Environment & Planning Lawyer

Environment & Planning Lawyer

Job Title: Environment & Planning Lawyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney CBD, New South Wales
Salary: AU$80000 - AU$130000 per annum + work/life balance + career progression
Reference: MT20252_1607408583
Contact Name: Marianna Tuccia
Contact Email: marianna@empirecareers.com.au
Job Published: December 08, 2020 17:23

Job Description

2 to 4 year lawyer role. Leading environment & planning team. National law firm. Outstanding client base, both government and corporate. Learn from seasoned partners. Be developed and have career progression.

The firm & The Role

Our client is a major commercial law firm with a leading environment & planning team and they are looking to recruit a lawyer at around 2 to 4 years pae. Working closely with an industry leading partner, you will be given high levels of client responsibility and autonomy. You will have carriage of your own matters and you will be going to court on a frequent basis.

This role will see you:

  • Undertaking advocacy in the Land & Environment Court;
  • Being exposed to planning appeals;
  • Working on enforcements & judicial reviews;
  • Undertaking prosecutions;
  • Providing advice in relation to developments, contaminated land and heritage sites;
  • Advising on major property developments

This is a busy and growing team and you will be challenged on a daily basis.

Skills & Attributes

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Around 2 to 4 years pae experience in environment & planning law
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent writing and advisory skills
  • Experience appearing in the Land & Environment Court
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Drafting and analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a committed team
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to think outside the box
  • Enthusiasm, a willingness to learn and take on responsibility

Culture & Benefits

Our client is proud of its excellent working culture. The partners are committed to providing first class legal services as well as providing a working environment that is dynamic, forward thinking and progressive. The partners promote a culture of inclusiveness and diversity.

Other benefits include access to internal and external learning and development programmes, post graduate study assistance, opportunity to purchase additional annual leave, opportunity to become involved in pro bono matters.

Our client also promotes a work/life balance and flexible working arrangements.


For a confidential discussion regarding this role or to explore other career opportunities please contact:

Marianna Tuccia BA, LLB (SK912353A)

Ref No: MT20252
Email: Marianna.tuccia@empiregroup.com.au
Phone: 0422 671 673

Applications close 8 January 2021. Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.