Lawyer (2-3 PQE) - Environment & Planning


The role

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Lawyer with 2-3 years post qualification experience to join our Melbourne Environment & Planning team on a full time basis. The team are recruiting these additional resources following the successful appointment of several new high profile projects.

These positions will give the successful applicants the opportunity to work with a market leading team in this dynamic practice and growth legal area. The roles will focus on both public and private sector clients working on a diverse range of regulatory and planning issues such as new developments seeking approvals, major infrastructure projects (rail and road) and you will advise local governments and assist clients with environmental compliance. You will work extensively with other practice areas within Clayton Utz as part of project teams.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Experience in Environmental and or Planning law
  • Knowledge of regulatory matters and possess strong client-facing capability
  • Strong academic achievements
  • Familiarity with Supreme/Federal Court litigation and Land court litigation
  • The ability to work independently and autonomously and a strong work ethic
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills; required for building client relationships and maintaining a positive team environment

In addition to this, we're looking for a resilient, self-starter. Someone who is able to work autonomously and is focused on attention to detail and providing an outstanding service to their clients.

The Environment & Planning team

Our Environment and Planning Practice Group guides clients through the complex web of planning laws. The planning law in each State is complex, so we specialise in all areas of planning law including environmental impact assessment requirements for proposed developments and infrastructure and liaising with regulatory authorities.

For further information, please visit our Environment and Planning showcase page on LinkedIn.

About Clayton Utz

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 with major national and government 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?

To submit your interest in this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or contact Emma Duncan on 03 9286 6682 for more information.

For more information on Clayton Utz, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn here.

Clayton Utz is an inclusive employer that supports flexible work arrangements.

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.