Experienced Family Lawyer, Sunshine Coast

  • Specialist Family Law Firm
  • Locally owned and operated growth business
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Beautiful Sunshine Coast Location
  • Packages ranging from $100,000 to $160,000 (commensurate with experience)
  • $20,000 sign-on bonus to successful applicant* (conditions apply
About you

People have described you as a leader and fierce advocate.

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • A thorough current working knowledge of family law and practice.
  • Highly developed relationship management and consulting skills, including the ability to interact, influence and negotiate and work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Highly developed analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to draft legal documents, provide authoritative advice and effectively communicate complex information.

We are looking for a lawyer with an inquisitive mindset who is comfortable working with complex information in a changing environment. You will demonstrate an ability to prioritise your workload and manage a small team.

The Firm

Catton & Tondelstrand is a highly regarded, progressive practice with a reputation for high-quality representation. We have a culture of mentorship and collaboration and have created a fresh and fun working environment.

We pride ourselves on being different to other law firms due to our culture of collaboration, team focus and professional development. We provide a working environment where everyone is encouraged and supported to grow personally as well as professionally.

We are expanding and looking for a Senior lawyer with a minimum of 5-years post-admission family law experience to join our busy practice. The ideal candidate will be an Accredited Family Law Specialist or looking to undertake their Accreditation.

As the successful candidate, you will be experienced in operating family law files autonomously and providing excellent client service. In return, you will join a friendly and vibrant team of dedicated lawyers and efficient support staff. You will work on diverse and challenging matters and further your skills and experience under the mentoring of two principals, both Accredited Specialists in Family Law.

We are looking for candidates who are invested in continuous learning and we will support and encourage you to achieve your goals. We invite all of our team to actively participate in strategy development and team planning.

Career Pathway

You can expect the opportunity to be in a leadership role from the commencement of your employment, with the ability to grow your own practice within the firm.

Selection Criteria

The successful candidate chosen for this position must have the following attributes:

  • A current Practising Certificate;
  • 5-years post-admission family law experience;
  • High attention to detail;
  • Proven ability to deliver outcomes;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • The ability to work proactively as part of a team and individually;
  • The ability to think critically and work methodically;
  • Excellent drafting skills;
  • A passion for family law;
  • A positive and open mind;
  • The ability to communicate and present in a confident and assertive manner;
  • A Drivers Licence;
  • Have access to a vehicle and be able to travel to appear at Court and mediations;
  • The ability to take direction and give instruction, when appropriate; and
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills and demonstrated lateral thinking.
What we offer
  • $20,000 sign on bonus to successful applicant *conditions apply
  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience;
  • Stability and job security with an established and respected practice;
  • A positive and rewarding team culture where great work is recognised and rewarded, and life outside of work is valued;
  • An opportunity to have an impact across the entire business;
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives; and
  • Learning and professional development programs.

To be considered for an interview, all candidates must attend to the following by 15 July 2022, forwarding same to

  • Provide a resume;
  • Covering letter addressing the above selection criteria; and,
  • Provide three (3) professional referees. Two of these referees should be from the legal profession.