Lawyer - Government and Administrative Law

Location: Canberra
Job Type: Flexible Working Arrangements
Reference: 966064


MinterEllison is an international law firm, headquartered in Australia and regarded as one of Asia-Pacific's premier law firms. Our teams collaborate across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the UK to deliver exceptional service. 

We have a clear goal – to be our clients' best partner. We put the client at the centre of everything we do and partner with them to delivery truly innovative solutions.

We also think beyond the law, offering clients advisers who are multi-disciplinary and industry-facing to help them achieve strategic goals, grasp business opportunities and create value for their stakeholders.


We are looking for a lawyer in our Canberra office to join our government and administrative law team working with partners Alice McCormick and Will Sharpe and special counsel Christina Graves.

Ideally you will have interest and experience in some or all of the following:

  • administrative law
  • judicial review and AAT proceedings
  • privacy
  • FOI
  • statutory interpretation

There may also be opportunities for short-term secondments.

The clients you will be working for include the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Health, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Finance and the Australian Federal Police.

You will be part of an experienced and talented team, collaborating across practice areas and across offices, working with a partners who are recognised as leaders in their fields.


We welcome applications from people who:

  • collaborate to deliver innovative solutions and ensure the best outcome is achieved for the client
  • continually contribute to the growth and success of the firm
  • inspire others through their commitment to personal growth, innovation and the delivery of exceptional results.


Our diverse and talented teams enjoy a culture of collaboration, innovation and inspiring others.  We are committed to your career development by leveraging the unique strengths you bring to the team and building your capabilities and business acumen to take you to the next level faster.

We care about ensuring you balance your professional goals with your commitments and interests outside of work, and provide a wide range of social, financial and health benefits to support your wellbeing.  Our internal support teams are second to none and will help you perform at your best each day.


We prefer to deal with you directly so please submit your CV, cover letter and academic transcripts for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply' button below. If you would like further information please contact Lisa Fleming on 61 7 3119 6460 for a confidential discussion. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.