Working in private practice isn't for everyone. Plenty of firms offer a great culture, talented and friendly colleagues and competitive pay, but long hours and billable targets can eat into the enjoyment. If you're torn between being able to maintain that winning law firm environment, with a role that puts you closer to the end client and ultimately reclaims that elusive work life balance, this could be the role for you.
Taylor Root are working with one of Australia's leading law firms, an internationally renowned brand, on an opportunity to contribute to the work of the General Counsel's division.
Your role would be a pivotal one, that draws from your expertise as a practising lawyer but with the chance to develop new skills, in a familiar environment. Working closely with your team, risk professionals and Partners, you would assist the firm in managing its regulatory and ethical obligations, as well as broader in-house legal requirements, such as:
- Commercial matters, ranging from contractual advice through to intellectual property.
- Employee and workplace matters.
- Corporate advice, including governance.
To complement this, you will take a lead on a major project to implement a new conflicts management solution, due to be rolled out to the business. You will harness stakeholder management and project delivery skills to advise, educate and embed behaviours across the firm's teams.
You can expect to join a team that prides itself on collaboration and excellence. The firm invest heavily in staff and you will have access to substantial opportunities for personal and professional development in an in-house environment that has an unrivalled focus on building your commercial and legal skills. Salaries are competitive and will ensure your contributions are rewarded, whilst you are able to determine the best working arrangements for your situation. Flexibility is encouraged and delivered.
Although this advert has appealed for client facing lawyers looking for a change, the team would be delighted to hear from experienced conflicts lawyers already working for professional services organisations, who can quickly add value.
To Be Considered
Please contact Andrew Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0403 384 447 for a confidential discussion about this role or simply apply with a current CV. If this role isn't right for you but you'd like to discuss the market and your career prospects, please do also get in touch.
Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However, we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.
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Taylor Root is part of The Specialist Recruitment Group PTY LTD, which is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.