Solicitor/Associate (Planning & Environment) - Brisbane


Enhance your professional career as a Solicitor/Associate in our dynamic and high-performing Planning & Environment 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 and strengthen one another ensuring 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 Position

We are currently seeking candidates for a number of roles in our Planning & Environment team in Brisbane CBD. The Planning & Environment team assists clients with development approvals, planning disputes, environmental permits and approvals, including managing non-compliance events. 

The successful candidates would be working on:

  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements within mining, energy, infrastructure and transport.
  • Property planning approvals and tenure (including land access for resources companies and the acquisition of real property interests including rural properties and easements).
  • Providing regulatory advice across a broad range of industries
  • Environmental compliance advice, including the defence of environmental enforcement proceedings.
  • Civil disputes regarding environmental contamination.

Essential Experience and Criteria

You will have 2+ years’ experience in front end Energy & Resources, Planning & Environment, or related practices such as Property or Construction practices. 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. You will enjoy working across a broad range of matters for different types of clients. 

What's on Offer

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 are proud to reward our employees with additional benefits and services that contribute to a balanced and flexible work environment. Your development and career progression will be supported by a number of senior practitioners including three Partners who enjoy working in a collegiate, high performing team environment.

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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