Private Practice

Private Practice

We are the recruiter of choice for a large number of law firms nationally and have entrenched relationships with a range of commercial law firms including top-tier, international, mid-tier, city-centric, regional, boutique and suburban law firms.

Our experienced recruiters have successfully assisted law firms attract, develop and retain lawyers at all levels including at the partner and practice group leader level.

Banking & Finance

We represent the premier Australian commercial law firms and the Australian offices of global law firms that provide the majority of banking and finance law services to clients in the region.

Our clients generally offer legal services across all banking and finance areas including:

  • Asset finance;
  • Acquisition and leveraged finance;
  • Corporate finance;
  • Debt capital markets;
  • Debt finance and derivatives;
  • Project finance;
  • Property finance;
  • Retail banking;
  • Securitisation; and
  • Structured finance.

Corporate

The major corporate practices at the Australian based law firms that we recruit for have specialist sub-groups that focus on:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions (private and public),
  • Takeovers,
  • Equity capital markets,
  • Corporate advisory and governance,
  • Joint ventures and;
  • Private equity.

We also recruit for a number of boutique practices that offer broader corporate law opportunities.

Competition

The majority of commercial law firms in Australia that we recruit for offer some form of competition or consumer law service, whether involving anti-competitive conduct, access arrangements, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) investigations, ACCC enforcement and third party litigation, advertising and marketing reviews, compliance programs or consumer protection.

Construction & Major Projects

We have recruited for the majority of recognised practices within this area.  The practices are either integrated or split between litigious and non-litigious sub-groups, but irrespective of internal structure they cover the range of relevant aspects including:

  • Contracting methods (D&C, EPC, BOOT and PPP);
  • Contract administration;
  • Providing assistance with legal issues during the project lifecycle (variations, security of payments and disruptions); and
  • Dispute resolution (adjudication, arbitration, expert determination, litigation and mediation).

Corporate

The major corporate practices at the Australian based law firms that we recruit for have specialist sub-groups that focus on:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions (private and public),
  • Takeovers,
  • Equity capital markets,
  • Corporate advisory and governance,
  • Joint ventures and;
  • Private equity.

We also recruit for a number of boutique practices that offer broader corporate law opportunities.

Energy & Resources

We have strong relationships nationally with the majority of notable energy and resources practices who offer opportunities across:

  • Power and utilities;
  • Oil and gas;
  • Mining; and
  • Climate change.

Environment & Planning

Our team has recruited for a significant amount of Australian based environment and planning practices, both at full service and boutique law firms.

Industry focus, clients and sub-areas may vary from firm to firm, but we have recruited in all areas including:

  • Land access and acquisition;
  • Contaminated land;
  • Local government;
  • Native title;
  • Water and waste;
  • Environment;
  • Renewable energy; and
  • Planning.

Insolvency & Restructuring

Montgomery’s team has successfully helped a range of law firms attract, develop and retain lawyers for their insolvency and restructuring practices.

Our experience has provided us with the opportunity to recruit lawyers with expertise across:

  • Voluntary administration;
  • Liquidations;
  • Receiverships;
  • Reconstruction and workouts;
  • Bankruptcies; and
  • Mortgage recovery enforcements.

Insurance

We have a wealth of experience recruiting a range of insurance related positions for both defendant and plaintiff law firms including:

  • Professional indemnity;
  • Directors’ and Officers’ (D&O);
  • Insurance advisory;
  • Product liability;
  • Public liability;
  • Medical negligence;
  • Industrial special risks (ISR);
  • Compulsory third party (CTP);
  • Property damage; and
  • Workers compensation.

Intellectual Property

Montogomery has established relationships with a broad range of IP related practices nationally, and can offer opportunities for lawyers in both litigious and/or non-litigious positions.  We undertake briefs for firms looking for lawyers with experience in copyright, patents, trade marks, digital media, advertising and marketing, licensing, confidential information, commercialisation and data privacy.

We are also experienced in the recruitment of patent and trade mark attorneys.

Real Estate

Our clients have briefed us on opportunities across the full spectrum of property law including acquisitions and disposals, easements, leasing (retail, commercial and industrial), development, property finance, strata, aged care and retirement villages, and tax.

Technology

Our team has searched and sourced technology lawyers for a large number of Australia’s leading technology practices.  The technology teams at our law firms cover areas including:

  • Technology
  • Outsourcing and procurement
  • E-commerce
  • Licensing
  • Post merger integration and;
  • Privacy

Tax

The majority of our clients offer opportunities to work across all direct and indirect tax areas including income tax, fringe benefits tax (FBT), goods and services tax (GST), stamp duty, capital gains tax (CGT), customs and excise.  Some of our clients have sub-groups or specialist groups, whilst others cover all tax areas.

We also have opportunities for tax litigation specialists.

Workplace Relations & Safety

We recruit for strategically aligned employment practices nationally including boutique law firms that offer services across all workplace related matters including:

  • Employment;
  • Industrial relations;
  • Occupational health and safety;
  • Anti-discrimination and equal opportunity;
  • Investigations;
  • Training; and
  • Privacy.
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