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Senior Legal Counsel – Property

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This an outstanding opportunity for an experienced Senior Property Lawyer to engage in cutting-edge and strategic level work at a world-leading Sydney university.

The role reports to a supportive and innovative General Counsel. The primary responsibility of the role is to provide strategic and strategic legal advice on a broad range of property, environment and planning matters., including:

  • Property development
  • Acquisition and disposal of lands
  • Leasing and licensing
  • Easements and covenants
  • Compulsory acquisition of land
  • Planning and environment law
  • Environmental protection
  • Land valuation
  • Crown land
  • Water rights, imposts and caveats
  • Work collaboratively with clients on business opportunities
  • Liaise with, and supervise external legal service providers
  • Manage and develop client and key stakeholder relationships
  • Build strong networks across the higher education sector
  • Proactive identification of actual and potential legal and regulatory risks and recommendations for constructive approaches and responses
  • An unrestricted practising Australian Legal Practicing Certificate
  • 7+ years post-qualification experience, including extensive experience in advising on a variety of property matters.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with diverse audiences in public and private settings, including effectively translating complex legal ideas or concepts for lay audiences.
  • Exceptional attention to detail. High level of problem-solving skills with a commercial approach.
  • Demonstrated ability to critically review and analyse contracts, legislation and other regulatory instruments, apply commercial acumen and negotiate and draft legal documents for a broad range of property legal matters.
  • Strong negotiation skills, including a capacity to exercise sound judgement.
  • An ability to work within a small team and adopt a flexible approach to a demanding and time-pressured client base.
  • An innovative mindset and being open to change, as the legal function, constantly seeks ways to improve their service through automation and other technologies.
  • Grow your career working in a world-leading university.
  • Cutting-edge, engaging, and varied legal issues.
  • Work within a collaborative, supportive and established legal team.
  • Increase your professional and technical capability by working and learning from colleagues at the top of their game.
  • Hybrid and flexible working available
  • An organisation with an excellent, engaging, and innovative culture
  • Excellent, experienced, and supportive GC

This role is looking to fill quickly, so if this sounds like an opportunity 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 Imogen Spouse at Dovetail Legal Solutions at imogen.spouse@dovetaillaw.com.au – to arrange an initial chat.


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