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Legal Counsel

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Our client is seeking a dedicated and experienced Legal Counsel to join their team. This is an exciting opportunity to provide legal, risk, and compliance advice contributing to the overall growth and success of the business. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic team that values teamwork, respect, integrity, honesty, and safety. This role offers the chance to work on a variety of tasks including drafting and negotiating contracts, providing legal advice to a broad range of business sectors and the leadership team, managing commercial disputes, and delivering internal training on relevant legal issues.

• Permanent full-time position based in Darwin
• Opportunity to contribute positively to continuous improvement activities and initiatives
• Work within a team that values teamwork, respect, integrity, honesty, and safety
• Assistance with relocation

What sets this company apart :

Our client offers an inclusive work environment where every employee is valued and respected. They believe in the power of diverse perspectives and strive to create a culture of inclusivity where everyone can thrive. They are committed to providing opportunities for professional growth and career advancement.

What you'll do:

As a Legal Counsel, you will play an instrumental role in providing comprehensive legal support across the organisation. You will contribute positively towards continuous improvement activities within the organisation:
• Providing timely, commercial and accurate legal advice relevant to the day-to-day business operations
• Drafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts including construction contracts, services agreements, operating agreements, sub-leases, licences, security documents and other related documentation
• Undertaking legal reviews following tender processes and advising on legal risks relevant to contract award
• Supporting the team in reviewing access to service requests from external stakeholders and complying with regulatory obligations
• Identifying and managing legal risks for the business
• Assisting in ensuring statutory and contractual compliance and engaging with relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance
• Managing commercial disputes and leading or assisting with settlement negotiations
• Supporting in providing legal advice and reports to the board
• Assisting in drafting and reviewing internal policies and procedures
• Delivering internal training on relevant legal issues and risk areas

What you bring:

• Current or ability to obtain an unrestricted legal practising certificate
• Bachelor of Laws degree
• At least 4 – 8 years post admission experience, partly within a law firm environment
• Substantial experience as a construction or commercial lawyer in reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts
• Experience in resolving disputes
• Some experience with workplace or employment related issues
• Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills particularly in relation to negotiation, problem solving and conflict resolution
• Ability to manage competing priorities, work under pressure and meet strict deadlines

* Robert Walters has been exclusive retained by our client in their search for a Legal Counsel, please get in touch for confidential conversation and the full position description.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply. To apply please click apply or call Robert Kruger on 02 8289 3230 for a confidential discussion.

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Legal

Focus: In-house Legal

Industry: Legal

Salary: Attractive Salary Package

Workplace Type: Remote

Experience Level: Associate

Location: Darwin

Job Reference: 1973930/001

Date posted: 29 May 2024

Consultant: Robert Kruger

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