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Sydney, Australia



The role

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. 

DLA Piper’s Employment practice is growing. With lawyers across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, our global Employment team is one of the largest in the world, with one of the widest geographical footprints of any international law firm. 

We have a new opportunity in our Sydney office for a proactive and high performing lawyer with 1 – 3 years PQE to join our highly regarded Employment team working with leading Employment Partners, Nicholas Turner and Clancy King who are well known for their creative, commercial and pragmatic approach. You will have the opportunity to work on a diverse range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters with clients ranging from start-ups to emerging multinationals including some of the biggest and best-known global brands in the world. 

Working across sectors, you will work with the team to deliver exceptional results for our clients locally, nationally and across borders. With a passion for employment law, you will have a collaborative approach and thrive on complex challenges and developing relationships. To support you in your success in this role, you will benefit from access to DLA Piper’s award-winning international development forum designed to cultivate high performance and support your career goals.

If you’re ready to progress your career in an integrated international team where you can make a real impact, we want to hear from you. 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.