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Construction Lawyer

Hall & Wilcox - Melbourne, VIC

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Construction lawyer

About Hall & Wilcox

Hall & Wilcox is a leading independent Australian law firm. We are a firm of around 750 people, including more than 93 partners, delivering outstanding legal services to corporate, public sector and private clients, both Australian-based and those offshore doing business in Australia.

We were recently named winner of the Australasian Lawyer Innovative Firms award 2020 and winner of the Australasian Lawyer Employer of Choice award 2020. We were granted the Employer of Choice Gender Equality citation from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) for 2019, 2020 and 2021.

We are firm that is agile and embraces flexibility. 'HW Evolve' is a hybrid workplace where our people are encouraged and empowered to work flexibly (both remotely and in the office). HW Evolve provides our people with the opportunity to experience the benefits of remote working, balanced with the great benefits of being in the office (including opportunities to connect, collaborate and learn). Many of our people choose to spend half their working week in the office and half in another location - whether working from home or elsewhere.

About the role & team

We have an opportunity for a lawyer to join our growing Property & Projects practice in Melbourne working with a number of highly regarded partners, including John O'Kane. The successful candidate will provide legal services in all aspects of construction including joint venture and development arrangements and construction projects. This includes preparing all types of agreements and documentation required for building and development projects, including joint venture agreements, development agreements, project delivery agreements, consultancy agreements and construction contracts.

We are looking for candidates with at least 4 years' post-admission experience. The role would be well suited to a lawyer with front and back end experience, who has excellent drafting skills, is organised, enthusiastic, client focussed and a good team player.

Our Melbourne Property & Projects team has 26 people and the person in this role will have the opportunity to work closely with partners and other senior team members and will play an important role in managing our junior lawyers and paralegals. Great career development prospects exist for the right person.

Skills and experience

  • 4+ years post admission experience in front and back end construction related matters
  • Experience drafting, reviewing and advising on a range of construction delivery agreements, including the Australian Standard suite of documents
  • Experience in providing dispute avoidance advice, negotiation, SOPA, arbitration and litigation
  • Well-developed verbal communication and interpersonal interaction skills
  • High degree of initiative

Our collegial culture, shaped by our Hallmarks, guides the way everyone at Hall & Wilcox works every day.

We're renowned for our Smarter Law approach. Smarter Law means we look beyond the status quo to think differently and find solutions that are better, faster and cheaper. Smarter Law includes enabling technology, challenging business models, innovative pricing and creative resourcing.

Our inclusive culture enables us to recognise and celebrate individual differences and create a workplace environment in which both individuals and groups feel welcome, respected and valued. Key focus include our Reconciliation Action Plan to increase Indigenous employment and our ongoing commitment to flexibility, cultural diversity, disability, LGBTIQ+ and gender equality.

  • HW Evolve - is a hybrid workplace where our people are encouraged and empowered to work flexibly both remotely and in the office
  • Dress for your day - we trust our people to choose clothes that best represent themselves and our brand, every day of the week
  • Structured learning and development programs for all career levels
  • Extensive health and wellbeing program including healthy start breakfast program, mindfulness training, subsidised fitness, team sports and health checks
  • Salary continuance insurance
How to apply

To apply for this position please click the apply button above. For more information please contact Maddie Bradbury (Talent Acquisition Advisor) on 02 8267 3713.
We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to apply.

Recruiters please note: Applications from Recruitment Agencies not briefed will not be accepted for this advertised position. For further information about Hall & Wilcox please visit our website.

Hall & Wilcox