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Part-time Construction Lawyer

Spectrum Lawyers and Consultants - Williamstown, VIC

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Position Description – Junior to Mid Construction Solicitor

Position Title: Solicitor / Legal Consultant

Reports to: Principal Lawyer / Director

Employment Type: 1-2 days a week or 3 half days with the possibility of more

Position Summary:

Spectrum Lawyers predominately deals with residential construction matters in Victoria. We also have some matters in NSW and South Australia. Whilst we do both front-end (drafting of contracts), the majority of our work is back-end (construction disputes).

The position is designed for a solicitor who has some experience in construction disputes and are interested in expanding their experience. This includes preparation of Magistrates Court, Supreme Court and VCAT dispute resolution of construction dispute matters, including:

– Drafting pleadings

– Drafting witness statements

– Facilitating with engagement of experts

– Collating evidence and Tribunal Books

– Filing and service of documents

– Undertaking legal research and collating information on specific issues

– Drafting advice on merits of case

Key Selection Criteria:

– Knowledge of residential construction law in Victoria (bonus if candidate has experience in NSW and SA too)

– Strong ability to undertake research

– Strong written and verbal skills

– High level of interpersonal skills

– Demonstrated ability to work both as an effective team member but also autonomously

– Excellent time management skills and an ability to work well under pressure if required

– A drive for excellence and professionalism

– Able to uphold ethical standards and values, and to act with integrity and confidentiality

– Empathetic, cooperative and team focused

– Competent in technology (Microsoft Office)

– Must be set up to work from home or at our Williamstown office


– Must be eligible for admission to the legal profession as an Australian lawyer (or eligibility for one)

– 2+ years’ residential construction law experience