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Associate/senior Associate, Construction

Gadens - Melbourne, VIC

Source: uWorkin


  • Join one of Australia's most dynamic and leading construction practices
  • Collegiate and supportive environment with flexible work arrangements on offer
  • Work with some of Australia's major construction clients
  • Strong career progression opportunities

About you

With at least 4 years PQE, you will have experience in preparing and reviewing contractual documentation for a wide variety of complex projects, in addition to sound knowledge of commonly encountered standard form contracts. You will have experience in both front and back end construction matters, excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build key business relationships.

You have excellent drafting and analytical skills with a practical and commercial approach to issues. You will be ambitious and demonstrate the ability to provide outstanding service to clients by prioritising and delivering desired outcomes consistently. You have solid verbal and written communication skills and are looking to join a friendly, social and collaborative team.

Your role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced construction lawyer to join Gadens' highly regarded Property, Planning and Construction group, working with Daniel Middleton and Andrew Denehy. The team has a strong client base and a solid pipeline of front and back end work, including construction, development and infrastructure. The role will see you preparing and negotiating all types of agreements, contracts and documents for building and engineering projects, as well as dispute resolution of all types in all relevant tribunals.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work both autonomously and collaboratively with Partners and other senior members of the team. You will have considerable client contact and mentor junior lawyers, such as Graduates, as required. In return, you will receive outstanding mentoring and have the opportunity to drive your career working in one of Australia's most dynamic and leading construction practices.

About us

Gadens is a pre-eminent, independent Australian law firm with over 80 partners and 630 staff across our offices nationally. We are repeatedly recognised as a leading legal service provider in the Chambers Asia Pacific and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific legal directories, and many of our partners and special counsel are recognised as leaders in their areas of law. At Gadens, we are always on the lookout for star performers to join our growing workplace.

Gadens is recognised as one of Australia’s leading property law practices with particular expertise in high value and strategic transactions, development projects and all types of large scale and stream leasing. Offering an integrated service through a consolidated practice comprising real estate, construction and planning capability, our team is often involved in major shopping centre, large-scale commercial and mixed-use development and redevelopment projects, as well as matters across the aged care and retirement living, healthcare and the fast growing build-to-rent sector. In addition, our strong and efficient nationwide leasing practice serves notable government and corporate clients and continues to cater for the needs of over 150 shopping centres. Our key clients include some of the largest players in Australia's real estate market, such as AMP, Australian Unity, Cbus Property, GPT Group, ISPT, Mirvac, PDG Corporation and Vicinity Centres.

What we offer

Gadens offers:

  • flexible work practices and work life balance
  • performance based bonuses for fee earners
  • up to 26 weeks paid parental leave for primary carers
  • social events so you can relax with your colleagues
  • regular wellbeing initiatives with a focus on better fitness for both the body and mind