Trina Francis – Partner, Family Law, specialising in family law, lawyer-assisted mediation and litigation will be joining our award winning…
Lawyer — Strata & Construction, 3 – 5 years PQE
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Lawyer with 3 – 5 years PQE to work directly with one of our Partners in our busy Property, Planning & Projects (PPP) team.
- CBD Location
- Professional, Dynamic and Friendly environment
- Award winning Law Firm
- People & wellness focused initiatives
We are a multi-award winning, commercial law firm and have been a finalist in the BRW Client Choice Awards for many years. We have won three times with the most recent win being Best Law Firm (rev under $50m) and Best NSW Firm at the BRW Client Choice Awards.
Established by Fredrick Swaab, in Sydney, 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 have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Lawyer with 3 – 5 years PQE to work directly with one of our Partners in our busy Property, Planning & Projects (PPP) team. The role is responsible for assisting the Partner with:
- all aspects of strata law including disputes between lot owners, owners’ corporations and/or third parties, litigated matters, preparation of by-laws and strata renewal proceedings
- building defect claims under the Home Building Act 1989 including dispute resolution, conduct of proceedings in NCAT and Supreme Court of NSW
- construction matters including preparation of construction contracts, remedial works contracts, general advice and contract disputes; and
- preparation of call option deeds and contracts for collaborative and collective sale of strata schemes.
Skills & Experience
To be considered for this position, you will possess at least 3 – 5 years prior experience in a similar role and be technically competent in the area of construction and strata law. It is important that you are a strong communicator and pride yourself in your high attention to detail.
To be successful in this role, you will be able to plan your time efficiently to meet deadlines and be able to work effectively and productively. 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.
The role can be full time or part time. This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic lawyer who has the drive and capability to really own this role.
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.
How to Apply
If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been waiting for please apply now, directing your application to Angela Sharpe, Head of People and Culture. All applications will be treated in strict confidence.