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The Year After 2020

The Year After 2020

Welcome to the year of promise!

As suspected at the tail-end of last year, we have experienced a very busy start to 2021 with plenty of opportunities across the country.

New South Wales remains the busiest state in the country with opportunities across all practice areas and a substantial number of in-house opportunities.  We have seen a significant increase in corporate related positions, including M&A (private and public), private equity and/or equity capital markets; in addition to tax (which was dead quiet last year) and property. There has also been a continuing demand for construction, competition, TMT, employment, finance and litigation lawyers.  In terms of in-house recruitment, we have been briefed on a number of property focused roles, in addition to legal counsel and above roles within the financial services’ sector particularly with respect to regulatory related positions.

Consistent with the back-end of 2020, the recruitment activity in Western Australia continues to build momentum with opportunities for lawyers in corporate, construction, employment and litigation.  Good time for lawyers in locations less busy to consider a move!

As we reported in our last Monty Monthly, Victoria is going from strength to strength post-lockdown.  Law firms and legal teams in-house have briefed us on a range of new positions – most notably in competition, construction, corporate, finance, employment, restructuring and insolvency, and litigation.

There is a strong appetite in Queensland for lawyers across most areas of law, particularly with respect to insurance, property, planning and environment, litigation, construction and employment.  It is not uncommon for lawyers to be weighing up multiple offers.

We are excited about this year and hope you are too!

Andrew Rees
Andrew Rees
arees@montgomeryadvisory.com.au

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