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Careers

Rouse Lawyers is different.

We pride ourselves on exemplary client service. The protection of our clients’ businesses is our absolute number one priority. This is demonstrated by our holistic and full-service approach to the delivery of legal services.

Working at Rouse Lawyers means you will work with talented and interesting people and have an invaluable opportunity to have a successful legal career. We have law clerks who are just embarking on their legal careers working alongside hugely experienced and well-respected lawyers who are at the top of their game with everything in between. If you are able to excel in a role with us then the sky’s the limit!

If you think you have the skills and abilities we are looking for then please get in touch. We are always happy to hear from legal professionals who’d like to work at a law firm with fresh ideas and an evolving outlook on the industry – we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Working for us, you can access a range of employee benefits including:

  • Above industry standard Employer Funded Paid Parental Leave
  • Bonuses for referring new employees
  • Discounts for specialist services and products
  • Employer paid professional membership fees
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Tailored training sessions to earn CPD points
  • In-house Lawyer mentoring

As part of our unique culture, you’ll enjoy:

  • Working in a relaxed and vibrant team environment
  • Transparent and responsive leaders
  • Direct access to our Directors
  • Defined management career paths for Senior Lawyers
  • Contributing to socially responsible and community focused initiatives
  • Friday casual dress days

We care about your health and wellbeing by providing:

  • A supportive working environment
  • Healthy and nutritious snacks (fruits, nuts, seeds)
  • Flexible working arrangements with remote access
  • Yearly flu vaccinations
  • Regular staff surveys that are genuinely reviewed

You’ll be joining a firm who knows how to celebrate success. Our latest awards include:

  • Nominated Boutique Law Firm of the Year 2020 – Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards
  • Rising Star of the Year Award 2020 – Stephanie Forward / Associate – Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards
  • Mahoney Smith / Special Counsel – Featured in prestigious legal publications such as Doyle’s Guide 2021, and Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers Guide 2022

Current Vacancies

Commercial Property Lawyer (and good human)

  • Join a leading boutique commercial law firm doing incredible and exciting work
  • Get stuck in, working with exciting clients and their matters
  • Grow your career, alongside great mentors and a talented and highly connected team

Create more freedom for yourself and do high quality work in a smart and fun team. 

Are you an enthusiastic commercial property lawyer with 2 + years of commercial property experience? Want to shape your role and career, and do legal work that matters, with people who care?

We’re growing again and are looking for a commercial property lawyer to join our proud, talented team. 

WANT TO FIND OUT MORE BEFORE APPLYING? Email [email protected] and we’ll be in touch.

About Us

Rouse Lawyers is a leading boutique commercial law firm. We provide a range of commercial and property legal services to an expanding client base across Southeast Queensland and Australia. 

We’re an expert close-knit team doing seriously good work for clients who truly value what we do.  We take out work very seriously but not ourselves. No old stuffy law firm here. We embrace freedom for our staff to do their best work in whatever form that may take.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You’re located in Brisbane (or don’t mind a commute to Brisbane)
  • You have the legal right to live and work in Australia (sorry – it is what it is)
  • You’re a skilled commercial property lawyer, with a solid understanding of commercial conveyancing and leasing 
  • You’re a planner-organiser and are known as the person who gets things done – people rely on and trust you to deliver from start to finish
  • You’re a good human and believe in mutual respect 

Here’s the clincher: You’ll be ‘sleeves-up and stuck-in’ but also able to reflect and see the bigger picture. At Rouse, we all make the cake, and we all shape our strategy for the future. 

Oh, and here’s another one. We trust you. We also care about you. In return, you’ll bring an innate work ethic and consistent integrity to all that you do.

Why we hope you’ll love working for us:

    • Expertise in hotels/resorts and Islands You’ll immerse yourself into general commercial property matters of all shapes and sizes, including a fantastic niche in some of Australia’s largest hotel, resort and island transactions with a Doyle’s guide practitioner!
    • Purpose and impact: Your work here really matters, and our clients love the results and the journey we bring
    • A great career pathway: You’ll grow as a lawyer, and your name will be on the results we deliver to clients
    • Respectful, connected, energised people: Come say hi and see for yourself
  • Variety: Assuming you have been exposed to commercial property work and clients, you’ll know how varied it can be and it’s important that you enjoy variety. You’ll get to know clients closely across their diverse matters.
  • A culture of recognition and support: We celebrate who you are and what you do, and we do all we can to ‘travel together’

Why we fear you might not:

  • You only want to work with huge developers or think that commercial leasing is beneath you
  • We rarely do ridiculous hours, but we do work hard, every day
  • We value feedback very highly and will expect you to challenge and be challenged. Our team loves it’s but we know that’s not for everyone
  • We’re a fast-paced and energised team – not everyone’s vibe

Apply:

Please apply via SEEK, with your resume and a cover letter, sharing including two commercial property matters you have worked on recently (without client details of course)

We’ll respond to every applicant. 

Rouse Lawyers is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to diversity within the workplace.

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  • Duration Permanent
  • Application Closes Open
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Commercial Property Lawyer (and good human)

  • Join a boutique commercial law firm with a real difference
  • Do great work, get close to clients and their matters alongside great mentors
  • Grow your career, alongside a talented and highly connected team

Create more freedom for yourself and immerse yourself in a smart, fun team that offers high quality work. 

Are you an enthusiastic commercial lawyer with a few years of commercial/business services experience? Want to shape your role and career, and do legal work that matters, with people who care?

We’re growing again and are looking for a commercial lawyer to join our proud, talented team. 

WANT TO FIND OUT MORE BEFORE APPLYING? Email [email protected] and we’ll be in touch.

