Careers

Paralegal/​Junior Lawyer — Stra­ta, Prop­er­ty and Construction

Excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty for an expe­ri­enced Para­le­gal or Junior Lawyer to work with one of our Part­ners on stra­ta, prop­er­ty and con­struc­tion law matters

About the role

We have an excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty for an expe­ri­enced Para­le­gal or Junior Lawyer 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
  • prop­er­ty mat­ters includ­ing prepa­ra­tion of call option deeds and contracts.


Skills & Experience 

To be con­sid­ered for this posi­tion, you will pos­sess at least 3 years pri­or expe­ri­ence in a sim­i­lar para­le­gal role or have had some expe­ri­ence as a junior lawyer in this area. You will be tech­ni­cal­ly com­pe­tent in the area of prop­er­ty and con­struc­tion law and ide­al­ly have expe­ri­ence in 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.

This role is full time, but we would be able to make it work if the right can­di­date want­ed to work a short­er day. This is a great oppor­tu­ni­ty for an enthu­si­as­tic para­le­gal or junior lawyer who has the dri­ve and capa­bil­i­ty to real­ly own this role.


Cul­ture

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 Nico­la Brown, Head of Peo­ple and Cul­ture. All appli­ca­tions will be treat­ed in strict confidence.

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