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Senior Lawyer/ Senior Associate - Environment & Sustainable DevelopmentClayton Utz
The role Our Environment & Sustainable Development practice currently has a rare and exciting opportunity for a Senior Lawyer with more than 4 years post qualification experience or Senior Associate to join our team in Perth. We are looking for a highly motivated lawyer who wants to take on a senior, leadership role in a dynamic and growing practice group. You will be given the opportunity to work directly with our partner, Lucy Shea, who leads the team, and to play an important role in team strategy, business development and the mentoring of our passionate junior lawyers.
The role will give you the opportunity to grow within a supportive and collegiate working environment. You will be part of a busy and high performing team with a shared passion for the environment and a solutions-driven approach to working with our clients. The role will see you working in a diverse range of situations on strategic and policy advice, major projects and transactions, litigation and dispute resolution.
Skills & Experience To be successful in this role, ideally you will have: at least 4 years post qualification legal experience with a broad background in environmental and planning law and/or other related areas, acting for private and public sector clients; strong technical skills and attention to detail; sound understanding of regulatory matters; some familiarity with State Administrative Tribunal/Supreme Court/Federal Court litigation; the ability to work independently and autonomously and a strong work ethic; highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, required for building client relationships and maintaining a positive team environment; and a collaborative approach, working well with clients, consultants, counsel, more junior lawyers and other parties. Experienced lawyers who are looking to advance their career and progress to Senior Associate are encouraged to apply. The Environment & Sustainable Development team Our Environment and Sustainable Development Practice Group is rated as one of only three tier 1 teams in Australia, and our Perth team has been recognised as a leading team in Western Australia.
We specialise in all areas of environment and planning law, as well as climate change, sustainability, water, energy, resources and Aboriginal heritage laws. In Perth our work has a strong focus on major projects in the energy and resource sector. We assist our clients to obtain approvals, maintain operational compliance and deal with rehabilitation, remediation and closure.
We also work with government agencies on large infrastructure projects. The practice is diverse: we regularly attend before the State Administrative Tribunal and the various levels of the courts, we negotiate solutions, we work with clients to develop approval and business strategies, we advise on risk and risk management in corporate transactions and we document agreements. We are specialists in an exciting and evolving area of the law.
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