Planning & Environment Lawyer

Ablethorpe Recruitment

New and exciting opportunity for a Planning and Environment lawyer to join major growing national firm P/T, 3 days a week with scope to full time

  • Planning and Environment 3+ to Junior SA
  • Busy and growing national firm
  • Build your practice within a supportive environment
Our Client

Our client is seeking a junior or junior SA to join their planning and environment practice in Melbourne. This role will see you working with partners and senior lawyers in a well-established team.

The Role

This role is initially offered on a 3 day a week basis, with a view to being able to be offered full-time next year. In this exciting position you will have the opportunity to work on a broad range of planning and environment matters, with a focus on town planning.

The successful candidate will be passionate about planning and environment law and keen to build a career within a growing team. You will have exceptional interpersonal skills, commercial acumen and the ability to foster strong professional relationships.

To be successful you will have between three and seven years' experience gained in a reputable law firm. in the role you can expect to make appearances before all relevant appeals tribunals, courts, advisory committees, commissions of inquiry and ministerial panels regarding the full range of planning appeals, enforcement actions and other issues.

You will advise clients on changes in legislation, policy and guides applied in statutory and strategic planning processes and act across the development approval process from inception to completion. It is expected you will also advise on and draft legislation and planning agreements, amendments to planning schemes, planning instruments, development control plans and policies, planning permits and advise on subdivision issues, including major land subdivisions and land release.

What's on Offer

Joining a top national firm, in an expanding environment & planning team this is a fantastic opportunity for a junior lawyer to lay the foundations of a successful career. A collegiate and supportive team headed up by a leading Partner who has held senior roles in international top tier practices, you will have access to varied and challenging work.

To Apply

Please apply online using the links below. Otherwise please call our Director of Legal Recruitment Stuart Ablethorpe on +61 403 791 000 or Sophie Linley on +61 428 298 004 quoting the above job title or send your CV direct to

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