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Legal Counsel

Hays Legal


Base pay $140k - $160k
Permanent Standard business hours
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Full job description

Your new company
This position will see you working within a worldwide growing professional services firm, based in Melbourne's CBD. You will be working with a well experienced General Counsel, Head of Legal assisting with providing in-house advice and legal support across the firm.

Your new role
Reporting to the General Counsel, Head of Legal, you will provide legal advice on corporate and commercial matters and assist in disputes and litigation with support from the broader Corporate Services team. You will also:

  • Full Carriage and oversight on legal matters and managing disputes and litigation (debt recovery, professional indemnity or general commercial matters) with external lawyers
  • Negotiate, review and advise on contracts, agreements, transactions and joint venture arrangements.
  • Provide advice on corporation’s law and regulatory compliance matters and represent the firm in dealings with the regulators
  • Providing general legal advice on day-to-day legal matters, and develop strategies for mitigation of legal risk
  • Contribute to the firm’s policies and procedures while supporting legal frameworks through review
  • Provide corporate governance and ad hoc company secretarial support
  • Take on special projects as determined by the General Counsel or the Director, Corporate Services.

What you'll need to succeed
To be considered you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Law and Admission to Practice with current practising certificate
  • A minimum of 3 year’s PAE
  • Commercial, corporate experience gained in a medium to large law firm and/or in-house legal counsel roles (Litigation experience also desirable).
  • Strong Commercial outlook and understanding
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

What you'll get in return
If successful in the role you will have the opportunity to be a part of a renowned and growing global Professional Services firm. You will have the chance to make the role your own and opportunities for growth and development are encouraged in an inclusive and diverse environment. Flexible working is also offered.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Aimee Lobban now on 03 8616 8453 or email aimee.lobban@hays.com.au.

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Skills
CONTRACTS
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
DIVERSE TEAM
LEGAL ADVICE
LEGAL COUNSEL
LEGAL SUPPORT
LITIGATION
MICROSOFT OUTLOOK
Pay comparison
Market average based on all Legal Counsel jobs in Melbourne VIC
Base pay range
$140k - $160k
Market average
$163k
$163k
Market average
$64k
$250k+

Job details
Date posted
21 Mar 2022
Category
Legal
Occupation
Commercial & Corporate Law
Base pay
$140k - $160k
Work type
Permanent
Job mode
Standard business hours
Work Authorisation
Australian citizen / Permanent resident

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