Senior Lawyer | 5-7 PQE | Construction at LegalVision Australia

Legal, Full Time, Sydney, Australia sydney legal full-time
Description
Posted 10 days ago

About Us

LegalVision is a market disruptor in the commercial legal services industry. Our innovative business model and custom-built technology allow our lawyers to provide a faster, better quality and more cost-effective client experience. LegalVision is a leader in delivering legal services in Australia and has assisted more than 150,000 businesses. We were named an Employer of Choice by Australasian Lawyer in 2019 and 2020, and Law Firm of the Year at the 2021 Australasian Law Awards. In early 2021 we opened our virtual doors in New Zealand, and in 2022 we will be launching in the UK!


The Opportunity

To keep up with rapid growth, we’ve created a new role for a 5-7 PQE Senior Construction Lawyer with solid Front-End and/or Back-End experience to join our Commercial Contracts team. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced lawyer from a leading private practice firm or with quality in-house experience to accelerate their career and master their craft alongside seasoned construction lawyers. 

This is an opportunity to practice law differently - without the inflexibility, micromanagement and facetime of traditional law firms - whilst continuing to work on complex matters with engaged clients. You’ll enjoy the benefits of autonomy and flexibility, whilst working alongside legal experts who genuinely care about and are invested in your professional growth.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating construction and procurement contracts (both residential and commercial projects) and advising clients on regulatory requirements in the building and construction industry.
  • Taking ownership of client relationships and work, and being the client contact for a range of construction and general commercial matters. 
  • Building skills and knowledge outside of your area of expertise – our legal teams work together across a range of commercial practice areas (including consumer and privacy law) while maintaining their own specialities.
  • Supervising and mentoring junior lawyers.
  • The Ideal Candidate

  • Quality experience: 5-7 years of experience at a mid or top-tier firm or quality in-house environment, working on a broad range of front-end and back-end matters (preferably in both the residential and commercial spaces). Additional experience with general commercial and IT contracts will be highly valued.
  • Efficient: Prioritises effectively; focuses on what matters; is super organised.
  • Commercial: Has business acumen; understands the building and construction industry; is solutions focused.
  • Autonomous: Likes help, but doesn’t need it; owns their work and capable of working independently; loves responsibility and working directly with clients (SME through to in-house counsel).
  • Collaborative: Gets a kick out of working with smart, fun and passionate people and learning from them.
  • Adaptable: Grasps new concepts quickly; embraces change; improves every day.
  • The Perks

  • No billable hours, and no suits!
  • Fast-paced client centric environment with accelerated growth opportunities.
  • Talented and energetic team members across Australia, New Zealand, and soon the UK.
  • Annual budget to spend on external learning opportunities.
  • Paid volunteering, birthday and parental leave.
  • Relaxed office environment + fully supported working from home arrangements.
  • Apply Today!

    If this sounds like your kind of role, we’d love to hear from you! 

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will close once the role is filled, so apply early to avoid missing out.

    A note to recruiters: we’re all over this role, so there’s no need for you to get in touch. LegalVision does not accept unsolicited CVs or responsibility for any fees related to unsolicited CVs. Thanks!