Solicitor - Civil and Criminal Law

  • Michael Vassili Barristers and Solicitors
  • Sep 16, 2020
Full-time Criminal & Civil Law

Job Description

Michael Vassili Barristers & Solicitors is an expanding litigation and transactional law practice based in Western and North Western Sydney. With over two decades of solid success in litigation in various jurisdictions throughout NSW and Australia two new positions are available in our expanding litigation teams.

The Firm conducts litigation in a wide variety of jurisdictions including:

  • Crime
  • Family Law
  • Family Provisions
  • Corporations
  • Building and Construction
  • Land and Environment
  • Equity
  • Various Appellant Jurisdictions
  • Commercial

We are seeking applications for a solicitor with 2+ years post admission experience to join our team of enthusiastic and successful young lawyers.

You will be expected to provide peer review of matters and have conduct of your own matters to a very high standard expected by the Firm. Appearances in various courts including the Local, District and Supreme Court will be required. It would be an advantage if you have run defended hearings in any one of these jurisdictions.

Salary is negotiable with experience including potential for equity in the practice on successful performance.

Working in a team of dynamic solicitors you will require the following Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

We are seeking a motivated, professional self-starter who can manage criminal law and civil law and general practice files from initial interview until completion.

  • Working as a Solicitor within this diverse area of law your role will cover a range of matters from commercial and equity applications through to family provisions claims and litigation in all areas across Australia)
  • Working knowledge of the UCPR / Criminal Procedure Act / Federal Court Rules and Court process (an expectation that you know how to converse with Rules and apply them)
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Advocacy skills with capacity to conduct appearances and hearings in all courts
  • A career-focused individual who employs accuracy and commitment
  • Outstanding client management and communication skills
  • Attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong negotiation experience and strategic skills 
  • Professional presentation, focus, and attitude
  • The ability to work as an independent practitioner handling own files within a supportive team environment

This is an outstanding opportunity to establish and expand your Court experience in Civil and Criminal Law but is suited to someone who seeks excellence in preparation for trial and is willing to put the work and self-development into being an outstanding Trial Advocate.

You will have the support of the Principal of the practice in a friendly practice environment which cares about people.

The main litigation office of the Firm is based at Blacktown, however, the position will involve appearances in jurisdictions both throughout NSW and from time to time interstate.

Please reply in the first instance with a covering letter and resume addressed to our Principal as follows:

Michael Vassili – Principal Solicitor and CC

Organisation Name

Michael Vassili Barristers and Solicitors

Contact Name

Avanti Joshi

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State / Province / Region

New South Wales