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

About Swaab

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.

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