What we do?
ParaLaw provides the best and brightest paralegals and graduate lawyers for interim placements in leading organisations and law firms.
Led by a team of senior, highly regarded lawyers and recruitment specialists, ParaLaw brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to solving your legal resourcing problems. In-house teams and law firms are operating in an increasingly lean and competitive environment. A ParaLaw placement will help you reduce employment overheads and save time interviewing candidates, without comprising on the talent of your junior legal resources. You will also receive a highly skilled candidate at a very competitive rate.
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For Paralegals and Graduate Lawyers
ParaLaw works with paralegals and graduate lawyers who want to challenge the way in which legal services are traditional delivered, while gaining invaluable legal experience to kick-start their career.
Whilst ParaLaw does work with law firms, we encourage law students and graduates to consider an in-house position early in their legal career. Not only will you gain strong commercial experience and a better understanding of business drivers, but you will open up a broader potential career path than the traditional law firm route.
ParaLaw works with leading organisations and law firms, and as a result, you have the opportunity to develop an enviable CV and gain invaluable experience working with leaders in industry. It is really easy – once you are admitted to our panel, we will contact you if a role arises that suits your skillset and interests.
The ParaLaw structure also allows flexibility to accommodate studying and other arrangements outside of work. Our paralegals and graduate lawyers can work full-time, part-time or project based, depending on their lifestyle choices.
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ParaLaw is the sister brand of FinLaw, a boutique resourcing firm which provides experienced financial services lawyers and risk professionals at leading banks and financial services organisations.
The Hon Helen Coonan at the launch of FinLaw on 20 February 2020 stated: "I think the best way to describe FinLaw is an idea whose time has come. The idea of a financial services legal locum business is just what is needed to meet the demands on financial firms facing a slew of inquiries, increased regulation and compliance in the post-Banking Royal Commission-world."
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Meet the team
David has over 30 years’ experience in the legal industry. Prior to establishing ParaLaw and FinLaw:
- David had a distinguished career in the law, being a partner of Herbert Smith Freehills for over 25 years, and practising in the area of financial services law particularly in the areas of superannuation and life insurance law. David was voted Superannuation Lawyer of the Year (Sydney) in the 2012 ‘Best Lawyers’ survey and was considered as an expert by ‘Who’s Who...
Sarah is a Director of ParaLaw and its sister firm, FinLaw. Sarah has 30 years’ experience in the law, initially as a lawyer, before moving into professional services recruitment, where she specialises in sourcing and placing in-house banking and financial services lawyers, and compliance, risk, regulatory, governance and company secretarial professionals.
In addition, Sarah has sourced and placed multiple General and Corporate Counsel in the banking and financial services sectors,...
Fiona is a senior lawyer with over 13 years’ experience practising in commercial disputes, complex investigations, risk and compliance, regulatory law and financial services.
Prior to becoming a Director of ParaLaw and FinLaw, Fiona was a Solicitor and Senior Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills for 11 years, advising on a wide range of litigious and commercial matters. Having successfully operated her own law firm since 2017, Fiona regularly represents clients in commercial...