About Us

Rouse Lawyers is a leading boutique commercial law firm. We provide corporate/commercial legal services to an expanding client base of high-growth SMEs across Brisbane and Australia. 

We’re an expert close-knit team doing seriously exciting work for clients who truly value what we do. We take out work very seriously but not ourselves. No old stuffy law firm here. We embrace freedom for our staff to do their best work in whatever form that may take.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You’re located in Brisbane (or don’t mind a commute to Brisbane)
  • You have the legal right to live and work in Australia (sorry – it is what it is)
  • You’re a skilled commercial lawyer, with a great understanding of SMEs and the transactions and legal advice they require. 
  • You’re a planner-organiser and are known as the person who gets things done – people rely on and trust you to deliver from start to finish
  • You’re a good human and believe in mutual respect 

Here’s the clincher: You’ll be ‘sleeves-up and stuck-in’ but also able to reflect and see the bigger picture. At Rouse, we all make the cake, and we all shape our strategy for the future. 

Oh, and here’s another one. We trust you. We also care about you. In return, you’ll bring an innate work ethic and consistent integrity to all that you do.

Why we hope you’ll love working for us:

  • Purpose and impact: Your work here really matters, and our clients love the results and the journey we bring
  • A great career pathway: You’ll grow as a lawyer, and your name will be on the results we deliver to clients
  • Respectful, connected, energised people: Come say hi and see for yourself
  • A culture of recognition and support: We celebrate who you are and what you do, and we do all we can to ‘travel together’

Why we fear you might not:

  • We rarely do ridiculous hours, but we do work hard, every day
  • We value feedback very highly and will expect you to challenge and be challenged. Our team loves it, but we know that’s not for everyone
  • We’re a fast-paced and energised team – not everyone’s vibe

Apply:

Please apply via SEEK, with your resume and a cover letter, including two commercial matters you have worked on recently (without client details of course)

We’ll respond to every applicant. 

Rouse Lawyers is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to diversity within the workplace.

LEARN MORE >
  • Duration Permanent
  • Application Closes Open
APPLY NOW

Employment Lawyer (and good human)

  • Freedom, control your diary and live a meaningful life (full flex/part time considered)
  • Manage your own exciting clients and their matters
  • Continue to grow your career, alongside a talented and highly connected team

Do great work that matters in an authentic team, with clients who care. Work flexibly on interesting and impactful work.

Are you a passionate employment lawyer with at least 4+ years’ PAE experience? Want to shape your role and career, and do legal work that matters, with people who care?

We’re growing again and are looking for an employment lawyer to join our proud, talented team. The opportunity is immense. Build your career into what you want.

WANT TO FIND OUT MORE BEFORE APPLYING? 

Email [email protected]  and we’ll be in touch.

About Us

Rouse Lawyers is a leading boutique commercial law firm. We provide corporate/commercial legal services to an expanding client base of high-growth SMEs and middle market businesses across Brisbane and Australia. Amongst that base is a raft of business owners and corporates that front end and back-end employment law advice.

We’re an expert close-knit team doing seriously good work for clients who truly value what we do.  We take out work very seriously but not ourselves. No old stuffy law firm here. We embrace freedom for our staff to do their best work in whatever form that may take.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You’re located in Brisbane (or don’t mind a commute to Brisbane)
  • You have the legal right to live and work in Australia (sorry – it is what it is)
  • You’re a skilled employment lawyer, with a great understanding of the ins and outs of dealing with business owners who are short on time
  • You enjoy the front-end work as much as disputes, and embrace systems to promote preventative employment law services
  • You’re a planner-organiser and are known as the person who gets things done – people rely on and trust you to deliver from start to finish
  • You’re a ‘people person’ in the proper sense of the word – you’re GREAT with clients, and you excel at collaborating with others to get the job done

Here’s the clincher: You’ll be ‘sleeves-up and stuck-in’ but also able to reflect and see the bigger picture. At Rouse, we all make the cake, and we all shape our strategy for the future. 

Oh, and here’s another one. We trust you. We also care about you. In return, you’ll bring an innate work ethic and consistent integrity to all that you do.

Why we hope you’ll love working for us:

  • Freedom to a live a meaningful life, control your diary as well as flex on where, and how, you work (we believe this is key to completing quality work) 
  • Purpose and impact: Your work here really matters, and our clients love the results and the journey we bring
  • A great career pathway: You’ll grow as a lawyer, and your name will be on the results we deliver to clients
  • Respectful, connected, energised people: Come say hi and see for yourself
  • A culture of recognition and support: We celebrate who you are and what you do, and we do all we can to ‘travel together’
  • Seriously cool clients: The Rouse transactional teams work on some really enticing stuff – our private M&A transactions are one of the largest in the country, including our real estate team with a focus on hotels, resorts, and islands! Our clients are generally middle market SME’s with full service commercial needs who love our approach. In amongst all of this, we have a lot of varied employment law work – hence the need for a new addition!

Why we fear you might not:

  • You only want to do employment dispute work or don’t love efficiency
  • We rarely do ridiculous hours, but we do work hard, every day
  • We value feedback very highly and will expect you to challenge and be challenged. Our team loves it, but we know that’s not for everyone
  • We’re a fast-paced and energised team – not everyone’s vibe

Apply:

Please apply via SEEK, with your resume and a cover letter, including two commercial matters you have worked on recently (without client details of course)

We’ll respond to every applicant. 

Rouse Lawyers is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to diversity within the workplace.

LEARN MORE >
  • Duration Permanent
  • Application Closes Open
APPLY NOW

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