July 2024

Hive Legal is a purpose driven corporate and commercial firm designed to improve the experience for our team and our clients. Our highly regarded Energy and Climate Change team continues to expand, and we are seeking two new additions to join our team.


What will you get to do?

  • Meaningful work:The Hive Legal Energy and Climate Change team is passionate about contributing to the transition of Australia’s energy sector as we move towards  a net zero emissions economy. The renewable energy and energy technology revolution in Australia is well underway, and you will get the opportunity to be involved in projects and reforms which are at the forefront of this process.
  • Work with industry-leading clients: Our Energy and Climate Change team works with a diverse range of clients, including some of Australia’s most significant energy companies, the Victorian Government, carbon market participants and innovative energy technology providers.
  • Be part of an experienced and highly collaborative team:Members of our team work together very closely, and all have the opportunity to shape the direction of our fast-growing practice. The team is led by accomplished Principals, Andrew Brookes and Mitzi Gilligan. Hive was recently recognised as tier 1 (Melbourne) for Energy Law and Climate Change by Best Lawyers and has previously won Employer of Choice and  Commercial Team of the Year at the Australian Law Awards.
  • Be a part of law firm that is truly different: At Hive, doing things differently sets us apart. Here’s what that means for you:
    • No timesheets: we prioritise the quality of work over tracking billable hours, eliminating the need for time sheets.
    • Remote working: you will have the flexibility to work from home, remotely from anywhere in Australia or from our Melbourne CBD office.
    • Embrace flexible working arrangements: we encourage flexibility across a wide range of different working arrangements, including part-time and full-time employment.
    • Work on your schedule: you can work at the times that best suit your lifestyle.
    • Wellbeing: you and your immediate family will have access to our Bee There Program and employee assistance program, providing support and assistance when needed.
    • Inclusivity: you can actively participate in various employee-driven social and community initiatives, including our pro bono program, Reconciliation Action Plans (RAP) committee, Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) committee, and our book club. 


Who are we looking for?

Lawyers, ideally at 3 – 7 years PQE who: 

  • are interested in working on energy and climate change matters;
  • enjoy technically challenging work;
  • have good general commercial skills and experience in handling commercial contracts;
  • have regulatory experience or a willingness to learn the energy regulatory landscape; and
  • fit within our diverse, inclusive and collaborative culture.

Experience in the energy sector or in carbon markets will be well regarded but is not essential. Lawyers who have experience in areas other than the energy and climate change sector are encouraged to apply if they meet the above criteria. 

This position is Australia wide and you do not need to be located in Melbourne.


How to apply:

All applications must come through our HiveScout – Energy and Climate Change bot found on the join us page of our website.

Creating a safe and inclusive work environment

At Hive Legal we are committed to providing a safe and inclusive work environment where every individual is treated with dignity and respect. We have a zero-tolerance policy for any form of sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination or inappropriate conduct.

All recruitment and selection procedures and decisions will reflect Hive Legal’s commitment to providing equal opportunity by assessing all potential candidates according to their skills, knowledge, qualifications and capabilities.

Hive Legal encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and minority and underrepresented people to apply.

We are dedicated to providing inclusive practices to attract and recruit the best talent. If there are any reasonable adjustments you may need to participate fully in our recruitment process, please let us know.


Background screening

Before applying for this position please note you may be required to provide:

  • Reference checks: Please provide us with a minimum of two referees. Please include their full name, job title, company name, email address, and phone number.
  • Criminal and identity verification: If you proceed to the final round of interviews, you will be required to obtain a National Police Check through Victoria Police or an alternative provider before any employment offer is made. We will be in touch with you at this stage to discuss this process further.
  • Educational/qualification verification: If you have less than three years PQE, you are required to upload official documentation from your educational institution confirming your educational qualifications.
  • Practising certificate: If successful, you will be required to provide us with your current practicing certificate. This needs to also show whether it is restricted or unrestricted, if applicable.

If you have any enquiries, please contact Melissa Lyon, Executive Director & Experience Designer at: [email protected].