LAWYER - CONSTRUCTION

  • Job location Melbourne
  • Opening date 26 April 2019
  • Division Legal
  • Position type Full Time
  • Practice area Public Law, Litigation & Aged Care

About the firm 

Russell Kennedy is a commercial law firm with more than 270 people in Melbourne and Sydney. At Russell Kennedy, we are committed to providing exceptional legal strategies and solutions to our clients, guided by marketleading expertise across our key sectors of focus. We are very proud of our culture and we work hard to recruit like-minded professionals who will suit the needs and expectations of our clients and our collegiate atmosphere.

We encourage a professional and committed work ethic, while recognising the importance of an enjoyable working environment and balanced lifestyle.

Russell Kennedy promotes a workplace culture that actively embraces and fosters diversity and inclusion. Our aim is to support a culture where individuals of all backgrounds and abilities feel included and confident in bringing their whole selves to work, and where their talents are fostered, empowering them to contribute to the success of the firm.

Russell Kennedy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is certified as a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality and is committed to attracting the best talent available and is open to discussing flexible work arrangements for all of our listed vacancies.

An opportunity has arisen for a Construction Lawyer to join the Public Law, Litigation and Aged Care team.

Role responsibilities

An opportunity has arisen for a Lawyer with 2 to 3 years post admission experience to join the Public Law, Litigation & Aged Care team working with Jos Mulcahy, Principal on construction litigation and arbitration.

Jos Mulcahy has almost 30 years’ experience representing clients at all level of Government, large listed and private companies. Jos acts for clients such as Crown Limited, Commonwealth Government Department of Finance and the designers of the Melbourne Southern Star Wheel. He has also acted in relation to infrastructure water projects and rail projects.

The role will involve contract advice, litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution in relation to major projects.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Representing clients in construction litigation matters
  • Statutory interpretation and knowledge of the relevant Acts
  • Court and tribunal work
  • Drafting written advice and recommendations
  • Drafting construction contracts
  • Briefing Barristers
  • Conduct of litigation files
  • Research in order to keep abreast of legislation changes and case law

Required skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will have 2 to 3 years post administration experience. Experience working in general litigation is preferred. Experience working in construction litigation is desirable.


Our culture

Russell Kennedy promotes a workplace culture that actively embraces and fosters diversity and inclusion. Our aim is to support a culture where individuals of all backgrounds and abilities feel included and confident in bringing their whole selves to work, and where their talents are fostered, empowering them to contribute to the success of the firm. Russell Kennedy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and is certified as a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.

Russell Kennedy is committed to attracting the best talent available and is open to discussing flexible work arrangements for all of our listed vacancies.

Any questions regarding the vacancy can be directed to Victoria Strachan, People & Culture Officer on (03) 9609 1565.

For further information or to submit your application for this position please visit the careers page on our website.

Please note any offer of employment made by Russell Kennedy Lawyers to the successful candidate will be subject to a police check.

We are currently accepting applications from direct applicants only. No agency referrals will be accepted at this stage.