Lawyer (3-5 PQE) - Environment and Planning



The role Our Environment & Planning practice currently have an exciting opportunities for a Lawyer with ideally more than 3 years post qualification experience to join our Environment and Planning team in Sydney, working under Nick Thomas . 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.

You will work with clients who include Federal, State and local government agencies, as well as ASX100 listed and multinational corporations. Skills & Experience To be successful in this role, ideally you will have about 3 years legal experience with a broad background within Environment & Planning or related areas, acting for senior government agencies and major corporations. Strong candidates approaching their 3 years will also be considered.

You will have a sound understanding of regulatory matters and strong client-facing capability. You will have a collaborative approach and work well with clients, consultants, counsel, more junior lawyers and other parties. You will enjoy project, transactional, litigation and dispute related work.

In addition to this, we're looking for a resilient, self-starter. Someone who is able to work autonomously and is focused on attention to detail and providing an outstanding service to their clients. The Environment & Planning team Our Environment and Planning Practice Group is rated as one of only three tier 1 teams in Australia, and has been recognised as the leading team in Australia.

We specialise in all areas of environment and planning law, as well as climate change, sustainability, water, energy, and resources laws. Our work covers large scale development and infrastructure projects, energy and resources, waste, major transactions, operational compliance, strategic and policy advice, incident management and litigation. Our full service and truly national offering means we work closely with others throughout our firm, so our clients have access to the best legal advice wherever they are.

Our clients are domestic and internationally based, and they operate in a wide range of sectors, including government, resources, energy, infrastructure, urban development, construction, manufacturing, transport and logistics, waste, health services and agribusiness. For further information, please visit our Environment and Planning showcase page on LinkedIn. The firm As Australia’s leading independent law firm, our culture has been built by innovative thinkers.

They are the driving force behind our firm and if you choose to be part of the team your expectations will be challenged every step of the way. We’re looking for individuals who will thrive under our spirit of independence. Dynamic personalities who can collaborate, innovate and strive for success within.

Clayton Utz
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20 Sep 2019


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