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Senior Lawyer - Major Projects & Construction - Brisbane

Clayton Utz

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Job Posted: 28/09/2017

Job Category:

Legal / Building & Construction

Job description:



As Australia’s leading independent law firm, our culture has been built by innovative thinkers. They are the driving force behind our firm and if you choose to be part of the team your expectations will be challenged every step of the way.

We’re looking for individuals who will thrive under our spirit of independence. Dynamic personalities who can collaborate, innovate and strive for success within our collegiate culture. In return we will work to help build the career you’ve always wanted. Are you up for the challenge?

The MPC Group
The MPC Practice Group is one of the largest dedicated construction practices in the Asia Pacific region, operating as a cohesive group of contentious and non-contentious lawyers. The group works on some of the most significant infrastructure, construction, engineering and contract mining projects in the Asia-Pacific region for public and private participants.

An integrated full service team with the ability to advise on all aspects of major infrastructure, construction, engineering and contract mining projects, from feasibility study through to operation, maintenance and dispute management.

For further information, please visit our Construction and Major Projects showcase page on LinkedIn

The role
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Lawyer with 2-6 years post qualification experience to join our Brisbane Major Projects and Construction team on a full-time basis. Reporting to David Lester you will be working with a collegiate group of like-minded lawyers advising on some of Queensland's most significant major infrastructure projects.

Skills & Experience
To be successful in this role, you will have 2-6 years' experience working at a top-tier or mid-tier firm with:  

  • Front-end experience and a background in banking & finance, construction, property or general commercial law
  • An interest in both major project procurement opportunities as well as broader finance work.
  • A strong academic record.
  • Experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating a broad range of documentation and providing advice to clients in relation to the interpretation and administration of contracts and legislations
  • Technically strong legal skills, the ability to interact confidently with clients.

In addition to this, we're looking for a resilient, self-starter. Someone who is able to work autonomously and is focused on attention to detail and providing an outstanding service to their clients.

Why Clayton Utz?
As part of this innovative team you will be working across major national, government, and global clients. All the while collaborating with some of the sharpest legal minds in the industry. Clayton Utz has also been a powerful force in Australian pro bono practice, striving to deliver justice for those who need it and not just those who can afford it. In your time here you’ll be constantly surprised by the projects you get to work on and what you can accomplish.

Imagine what you could achieve at a top law firm that actually values independent thinking. A law firm who challenges the status quo.

Go on, challenge your expectations.

How to apply?
To submit your interest in this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or contact Kate King on 03 9286 6752 for more information.

For more information on Clayton Utz, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn here

Clayton Utz is an inclusive employer that supports flexible work arrangements.