Legal Analyst - Brisbane

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Form the future of law

The Legal Analyst team is the core of the Advanced Solutions team of Ashurst Advance, and is dedicated to producing legal work for the firm and clients in the most efficient and economical way possible.

The role will give you great exposure to high quality commercial legal work and provide you the opportunity to apply and develop your skills across a broader range of practice areas, clients and industries than what you would traditionally have access to in a legal role. Every day is different as you work nationally and globally with other Legal Analysts, lawyers and clients on a range of litigious and transactional matters across a broad range of industries.

These roles are based in Brisbane and we offer two intakes annually, recruited in November for a January start and in May for a July start. View the key dates section below for when applications open.

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What we can offer you

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Career opportunities

The role also provides a flexible career with the opportunity to move into roles within the Ashurst Advance network including eDiscovery, Legal Project Management, Legal Technology, Legal Analyst Management and possible Legal Associate pathways.

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Inclusive culture

You’ll be an integral part of a close-knit, diverse, inclusive and energised community of colleagues, and you will be encouraged to help us improve and develop our procedures, culture and client offerings.

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Learning & Development

In addition to the legal and commercial skills you will develop in your day to day work with practice groups and clients, you will also be provided support and training from the Legal Analyst Managers and access to the firm’s award winning Learning & Development programmes.

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You will be a part of a global firm and have the opportunity to consistently work with your Glasgow based colleagues on matters.

The recruitment process

You will be required to submit a short application including uploading your CV and answering two short answer questions.

Once you have applied you will be immediately emailed a link to complete two aptitude assessments:

  • Cognify’ – requires you to complete a series of online games measuring your problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Emotify’ – requires you to complete two online games measuring your ability to accurately perceive emotions and effectively understand the connections between emotions, and situations that lead to specific emotional reactions.

The assessments only take circa 45-60 minutes to complete.

Prior to your interview you will need to complete a short, one hour technical assessment to gauge your ability to work on an everyday task that you'd come across in the role. The task is designed to assess your attention to detail, practical legal knowledge and your ability to work to a deadline.

The interview will be conversational and is designed to assess the behaviours we’re looking for through competency-based questions. It’s also an opportunity for you to find out more about us, so please come prepared with your questions.

We aim to recruit, retain and promote the best people from the widest possible talent pools. We are committed to offering a safe and welcoming environment for all employees to ensure they are supported to work at their best.

If you require additional support or adjustments before submitting your application and during the recruitment process, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team.

Key dates

Applications open

May 2023

Applications close

26 May

Interviews conducted

5 June to 12 June

Offers made

16 June


Josh WIlliams

"Ashurst Advance has allowed me to grow my career as a young legal professional in the exciting NewLaw space. That career journey began as a Legal Analyst where I learned from lawyers across the firm's different practice areas. I have since moved into the Legal Technology space where I use innovative digital solutions to help our clients meet their objectives. The focus on professional growth, and the supportive and innovative culture is why I chose to build my career with Ashurst Advance."

Josh Williams , Senior Legal Technologist

Jane Zhao

"It's been a role that helped me develop key fundamental technical and soft skills that will set me up for success throughout the rest of my career. The journey of gaining these valuable experience and skills have been extremely rewarding."

Jane Zhao, Assistant Delivery Manager


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Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging

Our inclusive and diverse culture stands at the heart of everything we do. For more information on our initiatives and the support we provide please follow the link below.

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Agency submissions and candidate introductions will only be accepted with prior approval from a member of the Ashurst Talent Acquisition team. To submit or introduce a candidate, an agency must have valid agreed terms of business in place with Ashurst. Any agency submissions or candidate introductions made without prior approval or without the agreed terms of business in place will be considered invalid.


We are committed to offering a safe and welcoming environment for our employees and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. With diversity and inclusion at the heart of what we do we place a strong emphasis on working with people from diverse communities and aim to make a positive impact through our Social Impact programmes.

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Please note that this email address should not be used for general enquiries about, or applications for, job positions available at Ashurst as they will not be passed onto the relevant team. Any recruitment enquires should be directed to

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