Legal Analyst - Disputes

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As one of the world’s leading law firms, we advise many of the largest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe. With over 5,000 people, including 3,100 lawyers and over 2,000 business services professionals, operating from our global network of offices across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape providing premium quality, full-service legal advice.

We recognise that the success of our business and our clients relies on the skills, knowledge and ideas of all our people. Our environment is one in which high performance is expected, in return, we will provide you with rewards and opportunities tailored to your personal and professional goals.

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for talented Law Graduates to join our innovative and award winning Digital Legal Disputes team in Melbourne, Perth, or Brisbane on a full-time permanent basis.

The role:

As a Legal Analyst, you will work closely with highly experienced senior lawyers on discovery and discovery support services, evidence preparation and trial preparation workflows and other information-intensive aspects of Disputes matters.

Your day will involve:

  • Conducting document review (including undertaking detailed analysis of complex factual issues, legal professional and other privileges, sensitivity, and confidentiality), and at times providing other support throughout the discovery and evidence phases of litigation on large-scale legal matters.
  • Working with the industry-leading document review platform Relativity and other market-leading legal technology, including AI-based applications.
  • Ensuring compliance with financial disciplines on matters (e.g. daily time recording).
  • Carrying out activities as specified to ensure the matter and/or project is delivered in an efficient and timely matter.
  • Providing general matter support to the Legal Manager, Senior Solicitors and Solicitors as required.

Skills & experience:

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Completed a tertiary degree or postgraduate qualification in law.
  • Excellent attention to detail; aim to get it right the first time.
  • Ability to review, analyse and organise documents and facts.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Aptitude for learning (and becoming proficient in) the use of software and IT applications and using software tools to navigate large databases and document management systems.


As part of the recruitment process, please upload a copy of your legal academic transcript along with an up-to-date resume.

We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to First Nations, LGBTIQA+ and neurodivergent individuals, as well as individuals of all ages, cultures, genders, and abilities. We're a safe, inclusive, and equitable workplace and celebrate the diversity of our people.

What you can expect from us:

  • You will benefit from exceptional mentoring, learning and development opportunities and work in a highly ambitious and collaborative team. You will gain exposure to a full range of national and international clients, sectors and industries, and work with some of the very best legal minds in Australia as you partner with other HSF practice groups to deliver cutting-edge Digital Legal Delivery services to our clients.
  • We make your personal and professional growth our business. And as part of the team, our ambition is yours too. Wherever you are in your career: grow and help the firm grow with you.
  • We value your wellbeing, both at home and work and we place a strong emphasis on mental health. If you need support, you'll have it and we'll empower you to harness your personal strengths, navigate uncertainty, embrace opportunities, and effectively manage things within your control.
  • For more benefits on offer such as our 26 weeks paid parental leave, holistic wellbeing fund or home office allowance please click/ copy this link into your browser -

Diversity & Inclusion

At Herbert Smith Freehills you will be part of a diverse, innovative culture where high performance, client focus and highly engaged people are our differentiator. People at our firm come from a range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of experiences and perspectives to their work with us. We strive to ensure that our inclusive environment means you feel valued and able to perform at your best by being your authentic self at work. We know that our future success not only depends on being innovative and progressive in the changing legal market but, most importantly, on our people feeling highly engaged in meaningful work.

We understand that you have commitments and personal interests outside of work and we strive to create a working environment based on mutual trust and respect, in which you can perform at your best whilst maintaining sustainable balance across your life.

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  • Job type:Entry Level Jobs
  • Disciplines:
  • Work rights:
    Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident,
  • Work from home:Hybrid remote
    Hybrid remote

    Employees are allowed to work remotely some of the time but most of the work is done at the company’s physical office. Remote work is considered a perk or a privilege. For example, an employee may work from home for 1-2 days per week.

  • Locations:
    Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth
  • Closing Date:15th Jul 2024, 1:02 am


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