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Associate or Senior Associate – Planning, Environment and Government

Our firm

LTL is a highly successful independent specialist planning, environment and government law firm.

Working predominantly with state government agencies and local government authorities, our partners include industry recognized experts, accredited specialists and are regularly included in Doyle’s Guide and Best Lawyers Australia.

We have industry recognized specialties in environmental planning, infrastructure funding, major projects and local government law. Our work covers litigation, complex advising and transactional agreements.


Your place in our team

You will work directly with the firm’s partners – Dr Lindsay TaylorMegan HawleyStuart Simington, Sue Puckeridge, Liam Mulligan & Katie Mortimer – and alongside the firm’s other senior lawyers and be assisted by talented junior lawyers and a fully resourced team of business support staff.

You will be able to work across a range of diverse matters, including.

  • development appeals and judicial review in the Land & Environment Court (including substantial opportunities for appearing as advocate)
  • environmental prosecutions
  • planning & development law and projects
  • developer contributions and planning agreements
  • biodiversity & threatened species
  • pollution and contamination
  • public sector governance and administration

Your background

You possess:

  • a current practising certificate from an Australian jurisdiction
  • the ability and desire to work collaboratively in a dynamic, co-operative and harmonious team
  • high level expertise in legal drafting and/or environmental planning litigation
  • the ability to prepare high quality, complex written advices directed to public sector clients
  • excellent statutory interpretation and legal research skills
  • ability to work under minimal supervision but with direction and guidance of experienced partners
  • a desire to be the best lawyer you can possibly be

Your return

  • a very competitive salary package that recognizes your achievements to date and your potential
  • 5 weeks annual leave & 18 weeks paid parental leave, including super
  • financial & other support for post-graduate or further studies
  • agile, hybrid/WFH working arrangements with the IT infrastructure required to make it work
  • excellent and realistic prospects for career progression based solely on performance

How to apply

LTL has a demonstrated commitment to a diverse, open and flexible workplace and welcomes a full range of applicants and applications.

Applications – including CV, cover letter and Transcripts – should be marked to the attention of Dr Matthew McNamara and uploaded via the portal below.

For a confidential discussion about the role and our firm, please contact Matthew McNamara on 02 8235 9790


Posted: 23 April 2024