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Senior Property Lawyer - Woolworths

Senior Property Lawyer

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About the job


Founded in 1924, Woolworths is Australia’s largest retailer with more than 3,000 stores across Australia and New Zealand that span food, drinks, petrol, general merchandise, home improvement and hotels.  


Woolworths Group is a proud, home-grown Australian business, employer of more than 195,000 people and committed business partner of many thousand local farmers, producers and manufacturers. The Group manages some of Australia’s most recognized and trusted brands including Woolworths,, Dan Murphy’s, BWS, Cellarmasters, Big W, Countdown and ALH.  We endeavour to create a world class experience for customers across all of our stores and platforms.


Woolworths’ Legal Services function services the entire Group by providing timely, professional and frank legal advice that addresses the company’s risk profile and helps guide our business clients to lead the market in a fast-paced, nimble environment.


As Woolworths’ operating model evolves to put customers at the centre of decision making, move more accountability to the businesses, and encourage collaboration across the organisation, Legal Services will partner with the business across multiple jurisdictions to enable this to occur in a robust and sustainable way.  The nature of this shift requires an increasing focus on the provision of strong, cost effective legal advice and services across a range of technical areas to guide Woolworths to achieve its goals.


The role will be responsible for providing legal transactional services and advice to a diverse range of clients across the  Australian Food Group and Commercial Property team  on a broad range of property related matters, including:

  • Acquisitions and disposals;
  • Agreements for lease and lease preparation and negotiation;
  • Licences and land access arrangements;
  • Property related disputes;
  • Property development (development agreements, security arrangements and land subdivision);
  • Complex multi-use sites; and
  • Providing advice in relation to make good obligations and enforcing amenity provisions across the national leasehold portfolio.
  • Support client negotiations and transactions to achieve commercial outcomes.
  • Mentor and supervise / review matters with other Property Lawyers in the team


The role may also provide property related legal services and advice related to non retail Woolworths property assets and sites, such as Distribution Centres and Office sites.

About you


  • Bachelor of Laws
  • 8-10 years+  post admission experience with a highly regarded law firm  property law experience; In House property law experience desirable.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience in developing and implementing legal strategies in a commercial context;
  • Highly self managed with dedicated to meet and exceed key performance indicators.
  • High levels of resilience to manage competing demands and business expectations, carrying  a large volume of diverse matters;
  • Strong partnering and influencing skills mindset with a focus on delivering exceptional client experiences.
  • Proven ability to problem solve and continuously improve the way things are done.
  • Constructive and authentic interpersonal skills
  • Autonomous and  self-sufficient with a desire to work collaboratively with peers and clients.
  • The capacity to deal confidently with stakeholders at all levels;
  • Superior negotiation, communication and influencing skills;
  • Composed, resilient and adaptive to the business’ changing needs.

Sound like your next opportunity? Apply now or head along to www.wowcareers.com.au to discover more!

Weekdays & Weekends
Customer Facing & Not Customer Facing
NSW, 2000
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About Woolworths

Woolworths is a dynamic, fast-paced, ever-changing, people-intensive environment to work in. Whether you work on the shop floor or in a support role, our people are a critical component of our business success!

We're looking for motivated individuals to lead our business into the future. We can offer you a range of challenging and rewarding career options to help you achieve your career goals.

So if you're motivated and eager to succeed, then let Woolworths assist you in making the right career choice.