About the job
Here is an opportunity for an experienced Senior Associate or Special Counsel level Construction Lawyer to join a high-end boutique firm in Melbourne, working with one of the leading Construction delivery and disputes Partners in Australia. This is a great prospect for someone looking to advance their own professional profile in the industry and move up to Partnership.
As the most senior Lawyer in the team you will be acting as a direct point of contact for clients (top-tier & second-tier contractors, and major commercial developers), and having supervisory responsibility for junior lawyers on matters, making this is strong opportunity to develop a business case for promotion to Partnership.
The team works on front end and back end construction matters for a range of projects, including large road and rail, infrastructure, and industrial and commercial buildings projects (no res dev). The existing Partner works across both front + back end, and we are open to this recruit also sitting across both sides, or to be more of a front-end specialist as that will free up the Partner to focus on the disputes side.
From a cultural perspective this is a very attractive firm with over 20 Partners in Melbourne, most of whom moved across from top-tier and major mid-tier firms as they were looking for a firm with a more friendly culture where the focus is on delivering quality work rather than billable hours (which are set at a very reasonable level to encourage better work-life balance for their staff).
As a Legal Recruitment specialist with 10 years experience, I can guarantee that your application is in good hands. The market is small and confidentiality is key. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have about this position or to discuss other options currently available in the market.