Brisbane - Solicitor/Associate (Construction & Engineering, Disputes)


The Firm

Carter Newell Lawyers is an award-winning specialist law firm providing legal advice to Australian and international corporate clients.  Founded in 1989, we are proud to celebrate 34 years of experience and service to our clients in 2023. 

We recognise the importance of offering our staff not only the best work in our specialist areas, but also a culture which embraces flexibility, individuality, integrity and education. At Carter Newell, we encourage the best use of all skills and experience of our staff, providing greater efficiency and overall job satisfaction. Our strong culture is the backbone of our success, supported by the firm’s values.

The Team & Position

We are currently seeking a Solicitor/Associate to join our Construction & Engineering team. Working closely with Partners and senior team members, matters will incorporate large-scale disputes including contract claims involving issues such as defective work, trade practices, delay costs, variations, and liquidated damages.

With the team of 17 lawyers specialising in front-end, back-end and insurance matters, our Construction & Engineering team acts for public and significant private companies in the mining, engineering, construction, and property industries, including developers, main contractors, principals, sub-contractors, and construction insurers. With a strong national reputation, the team is regarded as one of the most respected legal practices dealing with construction and engineering issues.

The team’s approach to disputes is to provide a timely, efficient, and economic resolution of disputes.

Our range of services include:

  • Construction dispute resolution;
  • Security of payment adjudication disputes;
  • Litigation and arbitration including large-scale disputes;
  • Time-related claims (prolongation, disruption, acceleration and liquidated damages);
  • Variations;
  • Defective work claims; and
  • Design and consultant liability claims.

The role offers great progression opportunities and genuine Partner access, coaching and mentoring. You can expect to be challenged with a wide variety of work.

Essential Experience and Criteria

To be considered for this role, you will have 3-5 years post-admission experience in construction dispute resolution, with experience working on security of payment adjudication matters. You will have excellent analytical skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines. You are passionate about building strong client relationships and providing high quality service and advice.


At Carter Newell we are a professional team and have a strong client focus, but we love to have some fun along the way. We also provide: 

  • An ongoing commitment to career development
  • A health & wellness program 
  • Workplace flexibility to ensure life balance 
  • A supportive leadership team dedicated to a culture of collegiality and excellence
  • Extra perks that make a great office environment like fruit baskets and morning teas - any excuse for cake!

If you embrace firm culture, pursue excellence and have a passion for what you do, you will excel in a career at Carter Newell. 

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