Careers at Keighran Legal+Advisory

Whether you are a current lawyer seeking a more flexible, autonomous and inspiring environment, or a university student seeking your first role in a professional firm – we’d be more than happy to talk to you about a position.
Especially if the following resonates with you.


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Our Vision

To become Australia’s most sought-after law firm by the real estate, hotel and construction sectors

Our Purpose

To provide bespoke legal
solutions that add true and lasting value to our clients’

What We Do

We provide pragmatic legal solutions, to the real estate, hotels and construction industries.
But it’s HOW we do this that really makes a difference.
So long before we ever start reviewing documents, we take the time to fully understand the issues and problems surrounding them and, more importantly, the opportunities that are possible.
Focusing on our clients’ commercial outcomes as if they were our own.
Because a win for our clients is a win for us.

Our Values


We demonstrate genuine care and interest in clients,
our team and the wider community.


We solve client problems using our head and our heart.


We do what we say we will do.


We never ‘over-lawyer’ projects.
Nor do we let anyone else either.
We Just F’en Do It.

Our Care for Clients

Less clock
More care.

Less red tape.
More personal service.

Less lawyering.
More problem solving.

Leading to solutions that bring
better commercial outcomes
for our clients.


Our People

We’ve peeled back the layers to allow our people to get closer to our clients and add more care, attention and humanity to our
industry. Allowing our team to
move faster, learn faster and
progress faster.

Because when we commit,
we fully commit.
To both our clients and each other. Regardless of seniority.
We also show this same care to the wider community.
A care – we feel – that’s helped by being proudly Indigenous owned.

We would love you to come and talk to us

Stronger together

Fostering open and honest communication across teams – regardless of your experience – is the way we work, because we know that a diverse range of inputs leads to the best client outcomes, and we are stronger together.

Continual development

We empower our people to take ownership of their development and grow into their chosen area of specialism. As part of our team, we are supportive of your continued personal growth.

Engaging and enjoyable

We actively create opportunities for engagement and interaction with our clients and each other on a social and human level through a variety of standing and ad hoc events throughout the year. We celebrate our wins with gusto.

Equitable and diverse

We recognise that inequality is prominent in corporate environments and we strive to avoid it in ours by actively recruiting a diverse team. In addition, our programs with prominent universities provide opportunities for Indigenous students to develop their careers in a supportive environment, in both legal and non-legal roles.

Giving back

We’re proud to support a number of Indigenous charities that we encourage our people to become involved with. We also want you to contribute to your chosen charity in a meaningful way – whatever that may be. We donate some of your work time for you to do this, because it’s important for our team to contribute – and our communities need us too. 

Flexible and supportive

Our people have an existence outside of their work – whilst we are committed to delivering for our clients, life is also there to be lived. We tailor flexible working arrangements and encourage open and honest communication to ensure we are supportive of our people’s needs outside of the office environment, whilst also providing seamless client service.

Current Opportunities at Keighran Legal+Advisory

We are passionate about the law, our clients and contributing to our community – and if you are too and want to develop your career as part of a supportive, non-bureaucratic team, we’d love to hear from you.

Legal Assistant / Paralegal

Job Title

Legal Assistant / Paralegal (Full time or Part time)


Sydney CBD


Full time or Part time (for the right applicant)

About us

We offer pragmatic legal solutions to the real estate, hotels, and construction industries, but it’s our approach that sets us apart. Our team is highly experienced and solutions-oriented, with a deep understanding of our clients’ objectives. We prioritize our clients’ commercial outcomes as if they were our own, using our team’s extensive experience to quickly and efficiently find the best solutions for our clients’ business needs and the opportunities our clients are pursuing. We operate free from bureaucracy and red tape, ensuring the results we’ve promised actually materialise.

We believe in giving back to our community and supporting Indigenous and community initiatives. We volunteer our time, knowledge, and resources to local and Indigenous causes. We partner with community organizations and actively encourage our team members to get involved and make a meaningful impact through their charitable or community work.

About You

We are seeking a Paralegal/Legal Assistant full-time or part-time (for the right candidate), who has an interest in our core areas of expertise and is motivated to learn and be mentored by our Directors, senior lawyers, and Operations Manager.

We have career opportunities for people who are:

  • curious and motivated
  • personable and engaging
  • organised and efficient
  • ready to learn and grow
  • an interest in developing a career in the legal industry


You will be providing support with:

  • Drafting legal documents and correspondence
  • Organising and maintaining matters in LEAP (training provided)
  • Conducting legal research
  • Performing data entry and database management
  • Assisting with billing and invoicing
  • Keeping up-to-date with changes in law and regulations
  • Monitoring deadlines and ensuring timely submission of relevant documents
  • Performing administrative tasks, such as managing emails and scheduling appointments


Ideally, you will have prior knowledge of (but this is not essential):

  • PEXA
  • NSW Office of State Revenue
  • NSW LRS forms and procedures
  • familiarity of Victorian, Queensland and ACT real estate practice and procedures will be useful (but not essential)


What makes this opportunity great:

As a Paralegal / Legal Assistant, you will support the work of lawyers by assisting with various legal tasks and responsibilities. Your duties may include conducting legal research, drafting and editing legal documents, communicating with clients and other parties, and organising and maintaining legal files.

You will work closely with the team and be expected to have strong organisational, communication, and time management skills. You should also be able to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.

Additionally, strong attention to detail and the ability to multitask is essential. A background in the legal field and experience with legal software and tools is preferred, but not mandatory.

With dedication and hard work, the potential for career growth is available.

We value individuals who have a passion for giving back to their communities and offer paid leave to support these efforts.

We welcome interest from all applicants, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

If this opportunity interests you contact us at 02 8231 9900 (for a confidential discussion) or email your brief cover letter, CV and academic transcript to

Get in touch for a conversation

Cindy Fuller, March 2024.

Cindy Fuller

Operations Manager

Cindy brings a wealth of experience in both administration and real estate to drive business efficiencies for our firm and our clients.

Her commitment to continual improvement and legal technology ensures our systems, procedures and processes are always at the leading edge of the market.

Starting her career as an Administration Officer of one of Sydney’s largest universities administering over 5,000 students, Cindy then moved into managing offices for global real estate firm, CBRE.

+61 2 8231 9900

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Premium Legal + Advisory services delivered through a commercial lense

Keighran Legal + Advisory provides commercially pragmatic legal solutions to the hotels, real estate and construction industries across Australia.  We are also wholeheartedly committed to contributing to the communities in which we work and live.

Proactive engagement

Our experience enables us to think ahead of the curve and proactively manage client outcomes

Industry Recognition

Our lawyers have been recognised by independent publications such as Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, Legal500 and Chambers Global

Indigenous Outcomes

As a Supply Nation Certified business that is 100% Indigenous owned and managed, we focus on amplifying Indigenous talent

Commercially focused

Commercially focused, pragmatic and cost-effective service delivered in a collaborative manner

Full service

We provide a full life-cycle service, including deal structuring, transaction execution and dispute advisory services

International Reach

Our lawyers have international experience and can assist in the execution and management of transactions in foreign markets