Senior Legal Counsel - Construction & infrastructure

  • Location

    Sydney, New South Wales

  • Sector:

    Corporate & Commercial

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  • Contact:

    Daniel Hogan

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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The business:

A legal career expanding opportunity to join a major global construction and infrastructure business dedicated to delivering some of the world's most ambitious and largest infrastructure projects across a range of sectors.

The opportunity:

This is a great opportunity for a highly experienced Senior Legal Counsel to work in a major project environment with construction disputes experience. Strong career progression opportunities to join the legal project team in Sydney. This international leader is looking for a construction/infrastructure disputes lawyer to support key stakeholders on a range of large-scale projects work.

About you:

You will have a minimum of 10+ years post-admission experience as a construction and infrastructure disputes lawyer gained in private practice and ideally in-house. You will provide advice and support to relevant senior stakeholders. You will possess the ability to identify business risk in a variety of commercial situations. Your communication skills will be exceptional.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice and assistance in conducting claims or defence of claims.
  • Analysis of contractual insurance and other relevant legal rights and obligations.
  • Review of documentary evidence and interview witnesses, where necessary taking statements.
  • Attend negotiation meetings and other forums for resolving disputes.
  • Drafting submissions and settlement agreements to expert determiner/arbitrator.
  • Instruct external solicitors and counsel.

Ideal candidate:

  • 10 years + post qualification experience, ideally made up of private practice and in-house experience (whether permanent role or on secondment).
  • Experience of personally conducting or managing construction disputes subject to litigation, arbitration, adjudication, etc. from the outset to conclusion.
  • Knowledge of construction industry practices, including procurement methodology, risk profile norms, standard form contract provisions.
  • Excellent communication skills - ability to communicate complex concepts clearly
  • Excellent legal drafting skills - ability to draft contracts, notices, pleadings, submissions, statements, affidavits, correspondence.
  • Verbal reasoning skills - ability to interpret the precise meaning of written documents such as contracts, legislation, case decisions.
  • Risk assessment and risk mitigation skills - ability to identify risks/issues and offer practical commercially appropriate solutions to manage/ mitigate risks.

To express your interest in this position please email your CV to or call Daniel Hogan on 02 9236 9000


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