Construction Litigation Associate or SA

Location: Brisbane
Discipline: lawyer (incl associate & senior associate)
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Bianca Davies

Contact email:
Job ref: WCN140624
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: 14 June 2024 - 14 June 2024
  • Become part of the largest construction team in Queensland with 5 specialist construction partners!

  • Work on billion-dollar international arbitrations and major project adjudications.

  • High salary in line with top-tier firms without the office politics. 

  • Enjoy a stable and secure career with fast progression opportunities

This esteemed practice provides exceptional training and extraordinary mentorship, resulting in a remarkable employee retention rate. It is highly regarded as an employer of choice, attracting lawyers from range of international and national top-tier firms for these reasons.
They have achieved this by creating a workplace where lawyers can become true specialists in one specific area of law and operate with as much autonomy as possible, in line with their skillset and confidence, without the bureaucracy of traditional model law firms. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with at least 2 years of PAE in construction litigation, or general commercial litigation with a keen interest to develop as a specialist lawyer in the projects and infrastructure space.

The firm has created an environment where staff come to work with a sense of purpose and empowerment to take on more complex challenges. The quality of their work is seeing them on the other side of top-tiers. Your responsibilities may span a diverse range of areas, including:

  • Billion dollar International Arbitrations

  • Major Project Adjudications in the hundred of $ millions

  • Infrastructure litigation 

  • Security of Payment claims including adjudications

  • Arbitrations and expert determinations

  • Contract risk management

  • Supreme Court construction litigation

Clients include national developers, consultants, contractors, and subcontractors.  
This firm's business revolves around investing heavily in the training and mentoring of each lawyer to assist them in becoming true experts. 
Moreover, although it might not be an immediate consideration for you, there are significant possibilities for progression at all levels towards partnership in the medium to long term. They prioritise merit-based promotions rather than tenure, offering real advancement opportunities for individuals aiming for partnership.

The salary package proposed is highly competitive, aligning with those of top-tier firms therefore they should be able to meet your expectations quite easily. Significant sign-on bonuses are also on offer for candidates who can hit the ground running.

This firm offers seamless remote-working capabilities, providing all staff with laptops and a range of online resources. Lawyers are encouraged to work remotely at least 1 day a week, often extending to 2 days, following an initial adjustment induction and transition period.

Flexible work schedules are also available to accommodate personal responsibilities, such as childcare arrangements, with the option to modify work hours accordingly.

When at the firm's place of business, lawyers enjoy spacious offices flooded with natural light through large windows, adding to the beauty and functionality of the workspace.

In the first instance, we recommend you have a discreet discussion with us today at which time you will receive a detailed written brief before you decide whether it's for you.
Law Staff provide a relaxed and confidential environment for you to share your skills and career aspirations over coffee or tea. By applying or contacting us, you'll receive detailed information about this role and other opportunities, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of available positions.
To arrange a confidential meeting or discuss further, click APPLY and upload your profile. Alternatively quote Ref: WCN140624 and email your Resume to: - Bianca Davies:
If this role doesn't fully align with your aspirations, we're still keen to hear from you. We regularly work on unadvertised roles across private practice and in-house.
Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.