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Senior Associate level lawyer, Construction & Projects (Sydney or Perth based)
  • Front end (transactional focus) with some back end
  • High performing team - great mix of clients
  • Supportive & collaborative team

Dentons Australia

In Australia, Dentons has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, and an associate office in Adelaide. Our expertise, attitude and accessibility attract many of Australasia's most successful and innovative organisations as well as leading multinationals. 

Our lawyers are repeatedly recognised as leading legal service providers in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and IFLR 1000. Many of our partners are consistently recognised in each of these directories and in Best Lawyers International: Australia. Dentons was again named the Lawyers weekly Diversity law firm of the year for a second year running.

The opportunity

As a result of growth in the team, an exciting career opportunity has arisen for a Senior Associate (or equivalent) level construction lawyer with first class experience in front end and back end construction and major infrastructure projects to join our team. This role can be based either in our Sydney or Perth office.

You will advise a range of blue chip contractor clients on all forms of construction contracts, negotiations on developments, as well as claims, construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution including mediation, expert determination and arbitration. You will work with all four of our partners, who have been recognised by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Chambers Asia Pacific as some of Australia's leading construction lawyers.

About you

To be considered for this role, you will be a Senior Associate level lawyer (or a senior lawyer with at least five years PQE) with a focus on front end and back end matters. Excellent interpersonal skills, an eye for detail and a strong client service ethic are essential.

We are looking for construction lawyers with demonstrated experience managing construction matters, the ability to provide technically strong advice with minimal partner supervision, the ability to manage and build upon client relationships as well as supervise and mentor junior lawyers in the team.

We have also established a number of professional development initiatives for career progression and path to partnership opportunities. This is a senior level opportunity with room for further advancement.

Employee Extras

Dentons Australia focuses on the three key areas of talent management: engagement, development, and culture to motivate, develop and deliver excellence for our clients. 

We offer competitive market salary packaging, incentive pay and reward, salary sacrifice packaging, additional leave programs (purchased leave, parental leave) and referral bonuses.

We provide a number of corporate discounts, a generous health and wellbeing program and promote diversity initiatives across gender, flexibility, culture and LGBTI. We offer a range of benefits to our staff and their families. At Dentons, we are constantly looking to improve employee's lives in and out of the workplace.

As a Dentons employee you can also benefit from a range of free and discounted social activities, support networks, discounted gym memberships, discounted legal services and benefits on banking products with our clients.

To apply

Click on the below link to submit your application for this role.  Please include a brief cover letter, current CV and academic transcripts.  Alternatively, you can visit our Dentons career page

Feel free to contact our Talent Manager, Bill Panourgias on + 61 2 9035 7458 with any questions regarding this opportunity.  

Dentons has an internal talent acquisition team that works directly with candidates on all of our career opportunities. Dentons does not accept external agency applications for this role.

About Dentons

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, and is making leaps and bounds towards the goal of becoming the world's leading law firm. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, moving into the top 10 global law firms in 2018 and continues to build its position as a global leader in providing quality legal services to clients locally and multi-jurisdictionally. As the youngest and fastest moving firm in the Global Elite top 20, Dentons has utilised innovative and agile ventures such as the Nextlaw Global Referral Network and the Nextlaw Global Public Affairs Network to position itself to become the world's leading law firm.

Job ref: BP000274
Submitted: 06-02-2019
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