Career opportunity

Special Counsel – Property & Development (7+ years PQE) 

  • Develop your career and be part of developing a practice
  • Work with a friendly, talented team
  • Salary commensurate with experience

Who we are

As one of the largest regionally based law firms in Victoria, with offices in Melbourne, the Surf Coast, the Bellarine Peninsula and South Australia, we are a leading law firm with a difference; we care about our people, our clients, and our community.

We are an award-winning firm with a focus on flexibility and high performance, and generous benefits including 18 weeks of paid parental leave and flexibility to work from home and our various office locations.

As leaders in implementing innovative legal processes and practices, our focus is on continuing to develop leading legal solutions to support our people and our clients.

Our people are the key to our success and our reputation is built on the contributions of everyone in our team. Recruiting the right people keeps our business growing and thriving.

About the role

We are looking for a professional and highly motivated Special Counsel with demonstrated experience in all areas of Property & Development law including:

  • Sales and Acquisitions
  • Adverse possession
  • Retirement Villages
  • Duties
  • GST and CGT withholding
  • Land tax
  • Owners Corporation
  • Off the Plan
  • Land development, including subdivisions, covenants and easements

This is a rare opportunity for someone interested in growing a practice, building a team and developing themselves and the people around them.

We are looking for someone who is able to work full time and be based in either our Geelong or Melbourne office with flexibility to work from home.

You will need

  • At least seven years post-admission experience in Property & Development.
  • Proven experience practising in a team environment and coaching and mentoring those around you.
  • Demonstrated ability to generate a strong client base and build a practice.
  • Ability to interact confidently with clients and build effective working relationships.
  • Proven ability to provide an excellent quality of work.
  • Ability to engage in business development.

You will deliver:

  • A people focused leadership style.
  • Strong technical skills.
  • Excellent client focused service.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Efficient time management to maintain control of key priorities.

You will bring

  • Broad Property & Development law knowledge.
  • Proven ability to work in a high volume team.
  • Exceptional stakeholder engagement and interpersonal skills.
  • Positive, proactive and flexible attitude.
  • Experience with PEXA and SPEAR essential.
  • Experience with Lexis Affinity and iManage desirable but not essential.

Why join us?

With a focus on high performance and our community, and an engaged culture, we are proud of our people and our history. Our values are important to us, and we look for like-minded people to continue to bring those values to life as part of the way we work.

You will join a strong and supportive team, where you can continue to develop your skills and experience.

Some of our benefits include:


  • Generous parental leave program
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Access to volunteering opportunities to give back to your own community
  • Purchase leave program
  • A genuinely supportive and welcoming culture
  • Access to training and development

This role offers clear career development and progression opportunities for the right person.

How to apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Amelia Pilcher, HR Consultant on 03 5273 5243.

To submit your application, please click complete the form on this page.

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