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We bring true purpose, authentic people, and a proven path. You bring you.

Why move and work for us?

Celebrating more than 45 years of righting wrongs, Shine Lawyers continues its growth trajectory as a result of maintaining a competitive edge in our field.

Having successfully recruited some of our most longstanding employees from the UK previously, it is now time for Shine to again seek UK talent, strengthening our technical excellence in our legal teams across Australia.

  • Be sponsored by Shine – a leading Australian plaintiff litigation firm

  • An opportunity to relocate to one of the most liveable countries in the world

  • We will provide some financial support to you and your immediate family for relocation

How to apply?

To formally submit an expression of interest, you must submit your resume to the job advertisement below.

The recruitment process:

  • Applications are now open and close at midnight Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Sunday 25th September 2022.

  • In-person interviews will be scheduled for suitable candidates in Manchester and London between Thursday 6 October 2022 – Wednesday 12 October 2022

  • Australian leaders will then conduct Teams interviews from late-October until mid-November 2022

  • Following these interviews, employment offers will be made

    • We have engaged a migration agent to help speed up visa processing times

  • Successful recruits will be appointed as Legal Consultants, as they go through their Australian admission process

  • All successful recruits will be employed permanently and sponsored on a 4-year visa.

Locations

Shine is accepting applications to the following locations including, but not limited to:

What are you waiting for?

You should consider whether the information below is appropriate to your needs, and where appropriate, seek professional advice from the Legal Profession Admission Board of New South Wales.

If you are seeking some more information about the visa process, please get in touch with Talent Acquisition Business Partner, Zara Gardiner at zgardiner@shine.com.au for some frequently asked questions.

In these frequently asked questions, although the information Shine receives is supplied by an Australian-qualified migration agent, that Shine is partnering with, you should consider whether the information is appropriate to your needs, and where appropriate, seek professional advice.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What key things should a UK lawyer know to get admitted to practise Law in New South Wales?

If you completed the academic requirements for admission in a foreign jurisdiction (outside Australia) at any time, you must have your qualification assessed by the LPAB’s Academic Exemptions Sub-Committee. The assessment of qualifications varies greatly based on the circumstances in each application.

You need to obtain this assessment, and satisfy any further academic requirements before you make your application for admission as a lawyer.

For more information, refer to Section 5 ‘Assessment of academic studies’ in this guide here.

For more information, please contact the Legal Profession Admission Board of the state you wish to be admitted or your migration agent.

To explain the admission process, Shine uses the example of a UK Lawyer getting admitted in New South Wales via the Legal Profession Admission Board of New South Wales. If you wish to be admitted in a different state of Australia, please contact the relevant Board in that state.

What further academic study will I need to complete to be admitted to practise Law in New South Wales?

If you are required to undertake further academic study, you may complete that academic study at any Australian tertiary institution which offers a law course that is accredited for the purpose of admission. If you wish, before enrolling you may apply to the Board for a prospective assessment of your proposed study. The purpose of a prospective assessment is to ensure that your proposed study will provide you with the academic qualifications prerequisite for admission.

Should you wish to undertake the further academic study in the Board’s Diploma in Law course, information about registering and enrolling in the Board’s course is at the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB). The registration application form (Form 1) is available under ‘Forms and Fees’.

Generally, registration applications for the Board’s course need to be lodged by 1 March for the Winter semester which starts in May, and by 1 September for the Summer semester which starts in November. These deadlines may be extended in some circumstances, so please contact the Legal Profession Admission Board of New South Wales if you are unable to meet the registration deadline.

For more information, please contact the Legal Profession Admission Board of the state you wish to be admitted or your migration agent.

To explain the admission process, Shine uses the example of a UK Lawyer getting admitted in New South Wales via the Legal Profession Admission Board of New South Wales. If you wish to be admitted in a different state of Australia, please contact the relevant Board in that state.

How long does the qualifications assessment process usually take?

According to anecdotal evidence from the Legal Profession Admission Board of New South Wales, from the application’s submission to the outcome of the application’s academic assessment, it usually takes approximately 6 weeks.

For more information, please contact the Legal Profession Admission Board of the state you wish to be admitted or your migration agent.

To explain the admission process, Shine uses the example of a UK Lawyer getting admitted in New South Wales via the Legal Profession Admission Board of New South Wales. If you wish to be admitted in a different state of Australia, please contact the relevant Board in that state.

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