Senior Associate, Construction Litigation (Brisbane)

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Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Brisbane
Categories: Experienced Lawyers

About Allens

Allens is a leading international law firm with a long and proud heritage of shaping the future for our clients, our people and the communities in which we work.

From playing a pioneering role in the development of legislation and regulatory frameworks in the Asia region for almost 200 years, to acting on numerous 'firsts' across a range of industry and community issues, it is in our DNA to make a difference and help shape what our world looks like.

Over this time, we've grown in scale and reach, today offering clients a global network of 40 offices in 28 locations through our global alliance with Linklaters.

Our Opportunity

Our construction disputes team delivers commercial and cost effective solutions utilising the whole spectrum of dispute resolution processes. Our approach is to gain a clear understanding of our client's objectives and assist them to achieve an early negotiated solution that is workable and minimises the impact on successful project completion.

We have extensive experience in successfully prosecuting and defending formal proceedings and we also assist clients with claims during the contract phase and under the BIF Act.  Our team is experienced in achieving results in litigation and arbitrations that involve complex technical and legal issues in a variety of industry areas, including energy & resources, construction, procurement and infrastructure.

Our Brisbane office has an opportunity for a Senior Associate to join our construction litigation team.  The successful candidate will be a key member of the team, getting the opportunity to work on a broad range of construction contracts and disputes on major projects.

Our construction team works collaboratively on large commercial disputes in Brisbane as well as across states, giving our lawyers an opportunity to work on major projects throughout Australia and overseas.   

What you'll bring

To succeed in this role you will need:

  • Experience in construction disputes at a well-regarded top tier firm, international firm, large Australian firm or boutique firm.  We would also be open to interest from candidates with a background in general litigation, who would be interested in specialising in construction disputes;
  • An ability to effectively manage smaller matters and discrete elements of larger matters.
  • A willingness to build an understanding of clients and develop effective working relationships.
  • An ability to establish a professional profile and internal networks.
  • A willingness to develop others through mentoring and sharing experiences and networks.

What we'll offer

You will be an integral part of a high performing, national team.

At Allens, we provide lifelong learning that develops you personally and professionally, and access to people and leaders who can help you become the best you can be. You'll be given ongoing opportunities to get involved and to take your career all the way.

You'll enjoy a range of other benefits including free gym membership, staff discounts with hundreds of suppliers and regular social and sporting activities. Allens also leads the profession in community investment, giving you the opportunity to make a difference through our work on reconciliation, the environment and other social justice issues as well as our workplace giving and volunteering programs.

Are you ready to begin?

We prefer to hear from you directly. Please submit your resume via our on-line careers site addressed to Christa Howat, Senior Resourcing Consultant and or call Christa on +61 07 3334 3115 for a confidential discussion.

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