Simpsons Solicitors

Position Available Media & Corporate Lawyer (2-3 PQE)

January 31st 2019

About us

Simpsons is one of Australia’s leading intellectual property and entertainment law practices. The firm and its lawyers are highly ranked by the independent review publications Chambers, Legal 500 and the Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers.

We provide advice in relation to intellectual property, corporate and commercial law and litigation to the entertainment, music, publishing, media, arts & design and collecting institution sectors.  Our clients include a remarkable list of many prominent Australian and international brands, corporations and individuals, as well as Federal and State Government institutions.

Our team of 10 delivers high quality work in a small, specialist and highly collegiate setting. We value pro-bono contributions and engagement in our clients’ industries. We enjoy excellent relationships with our clients and our work is diverse, interesting and challenging. The firm offers an outstanding working environment.

The role

The position principally assists Jules Munro (Director) and Amy Grondal (Associate). There will also be the opportunity to work with our other senior lawyers.

You will work on a range of commercial and contentious matters for a wide array of corporate and individual clients in the creative industries, including multinational rights management and music companies, film producers and film funders, celebrities, brands, artists, digital agencies, designers, digital entrepreneurs, charities and philanthropic initiatives and Federal and State cultural institutions.

The role will involve significant client contact, carriage of matters and close engagement with our clients and their businesses.

Experience

We seek a skilled and experienced lawyer who can demonstrate:

  • Excellent analytical and drafting skills.
  • 2-3 years (PQE) of experience in a top-tier or large Australian firm or an exemplary boutique.
  • Substantial skills and experience in commercial or corporate law. Experience in media law and intellectual property is desirable, but not essential
  • Excellent academic results. Strong results in intellectual property subjects are desirable, but not essential
  • An interest in working in a small, specialist and collegiate environment.

How to apply

To apply, please send a covering letter and your CV to Jo Bailey: jbailey@simpsons.com.au. Please note that we do not accept applications made through recruitment agencies.

Applications are open until advised otherwise on the News section of our website.