Planning, Environment & Government – Solicitor

01 February 2024


Our Brisbane Planning, Environment & Government Practice Group has experienced significant growth over the past few years and now requires a number of Solicitors, across all levels, to assist with its continued expansion.

You will have the opportunity to work with outstanding developer clients, government entities, consultants, and the other practice groups within our national firm, working closely with Partners, and other senior solicitors on exciting projects.

About us

HWL Ebsworth is Australia’s largest and fastest growing legal partnership, with offices in every state and territory in Australia. Our Brisbane Planning, Environment & Government Practice Group works across a number of speciality areas and is part of a National group of 260+ Partners and staff.

We are proud to offer our staff unrivalled career development opportunities and you will be encouraged to take ownership of the direction and pace of your career. We promote and reward talent based solely on merit, which allows all team members to reach their potential and we are committed to providing an environment that supports and encourages all team members to progress. The successful candidate will thrive in an environment where building relationships and high performance are celebrated and rewarded.

HWL Ebsworth is also committed to supporting flexible working arrangements for our employees to assist them in balancing their professional and personal commitments. To support this, the firm offers a flexible working arrangement whereby professional staff members can elect to work a portion of their week remotely.

About the opportunity

Our Brisbane Planning, Environment & Government Team specialises in advising and acting for public and private sector clients in relation to planning and development matters in Queensland, and issues affecting local governments, infrastructure disputes, and environmental protection matters.

In this role you will work closely with Partner, Peter Bittner, and a team of highly motivated Solicitors. You will gain significant experience in all aspects of town planning and environmental law in Queensland. With a diverse range of clients including large residential, industrial and retail developers, resource companies, infrastructure providers, local governments, and entities in the gas and electricity fields. You will advise on large and complex developments, working closely with our clients and their consultants to assist in delivering outstanding outcomes, including where necessary, challenges in the Planning & Environment court, Land Court, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and the High Court of Australia.

About you

We are looking for Solicitors at all levels due to growth. If you enjoy working in a team environment, providing clients and consultants with tailored advice and practical support, then this role is for you. This is an amazing opportunity to work on top tier matters within an exceptional team environment that provides significant opportunity for promotion and growth.

Skills and experience

  • 1+ years PAE through to senior solicitor level;
  • Experience in one or more of Planning, Environment & Government is preferred, or a significant interest in this area of law;
  • Strategic and critical thinking capabilities;
  • Ability to build relationships with clients and other members of the team; and
  • Ability to work autonomously on matters.

How to apply

For a confidential discussion or to apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to Melanie Rayner on or +61 7 3169 4752.

Applicants must have full working rights in Australia to apply.

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