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(Posted 22/07/2021) Lawyer - Local Government Legal

An exciting opportunity now exists for a Lawyer to join Local Government Legal (LGL).  We are a boutique Incorporated Legal Practice that specialise in acting for local government clients across New South Wales.    

Based in the Newcastle/Hunter Region of NSW our offices are at the epicentre of all that the Hunter Region offers in terms of lifestyle, which means you can have a great career and live the best life.

About Us

LGL is part of Arrow Collaborative Services Ltd (Arrow), a collective service provider to the local government industry. Arrow provides technical and support services to its customers, primarily local councils, through its targeted business units. Services include:

  • Industry Training – Local Government Training Institute
  • Procurement – Regional Procurement
  • Legal Services – Local Government Legal
  • Film Services – Screen Hunter

Arrow aims to grow the scope, reach and value creation of its services.

Arrow's mission is to strengthen our community by being the voice of local government on strategic regional issues and a provider of tailored local government solutions, which include LGL’s specialist legal services.  

This means that while you are part of the Legal firm you are also given the opportunity to learn from and take part in an organisation, with many divisions, which creates impact and change on a large scale.

Our Services

LGL provides a range of legal services in the areas of Local Government Law, Planning and Environment Law, Administrative Law & Corporate Governance, Property Law & Conveyancing, and Commercial & Contract Law.

The Position

This opportunity arises as part of our plan for both growth and succession and we are seeking a  lawyer.

This is a pivotal role where you will be an integral member of this team, have direct client contact, and manage your own files under the supervision of our senior lawyers. 

The position is permanent full time.  An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated based on the successful candidate’s experience.

Do you have the six fundamentals to be the successful candidate?

  1. Admission to the Supreme Court of New South. 
  2. Possession of a current practising certificate issued by the Law Society of NSW.
  3. Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills. 
  4. Well developed and proven strategic thinking skills and an appreciation of the political and social context in which local government operates. 
  5. Up to 3 years post admission experience.
  6. Experience in Local Government Law, Planning and Environment Law is advantageous but not essential.

If this sounds like you and you would like a copy of the position description and selection criteria, please email admin@lglegal.com.au or telephone Tony Pickup, Principal Lawyer, or Ben Swain, Special Counsel, Local Government Legal on 4922 2301.


(Posted 15/07/2021) Planning Agreements Officer - Port Stephens Council - Temporary, Part-time - 21 hours per week up to 12 months

The Strategic Planning Unit are seeking a Planning Agreements Officer to provide para-professional support to the team assisting with the preparation and administration of planning agreements.

This is an ideal position for a detail orientated individual with excellent organisational skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines. You’ll tackle complex and interesting legal scenarios managing the end to end process of negotiating, reviewing and the administration of planning agreements.

You will liaise with a diverse range of stakeholders, both internal and external and must be able to build strong relationships and enjoy working as part of a team.

As the Planning Agreements Officer, you’ll provide advice and support to Council’s Development Contributions Analysis Team as well as support the Senior Strategic Planner and Strategic Planning Coordinator on all things planning agreements.

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced paralegal or lawyer looking for a more flexible work arrangement or a penultimate year law student looking for contracts, planning or construction law experience.

Click here to find out more and apply.

(Posted 18/05/2021) Legal Practice - WIWO - Belmont

Legal Practice, suit Sole Practitioner, Belmont NSW. Established 30 years in same prominent location with good signage exposure. Lease with options available, reasonable market rent with outgoings, mainly Conveyancing, property sales & purchasers, Probate, Powers of Attorney & Guardianship with room to expand. WIWO modest price negotiable for retirement of current sole proprietor. 700 security packets, furniture, hardware, software including Leap, Xero, InfoTrack, network cabling, Wifi, internet (50mps does 53D, 18U). Office setup includes 2 large interview rooms, general office and kitchenette, ample parking adjacent to office.         

Enquiries Geoffrey Gibbs 0414 477 355, gibbs51@tpg.com.au

(Posted 14/05/2021) Senior Criminal Lawyer - Newcastle/Hunter Region - Fourtree Lawyers

About the role

You will be joining a supportive and high performing team on a full-time basis. You will be involved in a broad spectrum of Criminal Law matters with predominantly private clients and a select number of Criminal Law Legal Aid clients who come to us with a variety of challenging and complex indictable matters.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will be an experienced, Criminal Defence Lawyer with 5+ years of post-admission experience with a proven track record in court advocacy including sentence matters, defended hearings, Judge alone and jury trials, show cause and Supreme Court bail applications and criminal appeals.

You will have carriage of matters from the initial client consultation and have experience appearing in the Local, District, Children's and Supreme Courts and the Court of Criminal Appeal.

Exceptional communication skills, ability to carry out effective negotiations and extensive experience in preparing written submissions, representations statements, affidavits and briefs to Counsel.

You will be self-motivated, committed to exceptional outcomes and the highest quality of client care. You will have the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a professional team.

Suitable applicants will possess:

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience in all levels of court advocacy;
  • The ability to manage a high volume caseload;
  • A focus to provide exceptional client service and satisfaction;
  • The insight to develop a strong support team; and
  • The ability to market yourself and the firm.

What's on offer

We offer you the opportunity to become a valued member of an expanding firm with:

  • A high-calibre team;
  • Excellent administrative support;
  • Commitment to a work/life balance;
  • A competitive base salary.
  • An uncapped bonus scheme

About us

Fourtree Lawyers have offices in the Newcastle CBD & Erina on the NSW Central Coast. The firm represents clients in Criminal, Traffic, Family Law, Employment Law and Wills & Estates matters from Sydney to the Hunter Region.

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