Senior Associate - Real Estate


The role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a high performing Senior Associate to join our Real Estate team in Melbourne on a full time basis.

Working closely with Alison Kennedy, this will be a diverse and exciting role undertaking work across the entire real estate lifecycle for both private and government clients, with a particular focus on the real estate aspects of major infrastructure projects. The team has an unrivalled portfolio of clients and is renowned for its expertise in advising many significant players in the real estate industry.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:
  • At least 5 years' post admission property law experience across a broad range of property classes and transactions. Specific experience in government is highly desirable.
  • An ability to draft clear, commercially-oriented and incisive advice.
  • A strong client service focus and exceptional work ethic.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills for building client relationships and maintaining a positive team environment.
  • Experience mentoring and coaching junior lawyers.

Successful candidates must be also be driven, technically excellent and have the ability to interact confidently with our clients.

The Real Estate team

As a key player in many of Australia's most significant and complex property projects, the multidisciplinary Real Estate team's clients include foreign institutional investors, property fund managers, government authorities, real estate investment trusts, developers and other stakeholders, on some of the largest and most complex projects in Australia.

We are the law firm of choice for large major projects including urban renewal, major development, sustainability, sale and leaseback and joint ventures.

For further information, please visit our Real Estate showcase page on LinkedIn.

The Firm

As Australia’s leading independent law firm, our culture has been built by innovative thinkers. They are the driving force behind our firm and if you choose to be part of the team your expectations will be challenged every step of the way.

We’re looking for individuals who will thrive under our spirit of independence. Dynamic personalities who can collaborate, innovate and strive for success within our collegiate culture. In return we will work to help build the career you’ve always wanted. Are you up for the challenge?

Why Clayton Utz?

As part of this innovative team you will be working across major national, government, and global clients, all the while collaborating with some of the sharpest legal minds in the industry. Clayton Utz has also been a powerful force in Australian pro bono practice, striving to deliver justice for those who need it and not just those who can afford it. In your time here you’ll be constantly surprised by the projects you get to work on and what you can accomplish.

Imagine what you could achieve at a top law firm that actually values independent thinking. A law firm who challenges the status quo.

Go on, challenge your expectations.

How to apply?

We prefer to work directly with candidates, if you are interested in this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or contact Emma Duncan on 03 9286 6682 for more information. Clayton Utz is an inclusive employer that supports flexible work arrangements, please feel free to discuss your flexibility needs with the recruiter for this role.

Accessibility and Inclusion

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Agency submissions

Clayton Utz does not accept agency submissions unless the agency is specifically contacted by a member of the Clayton Utz Recruitment Team. Please do not forward candidate profiles or resumes to Clayton Utz partners, hiring managers or other employees - this will not constitute as an introduction to the firm and Clayton Utz will not be liable for a fee.