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Senior Associate - Construction
  • Back End focus – Litigation Specialist
  • Parental leave cover – 12 month contract
  • Flexible work options possible

About Dentons Australia

In Australia, Dentons have offices across Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, with and 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

We are looking for an experienced Construction and Property Litigation lawyer to join our team for a 12 month contract.

You will focus on back end work and act for high profile clients in the commercial and residential sectors, including owners, principals, contractors, subcontractors and consultants.

The team works on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters relating to commercial and residential building, development and infrastructure projects.

You will be a key member of an experienced Construction legal team and work closely with 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 back end matters. Previous experience in construction and real estate disputes, intellectual property disputes, trade practices disputes, administrative law, retail and commercial leasing disputes and general commercial litigation is a must. Excellent interpersonal skills, an eye for detail and a strong client service ethic are essential.

You will be a construction lawyer with demonstrated experience in 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.


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.

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

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.

Applications will be treated in confidence. 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.

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

Job ref: CW000013
Submitted: 17-09-2019
Contact: Charlotte Williams
Contact Phone: 02 9035 7458

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