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Associate - Construction Advisory & Disputes - Sydney

Pinsent Masons Sydney, Australia
Posted 12 days ago Permanent Competitive
Associate - Construction Advisory & Disputes - Sydney
Job Description


Due to a continuing strong pipeline of work, we are looking for an Associate to join our Construction Advisory and Disputes team in Sydney. You will have the opportunity to advise on major construction, engineering, energy and resource projects across Australia and beyond. This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate construction lawyer to join our growing energy and infrastructure practice.

The role will see you advising clients on issues arising from live projects as well as formal dispute resolution including arbitration, court, mediation and adjudication.


At Pinsent Masons we do things a bit differently, and look for high-performers who are not afraid to try new things and question the status quo.

To be successful in this role, you will also have the following skills and attributes:
  • Be a qualified lawyer with at least two years' post-qualification experience (in-house or private practice)
  • Have demonstrated expertise in construction law and dispute resolution
  • Strong organisational skills, with the ability to assimilate information quickly and handle multiple priorities under pressure or within tight timeframes
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the confidence to liaise with clients and diverse stakeholder audiences
  • Be commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced high-performing team, and
  • Bring energy and passion to the role!


Unique to the Australian market, we have built our presence entirely around the needs of businesses in the infrastructure and energy sectors. Our practice combines a wealth of transactional, advisory and contentious experience, providing legal advice on the entire lifecycle of an asset.

Our construction advisory and disputes team works side-by-side with our clients throughout the delivery phase of a project with experience in early analysis of claims, live disputes or distressed projects, adjudication under Security of Payment legislation, arbitration and litigation (both domestic and international), alternative dispute resolution including expert determination, negotiation, mediation and dispute review boards, strategic case management and negotiating the settlement of claims.

About Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons is one of the world's leading law firms, with a rapidly growing presence in Australia built on a reputation for outstanding work for clients and genuine care for its people.

We focus on five key sectors: Advanced Manufacturing & Technology, Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure and Real Estate. Our practice teams - Finance & Projects, Property, Risk Advisory Services and Transactional Services - work collaboratively across these sectors.

The result is work for blue-chip clients on the full lifecycle of vital projects and transactions that shape markets across the world.

In Australia, we are rapidly growing with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. We are well connected into our global network, which results in rewarding work and unique career opportunities.

Most importantly, we are a purpose and people led law firm.

Our purpose is to make business work better for people. That means constantly questioning how the world works and then being bold with our responses.

Our people are what drive this purpose. We want lawyers who bring their own unique experience to the firm, are constantly curious, and who meaningfully connect with their colleagues and clients. In return, we provide an environment where our lawyers can drive their development, work flexibly and learn fast.

What will we offer you?
  • We have a global reach and a local feel. With 28 offices and 2000 lawyers operating across Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, you'll be exposed to domestic, international and multi-jurisdictional high-profile work, yet be in an office where everyone knows your name.
  • We do things a bit differently. Legal services are at the core of our business, however we have diversified into other areas providing complimentary services to clients through offerings like Vario flexible services.
  • We like to be flexible. Our firm is professional and allows you to bring our whole self to work. Dress for your day and in your own style and participate in practices that support your wellbeing, mental wellness and work/life balance so that everyone can thrive at work and at home.
  • We're lots of fun and very inclusive. You'll also have plenty of opportunities to participate in, and even run, social activities, diversity and inclusion networks, and charitable initiatives.

Diversity and Inclusion

At Pinsent Masons we value diversity and inclusion. We are committed to creating a better workplace where all our talent can succeed and feel like they belong. We want to attract, retain and develop people at all levels and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates whatever your ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/long term condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate.

Contact Details

If you're interested in learning more or discussing this opportunity in further detail, please contact Internal Recruitment Manager Ellie Rosenberg via

Please note we only accept CVs that are logged on the Recruitment portal.
Job ID  300012471334519

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