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Graduate Lawyer - Construction

About you

You are keen to bring your enthusiasm for construction to join a leading property practice and launch your legal career.  You are a recent graduate or soon-to-be graduate with an eye for detail and ideally some experience in preparing and reviewing contractual documentation. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and an eagerness to learn. You are a team player with a collaborative approach to work. 

Your role

Working closely with partner Matthew Taylor, the graduate role will be doing a mix of front and back end construction, working on a broad range of matters including construction, development and infrastructure. The role will see you working alongside senior lawyers to prepare and negotiate all types of agreements, contracts and documents for building and engineering projects as well as dispute resolution of all types in all relevant tribunals.

In return, you will receive outstanding mentoring and have the opportunity to drive your career working in one of Australia's most dynamic and leading construction practices. Our [email protected] program provides you with the right learning opportunities to grow the skills, knowledge and behaviours that support your development at every stage of your career.  

About us

Gadens is a pre-eminent, independent Australian law firm with over 97 partners and 880 staff across our offices nationally.  We are repeatedly recognised as a leading legal service provider in the Chambers Asia Pacific and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific legal directories, and many of our partners and special counsel are recognised as leaders in their areas of law. At Gadens, we are always on the lookout for star performers to join our growing workplace. 

Gadens is recognised as one of Australia’s leading property law practices with particular expertise in high value and strategic transactions, development projects and all types of large scale and stream leasing.  Offering an integrated service through a consolidated practice comprising real estate, construction and planning capability, our team is often involved in major shopping centre, large-scale commercial and mixed-use development and redevelopment projects, as well as matters across the aged care and retirement living, healthcare and the fast growing build-to-rent sector.  In addition, our strong and efficient nationwide leasing practice serves notable government and corporate clients and continues to cater for the needs of over 150 shopping centres.  Our key clients include some of the largest players in Australia's real estate market, such as AMP, Australian Unity, Cbus Property, GPT Group, ISPT, Mirvac, PDG Corporation and Vicinity Centres.

What we offer

Gadens offers:

  • flexible work practices and work life balance
  • performance based bonuses for fee earners
  • up to 26 weeks paid parental leave for primary carers
  • social events so you can relax with your colleagues
  • regular wellbeing initiatives with a focus on better fitness for both the body and mind

To apply

Please submit your resume, academic transcript and a cover letter with your application.

Closed a month ago
Closed a month ago
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:


  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, Australian Working

  • Work from home:

    Hybrid remote

    Hybrid remote

    Employees are allowed to work remotely some of the time but most of the work is done at the company’s physical office. Remote work is considered a perk or a privilege. For example, an employee may work from home for 1-2 days per week.

  • Locations:



    Aug 2022 (approx)

  • Closing Date:11th Jul 2022, 3:00 am


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