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Junior Solicitor - Real Estate - 1-3 PQE

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

We have a rare and highly sought after opportunity for an ambitious junior lawyer to join our market leading National Real Estate practice.

About the role

In this role you will be working with a market leading team in a role offering genuine opportunities for growth and progression.

The team specialises in servicing private equity real estate clients, and the role will see you will working with leading global and domestic private equity sponsors, managers and investors on fast paced, varied, challenging and complex transactional work across the whole of the capital structure.

The lawyers in the team are closely aligned in terms of their professional and personal aspirations and ambitions, and it follows that the team has a strong collective focus on self-development (both professional and personal), and an ethos of supporting individuals within the team to achieve those professional and personal ambitions. 

About You

You will have gained previous experience in private equity, funds, financing or commercial real estate within a first-tier or other high profile practice, ideally with exposure to the financing of investment into commercial real estate assets. You will have a strong desire to develop an understanding of financing (including capital raising and partnering) and investment structures used in the real estate sector.  You may be someone who has a passion for merger and acquisition and funds work, alongside a keen interest in commercial real estate.  You may have had some experience in structuring joint ventures, funds establishment, real estate debt and other real estate investment and real estate capital market transactions.

However if you are an ambitious 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.

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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