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Planning & Environment Lawyer, 3-4 years PQE
  • Act for high-profile development proponents across a range of industries
  • Great career progression for a dedicated Planning lawyer
  • Broad mix of litigation and advice matters

The role

We have an opportunity for a mid-level lawyer with over 3 years' experience in our Planning, Environment & Government practice.  

The Dentons Planning, Environment & Government practice is a leader in resolving complex and novel environmental and planning issues for greenfield and infill development projects. Our three practice leaders are all recognised by their peers as Best Lawyers in this field.

In this role you will provide strategic advice on environmental and planning issues to facilitate urban development and you will be advising high profile corporate developer and council clients. You will manage litigation matters from standard class 1 to complex class 4 and class 5 matters in the Land and Environment Court.

Matters include the rezoning of land, the grant and implementation of development consents, voluntary planning agreements, compulsory acquisition, land valuation, enforcement/remedial action and other public law issues in the context of urban development.

What we can offer you

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. Our Graduate to Partner program supports our lawyers' ongoing career progression every step of the way, from admission to partnership.

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 provide 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.

Dentons promotes the career progression of women by adhering to the Law Society Advancement of Women Charter. We have attained Silver status in the 2019 AWEI Awards, and have been recognised in the 2019 Best Places to Work awards. 

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.

To apply

Please click on the link below to let us have your CV, cover letter 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. Applications will be treated in confidence.

Dentons has an internal talent acquisition team that works directly with candidates on all of our career opportunities.

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates that meet the requirements of this position will be contacted.    

Job ref: CW000001
Submitted: 10-05-2019
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