Location: Sydney 


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


Your role 


We are looking to recruit three permanent full time leasing paralegals who can manage high volume and high-quality leasing work. In this role you will manage your own files and prepare, negotiate and progress clients' leases. You will deal directly with clients and negotiate with our client's tenants and their lawyers. In this role you will work alongside Partner Jakob Paartalu and his team, however, there will also be close contact with other leading lawyers working in the broader national team.


What you need


We welcome applications from candidates who have:


  • previous leasing experience in a busy, high-volume role
  • an ability to work as part of a team sharing files and ideas as appropriate
  • exceptional client service skills and responsiveness
  • a keen eye for detail and the ability to consistently produce accurate, high-quality work
  • an interest in contributing to process improvement and systems
  • the initiative and drive to take ownership of your matters and client portfolios
  • strong IT skills
  • a proactive approach and positive attitude.


Our team


The Sydney Real Estate team is led by partners, Jakob Paartalu, Julie Purbrick, Alice Langham, Rachel McNaught, David McElhone, Joanne Moore and Owen Kiely.  The team offers a comprehensive range of property-related legal services for developers, investors, owners, landlords, property funds managers, listed property trusts and government.


Our clients are sophisticated and savvy, ranging from major institutional property investors, developers, landlords and tenants on all aspects of commercial, industrial, retail and residential property including capital transactions (acquisitions and disposals), large scale developments, major projects and leasing.


Some of our clients include AMP, CBA, Challenger, Charter Hall, Dexus, Stockland, Frasers Property, GPT, Lendlease, Optus, Mirvac, Reading, and Vicinity.


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].


Sydney, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent