Planning and Environment Solicitor

Job No: CBP299
Location: Brisbane

Colin Biggers & Paisley was founded over a century ago and today is one of the oldest legal practices in Australia. We are proud of our long-standing client relationships with many of Australia's most respected development corporations and government entities. Today our firm has over 400 staff, offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and a track record of excellence and high staff engagement that is second to none.

We are currently recruiting for solicitors to join our Planning Government Infrastructure & Environment team in our Brisbane office.

Planning Government Infrastructure & Environment team

Our Planning Government Infrastructure & Environment team are the trusted partners of public and private sector entities. Our team are the legal and policy designers of strategic and tactical solutions to complex problems in the fields of planning, government, infrastructure and environment.

Our team has deep understanding of what is required to deliver a complex project and have more than 50 years experience in designing innovative outcomes for development and infrastructure projects, including new cities, towns and communities.

Our team provides the following expertise:


Strategic and tactical planning in development issues and processes in major residential communities and commercial and industrial projects.


In-depth understanding in government legislation, policy and processes.


Specialist expertise and experience in infrastructure planning, funding and delivery.


Legal excellence in all areas of environmental law.

Our solicitors

Our team is looking for candidates with the following attributes:

  • Passionate – have a demonstrated interest in the specialised area of planning, government, infrastructure and environment
  • Resilient – have a demonstrated strong work ethic and physical and mental endurance
  • Multidisciplinary – have a background in related disciplines such as science, planning, economics and business
  • Designers – have demonstrated skills in creating innovative solutions which could be applied to complex problems such as planning cities, funding infrastructure, developing public policy for governments and managing environmental challenges
  • Project managers – have demonstrated skills in project planning, process mapping and improvement and related areas.

If you are interested in joining this highly motivated team please apply through the application form below with your covering letter addressing the identified attributes and attaching a copy of your resume and academic transcript. Our team's solicitors work closely with our partners and senior lawyers in a highly mentored and supervised manner where the development of legal knowledge matters.


About us

At Colin Biggers & Paisley, our workplace culture focuses on excellence without losing sight of work/life balance. Your key motivation for the position should be the potential for professional success and the development of rewarding client relationships. However our environment can be rewarding for you in other ways as well.

We established the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation which brings together our entire community offering, underpinned by pro bono legal services, volunteering and charitable contributions.

We offer an environment where our values of Balance, Respect, Loyalty and Integrity guide all of our actions. We continually invest in our people, providing training, learning and support, and promoting a social and connected environment. We also offer other benefits such as social and sporting functions, rewards and recognition, casual Fridays, massages and professional memberships.



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