Solicitor, Native Title

Finance, Projects & Restructuring

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Finance, Projects & Restructuring




Perth, Australia



The role


The DLA Piper team operates globally across more than 40 counties, but we’re still locally connected. That’s because trusting and collaborative relationships with our clients and each other are at the heart of our success. Giving you the platform to progress in a culture where you are empowered to make a meaningful impact.

With almost 800 fee earners across our international offices, Finance, Projects and Restructuring (FPR) is one of the driving forces of the DLA Piper global practice, providing market-leading insight and advice and representing leading investment and commercial financial institutions, public and private companies and government entities.

A new and exciting opportunity has become available for a high performing and highly technical Lawyer with 2 – 4 years PQE to join our Projects team in Perth with a focus on native title work.


Our Projects team provides clients with a comprehensive legal service that covers the entire life cycle of a project. We work with clients across key industry sectors, including mining, resources, energy, utilities, transport and property development. Our global reach delivers opportunities around the world, as well as access to international expertise.

In this position, you will be a valued contributor of a small, close knit team providing native title, environmental and planning support to various groups in all Australian offices. You will also be responsible for supporting clients who you will assist by negotiating native title and Aboriginal heritage agreements, obtaining necessary tenure approvals and advising on regulatory compliance.


We know talent is more than what’s written on paper. It’s the energy you bring, the way you work with your team. The ideas you share and the excitement you bring to each new engagement.

To be successful in this position you will have a strong client focus as well as excellent legal, analytical and interpersonal skills. You will be well organised and have the ability to manage your own workload and to take direction from more senior team members. You will ideally have 2 – 4 years PQE in a transactional environment and a background in mining, property or land access. You will have experience or a keen interest in native title, cultural heritage and environmental and planning regulatory regimes. You will be based in Perth but have a willingness to travel and provide on ground support on projects across Australia. Your strong communication skills will enable you to maintain high-quality relationships with our client base. You will be a team player who is results focused and striving to succeed.

You will receive first class on the job support and training from our Senior Solicitors and Partners in our Perth office and from the international team. You will also have access to our DLA Piper Career Academies, an award-winning international development forum designed to cultivate high performance and support your career goals.

If you’re a high performing project finance lawyer ready to take the next step in your career, we want to hear from you.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.