Associate / Senior Associate - Property



Location: Canberra 


Contract Type: Permanent 


MinterEllison is one of Australia’s largest law firms, with nearly 200 years of business history.  We're known for our legal and consulting expertise - and for our inclusive and authentic character.


Our purpose is to create sustainable value with our clients, people and communities.  That means we have a proud history of providing excellence to clients, nurturing our people and giving back to the communities in which we live and work.


We value excellence, curiosity and collaboration.  Clients rely on us for our responsive, commercial approach.  Our clients include government departments and agencies, private and publicly listed companies, and small and large businesses in Australia and overseas.  


As a highly valued employee we will also provide you with a wide range of benefits. To view our benefits, please copy this link into your browser




As a top tier law firm, MinterEllison runs a dynamic practice in Canberra, working on a combination of commercial and Government assignments with the added benefit of a network of offices around the world and the opportunity to work alongside and be supported by some of the most respected property lawyers in Australia.


MinterEllison's Canberra Real Estate team is led by partner Edward Campbell. The Canberra team offers a comprehensive range of property related legal services for developers, investors, landlords, tenants, property funds managers and listed property trusts and for the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments.




An opportunity currently exists for an Associate or Senior Associate with a strong background in property law to join our team. You will have an interest in developing or reinforcing your expertise in commercial property law, including in particular working on transactional matters for high profile clients.  


As a member of our collegiate team you will have the opportunity to gain exposure to a broad array of major client projects, commercial property work, with a particular emphasis on capital transactions and commercial, retail and industrial leasing for both landlords and tenants.


Previous property law experience is essential, and experience in commercial leasing is highly desirable.




We welcome applications from lawyers with a minimum 2+ years PQE. Ideally, you will have experience in leasing and general commercial property law and are looking to cement your career in a market leading practice. In addition to your legal knowledge, you will have an ability to manage strong client relationships and complex transactions and to work well with other lawyers and paralegals in the team.


You will also have: 

  • a commercial approach to all matters
  • a strong client focus and demonstrated ability to form enduring relationships with peers
  • the ability to work in a highly collaborative fast-paced environment
  • excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and
  • resilience and a commitment to excellence that matches our own.





At MinterEllison you'll be working with major multi-national, regional and local companies as well as government organisations and State and Territory-owned entities.  These clients trust us with their biggest and most complex deals that span jurisdictions.  You'll be part of a team, collaborating across practice areas and across offices and working with partners who are recognised as leaders in their fields.

Why MinterEllison


We offer flexible working options to encourage balance, wellbeing and support for sustainable ways of working and a range of social, financial and health benefits, including free gym membership - all with no minimum tenure.


We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities, cultural backgrounds, genders (including trans or gender diverse), LGBTQ+ people and those with carer responsibilities. We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.


How to apply


We prefer to connect with people directly, so please submit your CV by clicking on the 'Apply' button. We encourage all applications, including if you do not meet the criteria listed for the role. Your application will also enable us to consider you for other opportunities that may be available at MinterEllison.


If you would like further information, require any adjustments throughout the recruitment process or for a confidential discussion, please contact [email protected].


Canberra, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent