Solicitor/Associate (Construction & Engineering) - Brisbane


Enhance your professional career as a Solicitor/Associate in our dynamic and high-performing Construction & Engineering team in Brisbane.   


The Firm


Carter Newell Lawyers is an award-winning specialist law firm with an enviable national and international client base of large corporations and public sector agencies. We recognise that our people are what makes us successful, and we pursue excellence in everything we do in an open, friendly, and social culture.


With offices in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, our teams collaborate to ensure outstanding client service and satisfaction. At Carter Newell, you will be encouraged to write your own career journey in a progressive and supportive environment, surrounded by like-minded professionals.


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, professionalism and client focus, coupled with a transformative culture, are core to our business strategy and team. We are proud to reward our employees with additional benefits and services that contribute to a balanced work environment. Our staff create and maintain strong relationships within the firm through our team activities and social club events held frequently throughout the year.


Our culture is one based on cultivating sustainability and inclusivity, where all employees are recognised for their unique contributions. We enable staff to meet their own personal goals and balance their work and personal lives effectively. Cultural diversity awareness is identified and celebrated across the firm, fostering an inclusive working environment for all employees.

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


How to Apply


If this role sounds like you, please apply now via the details below to submit your resume and cover letter.


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