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Job Title Senior Associate/Associate - Environment & Planning
Work Type Full Time
Job Location Melbourne
Practice Group/Department Disputes and Litigation
Role Senior Associate
  • Fast paced and dynamic team environment
  • Great career development opportunities
  • Leading international law firm

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world's pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4000 lawyers based in over 58 offices across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Our Environment & Planning practice group is recognised as one of the leading teams in Australia and demand on our services has created an opportunity for a Senior Associate or Associate to join the Melbourne team, working with partners Elisa de Wit, Tamara Brezzi and Nick Sutton.

This is an opportunity to get involved in some really interesting litigious and non-litigious environment and planning law matters, working across the public and private sectors. You will be engaged in a mix of transaction, advice and litigation work in the areas of major project approvals, environmental licensing and compliance, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Court proceedings, contaminated land and waste management, water law, carbon and climate change, risk management and incident response. In addition, the role offers fantastic personal and career development through our International Academy, an award-winning, internationally-integrated career development programme that you will follow throughout your working life at the firm. The International Academy is designed to prepare you for each step in your legal career and is complimented by the excellent practical experience you'll gain through working with our supportive partners who operate at the top of their field.

To be considered for this role you must have;


  • A minimum of 3 years PQE ideally gained within a reputable Environment & Planning practice
  • Knowledge of climate change and carbon legislation would be ideal
  • Experience and expertise with planning litigation, advice and project management
  • Strong time management & organisational skills with the capacity to manage multiple projects and conflicting priorities simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including strong drafting skills
  • Strong academic achievements

The successful candidate will need to be an energetic, driven and focused individual with exceptional academic achievements. At Norton Rose Fulbright, you will be rewarded with genuine career prospects and an excellent team environment renowned for its collaborative culture, passion for client service and professional development opportunities. Remuneration will be commensurate with relevant experience.

The successful candidate will need to be an energetic, driven and friendly individual. At Norton Rose Fulbright, you will be rewarded with genuine career prospects and an excellent team environment. Remuneration will be commensurate with relevant experience.

Norton Rose Fulbright values diversity and strives to create an inclusive environment where all employees can bring their whole selves to work. We embrace the opportunity to contribute to the communities in which we work which underpins our strong Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. We provide a range of opportunities in which our people can make a difference to their local and global communities including through pro bono legal work, charitable giving, volunteering and support for the environment.

We are proud that Norton Rose Fulbright in Australia has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) as well as a silver employer for LGBTI Inclusion through the Australian Workplace Equality Index.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to apply.

To apply online please click the 'Apply' button below. It is the policy of NRFA Group to provide workplace adjustments for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application/interview process, please contact Yvette Borradale (03) 8686 6003.

If you are trans or gender diverse and would like a confidential discussion before applying, please contact Yvette Borradale (03) 8686 6003 or Scott Baker (02) 9330 8578.