Knowledge Development Lawyer – Corporate


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Brisbane, Australia
Melbourne, Australia
Perth, Australia
Sydney, Australia

The role

Our platform. Your impact.

DLA Piper understands that you’re building a future. Which is why we encourage you to reach your full potential. To explore the opportunities and choices that shape your individual career journey. Here, personal growth goes hand in hand with professional development. 
That’s our commitment. This is your opportunity. 

As part of the firm’s strategy and commitment to quality, knowledge development and innovation, we have an opportunity for a Knowledge Development Lawyer to be an integral part of our international Knowledge team and widely recognised Corporate Practice Group. In collaboration with progressive leaders and team members across the firm internationally, you will actively play a key role in the achievement of the Australia Corporate group’s knowledge and quality objectives supporting the team to maintain its high profile.

Taking pride in your best practice quality standards, project management and stakeholder skills, this role will provide you with the platform and integrated network to deliver real change. You will be a trusted advisor with a collaborative approach responsible for a diverse remit including content development and maintenance (drafting documents independently and driving specialist input), capturing and promoting sharing of expertise, market trends and best practice as well as planning and delivering the Corporate group’s legal learning programme.

To support with your success, you will benefit from working in a supportive and flexible environment, with access to our DLA Piper Career Academies, an award-winning international development forum designed to support you in reaching your full potential and career goals.

If you’re a high performing Senior Associate/Special Counsel with a mix of Mergers & Acquisition and Equity Capital Markets experience and/or an experienced Knowledge lawyer who is looking to move into a role where you can drive change and deliver exceptional results, we want to hear from you.

Together, we can make business better. Apply now and be part of our future.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals 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 are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding 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 recognise 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 and where relevant, 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 work-related references.