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Environment and Planning Lawyer

K&L Gates Australia

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 22/12/2017

Job Category:

Legal / Environmental

Job description:
Environment and Planning Lawyer

Opening Date22-Dec-2017

Closing Date29-Jan-2018

Job LocationSydney

GroupReal Estate


Practice information

We are looking for an environment and planning lawyer to join our growing Real Estate practice in Sydney. With a number of recent senior appointments, the practice is very busy and has a pipeline of work to support further growth. This is an exciting time to join K&L Gates and be part of an environment and planning team with experience covering large scale projects in the energy, renewables, oil and gas, mining and infrastructure sectors. Key clients include energy and gas generators and retailers, renewable companies and government agencies.

What does the role involve?

In your day to day role you will be involved in advising on planning, environmental and regulatory approval pathways, pollution and contamination issues, land access, and environmental and planning litigation.

You will be encouraged to develop client relationships, access and work with our global network of lawyers and resources, and share your knowledge and specialist skills via our comprehensive learning and development offering while actively contributing to business development in this growing area.

About you

The successful candidate will ideally have 3 to 5 years experience in a sophisticated environment and planning practice. Exposure to large scale projects will be highly regarded.

We value our culture at K&L Gates and are proud of our friendly and respectful reputation. We are looking for likeminded individuals who in addition to possessing technical excellence and fantastic client service skills have a sound commercial focus and are able to work collaboratively in a team to get things done. You should be practical and proactive in your approach in addition to demonstrating strong problem solving skills and work well in a team.

The extras

As an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, K&L Gates promotes equal opportunities for women and men to progress in their careers.

Initiatives include:

  • Structured mentoring program
  • Professional development programs
  • Strategic planning program for business development
  • Momentum Program for women and men who are taking a period of parental leave and wish to stay on career track
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave for women and men
  • Flexible working options
  • Salary continuance insurance

About Us

K&L Gates has history as far back as founding firms 1858 in London, UK, 1883 in Seattle, USA and 1946 in Pittsburgh, USA. Merging in the mid 2000s to become the 11th largest Law Firm in the world and becoming K&L Gates as we know it today.

For everyone at K&L Gates, our role is about our clients. They rely on us to provide insightful and practical advice on the diverse issues that affect their businesses. However, they also expect that advice to go hand-in-hand with excellent client service. The combination of our practice strength, global platform, and unwavering commitment to unsurpassed client service is a true differentiator in the legal services marketplace.

Do you like what you see?

Please apply via our Careers page at

Applications close Monday, 29th January 2018.

For more information please contact Tania Brierley, Recruitment Consultant at

For more information about K&L Gates please see our website

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