to develop individually and as a team. We build dynamic, diverse and balanced teams with the right mix of skills and experience to deliver the result while keeping costs down.
To apply for any of the following positions, please email your curriculum vitae and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your covering letter should address why you believe you would fit with the firm’s values and culture. Applications for Lawyer and Paralegal roles should be accompanied by a transcript of your academic results.
Associate – 5-7 years PQE
Phi Finney McDonald is seeking senior litigation lawyers with commercial or project litigation experience.
You will play a significant role in the day-to-day carriage of complex, high-value class action litigation, developing your skills and reputation in a supportive and dynamic environment.
You will be a lateral thinker, with strong forensic skills and a critical eye for detail. You will be expected to foster a collaborative culture, and develop junior lawyers and paralegals under your supervision.
You will have a strong work ethic and the ability to meet deadlines under pressure. However, your time management and delegation skills will ensure that you (and your team) enjoy a terrific work-life balance.
The positions can be tailored to allow a talented lawyer with parental or carer responsibilities to work in a flexible and supportive environment.
Lawyer – 1-4 years PQE
Phi Finney McDonald is seeking junior lawyers with 1-3 years of litigation experience.
You will work on high-profile class actions in a dynamic and collaborative environment. You will work directly with experienced litigators, who will teach you how to assess the merits of potential claims, and give you ownership over matters as they progress. You will help identify and then take responsibility for public interest and pro bono cases, further developing your skills and reputation.
You will be a lateral thinker, with strong forensic skills and a critical eye for detail. You will be a team player, eager for constructive feedback, and not afraid to ask questions.
You will have a strong work ethic and the ability to meet deadlines under pressure. Your time management skills will ensure that you enjoy a great work-life balance.
Paralegal – open to qualified solicitors and law students
Phi Finney McDonald is seeking to fill casual paralegal vacancies.
You will work on high-profile class actions in a dynamic and collaborative environment. You will perform paralegal tasks including legal research, evidence gathering, document review and memorandum drafting. You will also perform administrative and database management tasks as required from time to time.
You will be a lateral thinker, with strong forensic skills and a critical eye for detail. You will be a team player, eager for constructive feedback, and not afraid to ask questions. You will have a strong work ethic, excellent time management skills, and the ability to meet deadlines under pressure.
The position is ideal for law students and recent graduates looking to develop their practical skills. Phi Finney McDonald prefers its paralegal staff when recruiting for trainee positions.