Careers Senior Property Litigation Lawyer – SA, SC or Partner

Senior Property Litigation Lawyer – SA, SC or Partner

Senior Property Litigation Lawyer – SA, SC or Partner

Position Title/Role Level: Senior Associate, Special Counsel or Partner

Reporting To: Partner

Office Hiring: Melbourne (VIC)


We are an award-winning national law firm that specialises in property law, property development and strata and community titles. Our Victorian practice is looking to recruit a senior lawyer to support our Victorian partner and team in property-related disputes and advisory work. Ideally you are a senior lawyer at Senior Associate or Special Counsel who is on the path to partnership. Alternatively, you may already be a Partner, looking for an exciting new challenge with a transportable practice that complements ours.

You will take a leadership role in our busy commercial and property litigation team. You will be joining an established team with an extensive client base and will work industry leading property developers, property investors and strata stakeholders. You will be joining a national law firm with its own proprietary technology and partners who are true global leaders in their field.

The role is full time and based in our Melbourne office at 500 Collins Street. Our firm has a flexible “family-first” approach to working, so once you settle into the role, you will be welcome to split your time between the office and home to suit your needs.


In this role, you will act on property-related commercial disputes and litigation, and general advisory work, across a range of issues such as development and titling structuring, subdivision disputes, by-laws, leasing and general property, construction and contractual disputes and debt collection. Specifically, your key matters will be focused on strata and community title matters in Victoria. You will be involved in running significant matters including drafting correspondence, preparing advices, day to day management of files, briefing and liaising with counsel, preparing witness and expert evidence and assisting with the preparation of final and interlocutory hearings.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Minimum 5-8+ years PAE
  • Property law experience
  • Strata and communities experience (preferable)
  • Commercial and/or property litigation experience (commensurate with PAE)
  • Familiarity with Supreme/Federal Court litigation (commensurate with PAE)
  • Strong academic achievements
  • The ability to work independently and autonomously and a strong work ethic
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills; required for building client relationships and maintaining a positive team environment

In addition to this, we are looking for a resilient, self-starter. Someone who is able to work autonomously and is focused on attention to detail and providing an outstanding service to their clients.

Our firm

Bugden Allen Graham Lawyers is a national law firm with offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and the Sunshine Coast. You will be lucky enough to work under the guidance and support of undoubtedly four of Australia’s leading experts in property development and strata title law including Gary Bugden OAM (QLD), Michael Allen (NSW), Tim Graham (VIC) and Michael Kleinschmidt (QLD). Our reputation in this specialist and growing area of law is second to none. Our clients include leading property developers, banks, insurance companies, Government departments, strata companies, strata managers and listed and private companies.

Our group includes a PropTech company that has built three proprietary technology systems including our LevyCollect debtor management system that we use to streamline to process of collecting outstanding strata levies.


An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the right candidate. Along with a competitive base salary, our fee earners are also offered an incentive based on billable targets in accordance with our Staff Incentive Program. We have some of the most conservative, and achievable billing targets in the industry as we recognise the importance of striking a balance between our employees work and life commitments.

Partners, or potential partners, may be offered partnership under our innovative corporate and partnership structure.

Further information

We prefer to work directly with candidates, so if you are interested in this role, please respond via the Careers option on our web site or contact our CEO David Bugden on 02 9199 1055 or via email at for more information.

Agency submissions

Agencies – please note that we are not currently accepting applications from agencies for this role unless you have been approached by us.


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