Sydney, New South Wales
3 months ago
Join this dynamic Environment & Planning team and gain access to a breadth of market-leading advisory and contentious work in planning, environment and local government matters.
This dynamic Environment & Planning team is seeking a Lawyer with 2-5 years' PQE to join in Sydney.
Demonstrated knowledge of:
- local government law;
- planning law;
- pollution and contamination;
- resources management;
- built and natural heritage and historic buildings;
- land valuation, compulsory acquisition and rating; and
- coastal and marine.
Demonstrated skills in planning, environment and local government litigation in terms of:
- implementing Court procedures and forms;
- implementing steps in the conduct of civil proceedings (appeals and reviews) and criminal proceedings (enforcement);
- briefing legal Counsel and expert witnesses including the drafting of observations for perusal by the responsible Senior Associate, Special Counsel or Partner;
- performing appearances on minor contested interlocutory mentions in Court; and
- instructing legal Counsel at hearings.
Demonstrated research and written and oral communication skills in relation to:
- the interpretation of planning instruments;
- the interpretation of planning, environment and local government legislation; and
- conducting accurate analysis of court decisions of planning, environment and local government courts and tribunals.
Our client is the Australian firm to watch this year! They are in a period of exciting growth and exceptional profitability. They provide first-class legal services across the full spectrum of matters, including major transactions, projects and significant disputes, offering strategic advice on their clients' most challenging issues.
- Flexible working as standard - the firm has established flexibility as standard business practice and an option for all their people.
- Bonus leave - an additional week of leave each year (5 weeks annual leave in total)
- Wellbeing program - they support the wellbeing of their people across areas including resilience, mental health, mindfulness, personal development, physical health and self-care.
- Diversity and Inclusion - this is a key area of focus for the firm. The firm sets meaningful goals to improve diversity and an inclusive culture in which all employees feel supported and valued.
- Responsible business approach - the firm is a member of the United Nations Global Compact, and is committed to promoting and respecting human rights, supporting the Compact's Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. They are also a member of AusLSA, which works to promote and increase sustainable practices across the legal sector.
- Learning and development opportunities - including their Australian-first international study scholarship, national training program and mentoring program
Please contact me for a confidential discussion:
T: 02 9236 9076
Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However, we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.
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Taylor Root is part of The Specialist Recruitment Group PTY LTD, which is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.