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Solicitor (1-3 Years PQE) - Real Estate - Sydney

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Work type: Full time - Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: Projects & Real Estate

We are seeking a solicitor with 1-3 years’ experience in real estate to join our Sydney Projects & Real Estate team. 

About the Team

In this role you will report to Felicity Savage, a senior partner in our real estate group. Felicity acts for developers and investors across the spectrum of large scale complex real estate transactions. Her current practice concentrates on projects involving complex residential or commercial acquisitions and development, Felicity also has a depth of knowledge in alternative asset classes such as student accommodation transactions, data centres, hotel transactions, retirement living and manufactured homes. Her practice involves structuring and implementing joint ventures.

Felicity is consistently ranked in industry publications as a leading real estate lawyer and has been nominated as one of the world’s best lawyers by Chambers Asia Pacific 2015. She is also ranked by Best Lawyers in Australia 2016 in the area of Real Estate law and was the only Australian finalist for Euromoney Women in Business Law Asia – Real Estate in 2015.

About You

You will have gained previous experience in real estate ideally with exposure to large scale developments within a first-tier or high profile property practice. You will have a strong desire to develop an understanding of common development and property investment structures.  However if you are a junior lawyer with a passion to learn more about real estate but don't necessarily satisfy the experience criteria you should also get in touch with us.

You will have

First rate written and oral communication skills, the ability to develop strong drafting and legal analysis skills, as well as an ability to get across complex areas of law quickly.  But what’s most important to us is that you have a passion for commercial law, serving clients and contributing to a stimulating workplace. 

You will be self-aware, positive and have the ability to work well with others; being able to collaborate and work in a team is critical to success at KWM.  In this ever changing legal and commercial landscape, you will also thrive in a culture that embraces change.

All of our lawyers, regardless of their level have direct exposure to clients.  You will be the centre of information for our clients and transform the experience by truly engaging in and fostering those relationships to deliver relevant, prompt and commercially astute advice. We seek people who build a culture of commitment to achieve the best results for our clients and our team. 

About us

As a leading international law firm headquartered in Asia and recognised as one of the world’s most innovative law firms, King & Wood Mallesons offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience. With access to a global platform, a team of over 2000 lawyers in 27 locations around the world, we work with clients to help them understand local challenges, navigate through regional complexity, and to find commercial solutions that deliver a competitive advantage for our clients.

Why work with us?

We want to be the law firm clients love to work with and a great place to work and grow for our people. It’s important to us and our clients that you our people find working at KWM an enjoyable and rewarding experience.  

We know our people value flexibility around when and where they work. So we are committed to offering a more adaptable way to work, we call this Agile Working.

Growth conversations and real-time feedback is also a priority.  So whether it’s more targeted and meaningful conversations around professional and personal development, regular feedback, coaching or developing infrastructure, we want to help our people grow. 


  • Market leading work for premium clients
  • Formal and informal flexible working arrangements
  • Support for working parents including emergency childcare
  • Comprehensive wellbeing program including gym memberships, flu vaccinations, skin checks, discounts on health, general insurance and other products and services
  • Swap pay for leave and a rest and recovery program
  • Mobility around our network when opportunities arise
  • Commitment to gender pay equity

How to apply

Please apply by selecting the "apply now" link below and completing an online application form.

For further information on this role, please contact Kellie McLean on Kellie.McLean@au.kwm.com

King & Wood Mallesons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to principles of diversity and inclusion. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you must hold all visas and other approvals necessary for you to work for the firm in Australia.

Agencies - please note that we are not currently accepting applications from agencies for this role.

All job applications must be submitted through kwm.com or LinkedIn or an authorised agency, applications through any other third party websites will not be accepted.

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