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Solicitor (3-5 PQE) - Construction
  • Global law firm - Sydney CBD Location
  • Back end focus with some front end
  • Career development opportunities

The opportunity

A great opportunity has arisen for a mid to senior level lawyer with 3-5 years PQE to join Dentons' Construction team on a full-time permanent basis. 

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

Your role

You will primarily advise on back end contractual issues and work with a range of high profile clients on all forms of construction contracts, tender negotiations and dispute avoidance. High profile developments will include construction, engineering and infrastructure sectors relating to commercial and residential 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.

Dentons Australia

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

About you

To be considered for this role, you will be an Associate level lawyer specializing in back and some front end construction. 

We are looking for construction lawyers with:

  • at least 3 years of post-admission experience
  • experience in managing back end construction matters
  • confidence to provide technically strong advice with minimal partner supervision
  • the ability to manage and build client relationships as well as mentor junior lawyers in the team.

Excellent interpersonal skills, an eye for detail and a strong client service ethic are essential. 

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 health and wellbeing programs and we promote diversity initiatives across gender, flexible work practices, culture and LGBTI. 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 submit your current CV, cover letter and academic transcripts. 

If you would like further information, please contact Kristina Sardelic on for a confidential discussion.

Dentons has an Internal Talent Acquisition team that works directly with candidates on all of our career opportunities. Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time.

To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia. 

Job ref: KS000052
Submitted: 10-02-2020
Contact: Kristina Sardelic

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