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Solicitor - Workers Compensation

McInnes Wilson Lawyers - Melbourne, VIC

Source: uWorkin


The Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a workers’ compensation Solicitor preferably with 3+ years post admission experience to join our Melbourne office on a permanent full-time basis. The role is predominantly in acting for self-insured companies/licensees under the Commonwealth workers’ compensation scheme (sometimes referred to as the Comcare scheme) and potentially for Comcare also. 

Our Firm acts for sixteen of the Licensees providing services for them Australia wide where required. We also act for Comcare. We have an enviable reputation for quality service provision and hold a dominant position in this area of the Law.

Core duties and responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Managing and assisting in litigated matters predominantly in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal including attending and participating in preliminary and conciliation conferences;
  • Instructing counsel in hearings;
  • Hearing preparation;
  • Provision of claims and rehabilitation advice;
  • Defending employee damages claims;
  • Advising in respect of interactions with employment and human diversity claims;
  • Recovery actions;
  • Training for clients and claims managers;
  • Client relationship management; and
  • Assisting in marketing and business development activities.


The successful incumbent will possess the following:

  • 3+ years PAE within workers’ compensation;
  • Demonstrated experience in workers’ compensation preferably in self-insurance and preferably within the Commonwealth system;
  • Ability to run files with minimum supervision;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and interpersonal;
  • High level problem solving skills and the ability to learn new tasks quickly; Strong time management and organisational skills together with the capacity to manage multiple projects and conflicting priorities simultaneously; and
  • Preferably previous experience in attending case conferences unsupervised.

The Firm

Since the establishment of McInnes Wilson Lawyers in Brisbane in 1975, we have grown to include 40+ Principals and over 300 staff, with offices in Brisbane, Maroochydore, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide with an affiliated office in Sydney.

The Firm consistently out-performs larger competitors on value, service and technical excellence and has been the recipient of awards such as the HRD Employer of Choice and the Client Choice Awards for 2020. 

Rewards and Benefits

We have:

  • annual performance and development reviews;
  • a Health, Wealth, Life and Sustainability program;
  • competitive salary packages commensurate with skills and experience;
  • a supportive team environment not just in the Melbourne office but across all our offices with an emphasis on collegiality, mentoring and support.


Applications should include a current curriculum vitae and a detailed cover letter that outlines how the candidate requirements are met.

For further information please contact Human Resources on (07) 3518 4851.