Environment & Planning Lawyer

Ashurst | Sydney, Australia

Posted Date 3/11/2023
Description About Ashurst Ashurst is a leading progressive global law firm with a rich history, celebrating its bicentenary in 2022. We are proud of our history and are future-focused, having expanded into new technologies through our NewLaw division, Ashurst Advance, and our consulting arm. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing excellent standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit www.ashurst.com. The Opportunity Ashurst has one of the largest and oldest dedicated environmental and planning law practices in Australia. We are consistently viewed by clients as trusted advisors and market leaders. For instance, we have been ranked by Chambers Asia-Pacific as a Band 1 firm in this area for over a decade. Ashurst advises on all aspects of environmental law, ranging from obtaining approvals and consents, responding to high profile environmental incidents, defending legal challenges to planning approvals, environmental compliance obligations, compulsory acquisition and land access litigation and regulatory reviews to assisting clients to respond to the changing regulatory environment relating to climate change. The Environment & Planning Team in Sydney is growing and looking for mid-level environment and planning lawyers who are keen to join one of Australia’s leading practices and work on the full range of Environment & Planning matters, both front and back end. The role will work closely with the broader Environment & Planning and Projects teams nationally on a range of market leading work while receiving guidance and mentorship from experienced and friendly Partners and Senior Associates. More information can be found in the job description which can be found below or attached to the role on our Careers page. About You 2-6 years’ environment and planning experience gained within a reputable law firm or in-house Experience in class 3, 4 and/or 5 claims in the NSW Land and Environment Court would be desirable Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal A strong drafting ability A commercial approach and a growing ability to negotiate contracts A proactive, positive and energetic approach with a commitment to providing excellent service You will thrive in a team environment and actively champion our firm and colleagues with a view to helping us be better today than we were yesterday Candidates that have flexible work arrangements are encouraged to apply What makes Ashurst a great place to work? We offer you all the things you should expect from an international law firm, some of which include: competitive remuneration with the flexibility to reward high performance; flexible working; complimentary gym memberships; corporate health plans; a global professional development offering for all employees; and an industry-leading programme that celebrates diversity and inclusion. We are committed to delivering positive impacts to our communities through our Social Impact programme, with a strong emphasis on working with First Nations people through our pro bono practice. We aim to recruit, retain and promote the best people from the widest possible talent pools. We are committed to offering a safe and welcoming environment for all employees to ensure they are supported to work at their best. Beyond this, what sets Ashurst apart from others is our global strength, our drive to innovate and collaborate, and our commitment to excellence. It is these values that make Ashurst a unique place to work. COVID-19 Policy: Ashurst prioritises the health, safety and wellbeing of its people and others who are involved in our business. Our COVID-19 policy requires people to have received a completed course of a recognised COVID-19 vaccine or obtain an approved exemption in order to attend Ashurst, client or supplier premises. Please ask us if you require more information about our COVID-19 policy. #LI-GA1
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