Job Description

The Canberra office has a great solicitor opportunity in our dynamic Projects & Real Estate group.

Why work with us?

As a leading international law firm headquartered in Asia and recognised as one of the world’s most innovative law firms, King & Wood Mallesons offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience. With access to a global platform, a team of over 2000 lawyers in 27 locations around the world, we work with clients to help them understand local challenges, navigate through regional complexity, and to find commercial solutions that deliver a competitive advantage for our clients.

What sets us apart?

KWM Canberra is not your average law firm. We are Canberra’s first law firm (1927) and are among the three largest commercial law firms in the ACT.  Our Canberra Projects & Real Estate ( P&RE ) team which is regarded as one of Canberra’s leading property and development practices acts in landmark construction and infrastructure projects around the country and in the ACT; responsible for varied legal work which often sets the pace in the market.

The Canberra office has a unique culture that is centred on caring for each other and ensuring we provide people with the best development and professional opportunities. You will have an opportunity to participate in networking, social and sporting activities across the office, and support the community via our Community Impact Program and its volunteer, pro-bono and workplace giving initiatives.

About the team

The P&RE team is a national trading practice group of leading professionals recognised for their expertise in cutting edge sustainable developments. We also actively participate in the sector through deep and meaningful involvement in the Property Council of Australia, the Green Building Council and the ACT Law Society and have been instrumental in shaping the ACT's planning and environment laws and the ACT and regions development scene for many years.

Our team advise on all facets of prominent local and national projects and the management and resolution of disputes in the building, engineering, resources, planning and environment sectors to deliver cost effective solutions to clients. We act for major investors, institutions and contractors, Commonwealth and Territory governments, prominent property owners and the leading players involved in project/infrastructure financing. It is very important to us how our team works together. We work in a high performance environment and have fun while delivering cost effective solutions to clients.

What would you bring to the team?

You will have first rate written and oral communication skills, ability to develop strong drafting and legal analysis skills, as well as an ability to get across complex areas of law quickly.  But what’s most important to us is that you have a passion for commercial law, serving clients and contributing to a stimulating workplace.  You will also have a strong interest in, and understanding of, the industry sectors in which we operate.

You will be self-aware, positive and have the ability to work well with others; being able to collaborate and work in a team is critical to success at KWM.  In this ever changing legal and commercial landscape, you will also thrive in a culture that embraces change.

All of our lawyers, regardless of their level have direct exposure to clients.  You will be the centre of information for our clients and transform the experience by truly engaging in and fostering those relationships to deliver relevant, prompt and commercially astute advice. We seek people who build a culture of commitment to achieve the best results for our clients as well as our people by being innovative, experts in their field and who foster teamwork.


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