Henley Reid

Henley Reid are exclusively partnering with one of Australia’s most iconic and highly regarded hospital and healthcare groups, in their search for a new Legal Counsel. A vacancy exists for a highly motivated Legal Counsel with expertise in construction law to work for a leading Australian healthcare provider in Sydney.




Sitting in a legal team of 8, this is a unique opportunity for a construction/projects lawyer to work for a business with a purpose, providing legal advice across a range of health facilities and research institutes, all focused on providing compassionate, high quality health care to the community. You will be responsible for leading on all construction/projects related issues, and will be a key contact for construction matters at a group level.

Position Description

The successful applicant will work as part of a friendly and supportive in-house legal unit, advising on various construction and project matters relating to the development and maintenance of leading healthcare facilities and research centres.

You will also have the opportunity to be involved in the drafting and negotiating of a broad range of contracts beyond construction, covering (but not limited to) property, procurement (goods/services), IT, IP, and privacy.

This is a high-performing team who thrive off complex and varied matters, offering the successful applicant the potential to significantly upskill their expertise, work for a values-led business, and get exposure to a variety of matters beyond construction.

This is a great opportunity for someone with a construction or major projects background looking to step into a highly commercial in-house role.

Key Requirements

  • At least 3-5 years post admission experience within a law firm or in house legal environment;
  • Demonstrated construction law or projects experience;
  • Experience dealing with property matters and commercial contracts will be considered a bonus;
  • Strong drafting and negotiation skills, and familiarity with advising on commercial matters and construction contracts with minimal supervision;
  • Willingness to get involved with broad work, dealing with various corporate/commercial advisory matters for the business;
  • Ability to provide commercial legal advice to non-legal stakeholders;
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple stake holders; and
  • Willingness to work for a values-led business.