Part-Time In-House Counsel | Property Lawyer | 5+ Years PAE | GOLD COAST BASED

Location Gold Coast
Discipline: in-house counsel , lawyer (incl associate & senior associate)
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Market Leading Remuneration
Contact name: Ena Pita

Contact email:
Job ref: PTC202172
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP
Perfect In-House opportunity with a dynamic Gold Coast Property Development company for a senior property lawyer looking for part-time hours spread over 4-5 days. Perfect for anyone looking for school hours. 


The role will see you reporting directly to the Managing Director and working collaboratively with the CFO and Development Manager. Your primary focus will be to handle most of the transactional legal requirements of this role in-house (as opposed to briefing external panel), including but not limited to:

  • Mid to large scale flat land subdivisions;
  • Site acquisitions and due diligence;
  • Reviewing and providing advice on finance documents;
  • Advising on obligations under the PPSA requirements;
  • Development applications and registration of plans;
  • Preparation of Contracts and Disclosure Statements, Option Agreements, Deeds of Assignment, Consent Caveats for Call Options, as well as exercising Put & Call options as applicable;
  • Drafting general commercial agreements;
  • Ancillary contract advice on Standard Form building contracts;
  • Refining and continuing the development of suites of legal documents; 
  • Supervision of a Paralegal managing the conveyancing of flat-land subdivisions (approx 200 per annum); as well as 
  • Liaising with government authorities.
You may need to brief and manage an external legal service provider on more complex issues such as joint ventures and corporate structuring.

We are seeking applications from enthusiastic commercially minded lawyers with 5 to 8 years post-qualification experience and a strong interest in property development.

The successful candidate must have experience working on QLD property law transactions, including residential flat land developments. Exceptional drafting and negotiation skills are also imperative for this role. 

You will also be expected you have excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills alongside a demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships. 


This is truly a sensational opportunity to excel your career in a professional, yet relaxed team environment offering genuine work-life balance. You will be compensated with a competitive remuneration package commensurate with your experience.


At Law Staff we maintain the highest protocols during Covid and therefore offer a meeting over Zoom or FaceTime, as well as offer a contactless meeting in a lounge room setting for a relaxed confidential discussion over coffee/tea, allowing you to comfortably provide us with an understanding of your considerations in that next move. We are full in our disclosure and by the end of the meeting you will be provided with a detailed profile of this opportunity for you to go away and research at your leisure. To apply please click APPLY attaching the relevant documents. Alternatively please quote Ref No:
 PTC202172 and forward your Professional Profile to: 
  • Ena Pita -
  • Trudy Reading -
If this role is not entirely suitable then we would still enjoy the opportunity of hearing from you. We often work on roles that are not advertised, with a range of positions across private practice and in-house.  
LawStaff | L 22 HSBC Bld | 300 Queen St | Brisbane (07) 3221 1229 

Please note, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.