Solicitor, Employment (2-4 PQE)

DLA Piper

  • Perth, WA
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 18 days ago
Our global employment practice advises clients worldwide on employment legislation, helping them meet their workforce objectives. We partner with our clients, wherever they do business, to find solutions and manage risk in relation to their employment, incentives and superannuation legal challenges and objectives. Our teams of specialist employment, superannuation and incentives lawyers work collaboratively to shape and achieve our client’s people strategies and goals.

Our clients range from start-ups to emerging multinationals and some of the biggest and best-known global brands in the world. We work with our clients locally, internationally and across borders. Our global reach and local knowledge mean that we can partner with clients to drive consistency, deliver cost savings and help them identify and manage their priorities and risk across multiple locations.

As a 2-4 PQE Solicitor, this if your opportunity to join our growing Employment team and be part of a full-service global business law firm. As part of our team you will be able to develop and hone your skills and experience as a top class employment lawyer in our leading national and international employment practice.


This is your opportunity to join one of the largest employment teams in the world and advise on a broad range of high profile and complex issues arising in the employment lifecycle across Australia and internationally. You will work with our team to drive change, open new opportunities and accelerate growth for both our clients and our people.

You will deliver exceptional results to clients by advising on:

Both contentious and non-contentious employment matters (to include day to day employment advice)

Local employee relations

The employment aspects of M&A transactions and outsourcing

Expansions or reductions-in-force (restructures and transformation projects, local and multi-national)

The employment aspects of data privacy

Local, cross-border or collective litigation

Local or multi-jurisdictional compliance

Risk management ABOUT YOU

Have applied experience in a private practice setting (2-4 PQE Solicitor)

Be confident to draft documents using a commercial, client focused style

Have knowledge and understanding of how best to utilise information and research resources

Have commercial awareness and understanding of current key legal and business issues

Have excellent skills in communication, client relations, and team-working

Work co-operatively and collaboratively in a team, sharing information and knowledge

Be professional and focused on delivering a quality service, executed in a timely manner, responding effectively to requests from internal and external clients

Manage time effectively and efficiently

Comply with professional standards and all relevant regulatory obligations

Have the ability to develop an effective network of internal and external contacts and the ability to identify ways to contribute collaboratively to the development of the team’s relationships with clients


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

Be Supportive - we care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully

Be Collaborative - we give, we share and we join in

Be Bold - we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big

Be Exceptional - we exceed standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We know that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.

DLA Piper

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