Graduate, Construction Law

Work Type: Permanent Full-time

Addisons is seeking an enthusiastic Law Graduate who has a strong interest in construction law to join our Construction practice on a full-time basis.

We are looking for a motivated individual who is eager to grow and establish themselves as a future specialist in construction law, both for clients and within the firm. Our practice includes preparation and negotiation of tender and contract documentation for all sectors of the construction industry in Australia, ranging from property development to energy projects.

You will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with a group of outstanding senior lawyers who specialise in handling prominent construction transactions and disputes. The team is highly committed to their work and brings a wealth of experience to the table. The partner leading the team has consistently been acknowledged as a top construction and infrastructure lawyer by clients and peers since 2014.

If you have a strong passion for construction law and looking for a career that prioritises ongoing learning and building strong client relationships, then Addisons may be the ideal starting point for your professional journey.  You will be part of a collaborative, knowledgeable and supportive team, gaining valuable experience in “front end” contract drafting and “back end” litigation proceedings. As you progress in your career, you will be exposed to a variety of interesting matters with diverse clients including property developers, institutional investors, major contractors, and consultants across a range of large infrastructure, commercial, retail, and residential projects.

About you

To be considered for the role, you will have:

  • Completed Practical Legal Training or recently admitted as an Australian Lawyer
  • Outstanding academic record
  • A genuine interest in pursuing a career in construction law
  • Organised and proactive with a strong desire to learn
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work autonomously and in a high-pressure team environment
  • Strong organisational and time management skills to effectively handle multiple tasks and deadlines effectively
  • Strong analytical and investigative skills with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • High level of professionalism, exceptional client service skills and ability to handle sensitive/confidential information with appropriate care.

About Addisons

Addisons is an Australian law firm based in Sydney. We deliver commercially sound legal solutions of the highest standard to clients globally.

Addisons is driven to provide bespoke legal solutions for our Australian and international clients, as well as support our community through pro bono work.

Our core values of Excellence, Collaboration, Respect and Trust foster long-term partnerships with our clients and our people.

Working at Addisons

Addisons is committed to bringing out the best in our people. We invest in you to succeed through client exposure, high quality training and development and encourage open communication.

Addisons attracts the very best people with outstanding levels of talent, character and work ethic. We value each other and the unique culture we have created, with an inclusive, diverse and positive work environment which includes social activities, morning teas, drinks, and casual dress every Friday.

Employer of Choice

We support our lawyers and staff through employee-centred programs. Addisons is recognised as a “5-Star Employer of Choice 2023” by Australasian Lawyer, placing the firm amongst the top law firms to work for in Australia.

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Application Form

To apply to the Addisons Graduate Program, please upload three PDF documents:
1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Academic Record / University Transcript

Applications can be uploaded from 1 July 2022.