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Senior Associate | Construction & Projects
  • Front end (transactional focus) with some back end
  • High performing group - great mix of clients
  • Supportive & collaborative team

About Dentons Australia

In Australia, Dentons have offices across Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, with 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 has also been recognised on multiple occasions as Lawyers weekly Diversity law firm of the year and has also been recognised as a top 50 Australian employer for workplace diversity and inclusion.

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.

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 six 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 our talent to deliver excellence for our clients.

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

We offer a number of generous corporate discounts, health and wellbeing programs and we promote diversity initiatives across gender, flexible work practices, culture and LGBTI. We also 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 to bring a sense of work/life harmony.

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, Charlotte Williams 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.

Job ref: VM000058
Submitted: 07-05-2019
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