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Dispute & Commercial Lawyer – Leading University

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THE ROLE:

This role has arisen due to maternity leave and an additional spike in workload. The institution is looking for a legal professional to:

  • Handle disputes – administrative law/complaints about discrimination, privacy, GIPA, etc., in tribunals. A few issues proceed to hearing. Use your negotiation experience to resolve disputes and avoid going to the tribunal or court.
  • Work on general commercial matters, including marketing reviews, commercial transactions, research-related work, seed capital, clinical trials, centre of excellence, and general contractual matters.
  • Work proactively to identify and manage risk across the institution.
  • Be a proactive business partner at all levels throughout the organisation and support teams, assisting with decisions, providing practical advice, and mitigating risk.
  • Provide legal services to optimise contractual and commercial arrangements.
  • Undertake legal research, develop and maintain legal precedents, and template documents.

The contract is set to commence at the beginning of June 2024 and will last for 6 months. The role can be 4 or 5 days per week.

ABOUT YOU:
  • You have a current Australian Practicing Certificate.
  • You have experience in handling disputes, general commercial matters,
  • You are comfortable operating autonomously and can adapt quickly to changing priorities.
  • You are calm, considered, and practical with common sense.
  • You are prepared to take ownership of your work.
  • Prior university experience is helpful but not necessary.
ON OFFER:
  • Gain experience within a leading Sydney university.
  • Work within a collaborative, supportive, and legal and commercial team.
  • Varied and interesting work – supporting every function within the organisation.
  • Competitive remuneration – Paid on a day rate of $1,050 to $1,200. An annualised Full-Time Equivalent of $241K to $276K.
NEXT STEPS:

This role is looking to fill quickly, so if this sounds like an opportunity that you would like to explore further, please apply and we will be in touch shortly.

Alternatively, if you would like to have a confidential conversation first, please feel free to contact Andrew Murdoch at andrew.murdoch@dovetaillaw.com.au at Dovetail Legal Solutions – to arrange a time for an initial chat.

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