Construction & Major Projects Partner | Special Counsel stepping up

Location: Brisbane
Discipline: partner & special counsel
Job type: Permanent
Salary: $350,000 to $1M++
Contact name: Craig Ashton-Sward

Contact email:
Job ref: MPP210624
Published: about 1 month ago
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  • Dynamic National Law Firm Achieving 20% Annual Growth Esteemed Government Panels: State & Commonwealth
  • Salary Ranges: $250K (SC), $350K+ Bonuses (SP), up to $1.5M++ (EP)
  • Flexible Start Date Available

Boasting Partners with an average age in their early 40s, this firm combines profound technical prowess with a youthful, collaborative approach.

They are on Local, State, and Commonwealth Government Panels and are always seeking to elevate its service standards, understanding the intricate financial, ethical, legislative, and policy frameworks crucial to their clients.


This firm is aiming to expand by welcoming an additional Partner to their Construction & Major Projects team. This opportunity is also open to a Special Counsel ready to step into a Salaried Partner role upon joining, contingent on their profile's strength.

The successful candidate will collaborate closely with three Partners in Projects & Infrastructure, also working alongside Partners from other sectors catering to the Government.


We're seeking senior lawyers with 10-20 years PAE, with significant recent experience in Brisbane's mid-tier or large national practices, particularly in advising on PPP Projects.

Ideal candidates will have experience in at least two of the following practice areas to complement the firm's existing strengths:
  • Major Projects & Infrastructure: roads, railways, airports, renewable energy, hospitals, schools
  • Construction contract drafting
  • Competitive tendering and procurement
  • Project Management
Your established client relationships within State/Commonwealth Government departments or with Tier 1 or Tier 2 Contractors will speak volumes about your expertise.

Strong team management skills, commercial acumen, and a client-centric approach are essential.


This lateral Partnership appointment comes with competitive salaries and bonuses for entry-level Partners. Equity Partners can expect earnings surpassing industry benchmarks without compromising on prestige or resources.

While some firms cut costs to maintain profit, this firm upholds a robust local and national back-office infrastructure, foundational to each Partner's success.


In challenging times, law firms must innovate to maintain a competitive edge and sustainable profit for Partners. Law Staff, with 30 years of specialised consultancy to the legal profession, excels in facilitating discrete transitions for partners and teams across various practice tiers. We provide invaluable intelligence on firm profitability, partnership structures, growth plans, practice compatibility, historical transitions, performance expectations, and partnership culture nuances.

Our Senior Client Advisors assist partners in crafting detailed business plans, focusing on key practice components and transition requirements. Rest assured, confidentiality is paramount until you're ready to proceed.


We offer confidential discussions over Teams or in a relaxed setting over coffee/tea to understand your aspirations better.

For a confidential discussion, please mention MPP210624 and contact either:
  • Craig Ashton-Sward (Director & Senior Client Advisor)
    • Email:
    • Phone: 0413 743 838 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm, 7 days)
  • Trudy Reading (Senior Client Advisor)
    • Email:
    • Phone: 0401 504 203 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm, 7 days)
Your anonymity is respected in initial interactions if preferred.
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