Lawyer — Property

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About Swaab

We are a mul­ti-award win­ning, com­mer­cial law firm.

Estab­lished in 1981 we have grown to become a haven for inno­va­tion, entre­pre­neur­ship, fam­i­ly busi­ness, SMEs, cor­po­rates, high-net-worth indi­vid­u­als and gov­ern­ment clients. We hold a unique posi­tion in the mar­ket place, as a firm with both full-ser­vice Com­mer­cial and Fam­i­ly law offer­ings. Our suc­cess has been a result of putting our peo­ple and clients first by liv­ing our val­ues of: Com­mit­ment, Integri­ty, Excel­lence, Gen­eros­i­ty of Spir­it, Uni­ty and Inno­va­tion. Our strong and endur­ing cul­ture has been the result of devel­op­ing and nur­tur­ing long-term client relationships.

Our key areas of prac­tice are fam­i­ly law, cor­po­rate, com­mer­cial, intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty and tech­nol­o­gy, employ­ment law, prop­er­ty, plan­ning, con­struc­tion, lit­i­ga­tion, insol­ven­cy and franchising.

We are a mem­ber of Mer­i­tas, a glob­al alliance of inde­pen­dent, full ser­vice law firms and are its only Syd­ney based mem­ber. This allows us to keep in touch glob­al­ly, pro­vide extend­ed ser­vices to our clients and gives us the expo­sure and oppor­tu­ni­ty to work with inter­na­tion­al businesses.

About the role

We are look­ing for a bright, moti­vat­ed, client focused, expe­ri­enced Senior Asso­ciate with min­i­mum 6 years PQE to work direct­ly with our Part­ners in the Prop­er­ty, Plan­ning and Projects (PPP) team. 

This will be a broad role work­ing on the following:

  • Review­ing, draft­ing and nego­ti­at­ing agree­ments for lease and leas­es and ancil­lary documents
  • Advis­ing clients (ven­dors and pur­chas­es) in all stages of a very broad range of com­mer­cial prop­er­ty transactions
  • Act­ing for clients in the sale and acqui­si­tions of com­mer­cial, indus­tri­al prop­er­ty and rur­al land
  • Act­ing on devel­op­ment projects (involv­ing land sub­di­vi­sions, res­i­den­tial devel­op­ments and com­mer­cial devel­op­ments), includ­ing advis­ing on devel­op­ment agree­ments, joint ven­ture agree­ments and access licences
  • Expe­ri­ence in title struc­tur­ing and draft­ing ease­ments, restric­tions of use and pos­i­tive covenants
  • Car­ry­ing out prop­er­ty due diligence

Skills & Experience

To be con­sid­ered for this posi­tion, you will have at least 6 years post qual­i­fy­ing expe­ri­ence as a tech­ni­cal­ly com­pe­tent Prop­er­ty lawyer advis­ing on com­plex and bespoke mat­ters. It is impor­tant that you are a strong com­mu­ni­ca­tor, you pride your­self in your high atten­tion to detail and you plan your time effec­tive­ly to meet deadlines. 

An inter­me­di­ate lev­el of MS Office appli­ca­tions is essen­tial and expe­ri­ence with use of Affin­i­ty prac­tice man­age­ment sys­tem and File Site Doc­u­ment Man­age­ment would be high­ly regard­ed but not essen­tial as full train­ing will be given.

This is a great oppor­tu­ni­ty for an enthu­si­as­tic dri­ven lawyer to real­ly own the role and join a high­ly-regard­ed Prop­er­ty and Com­mer­cial prac­tice, work­ing with two sup­port­ive Partners. 


Work­place cul­ture is every­thing to us, because when our peo­ple are hap­py, we know they will look after our clients and them­selves. Swaab is a place where peo­ple feel they can inno­vate, col­lab­o­rate and devel­op their careers and are reward­ed for their efforts. Your well-being and that of all our team is a high pri­or­i­ty and we work hard to con­tin­u­al­ly work on our culture.


In addi­tion to a com­pet­i­tive salary pack­age, you will also ben­e­fit from the following:

  • Salary con­tin­u­ance insurance
  • Career pro­gres­sion
  • Gym/​wellness contribution
  • Excel­lent work­place envi­ron­ment and culture
  • Flex­i­bil­i­ty
  • Reg­u­lar team build­ing and social events
  • Sup­port­ive team and firm
  • Pur­chased leave
  • Flu shots
  • EAP
  • Annu­al legal allowance
  • Yoga
  • Var­i­ous oth­er well-being initiatives

How to Apply

If this sounds like an oppor­tu­ni­ty that you want to explore fur­ther, please apply now, direct­ing your appli­ca­tion to Angela Sharpe, Head of Peo­ple and Cul­ture. All appli­ca­tions will be treat­ed in strict confidence.

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