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14th Dec 2023

December 2023 In-House Legal Newsletter

Read Dovetail's latest newsletter, where we outline the current status of the legal job market in Australia and provide career guidance tips.

December In-House Legal Job Market Update

How can you adapt to the changing job market? Andrew Murdoch explores the current In-house Legal Job landscape as we enter the New Year. Keep informed about the most recent industry trends and statistics whilst receiving expert advice, watch our market update below!

ACC Nat Con – Dovetail Summary

Every year, our team at Dovetail compile an extensive summary of the brilliant speakers from the Association of Corporate Counsel Australia’s National Conference. This year’s event in Canberra was especially full of great insights! If you missed out or would like a refresher on the event, make sure to have a look through our summary below.

A Few Good Men – Legal Parody

Check out a hilarious take on the dynamic between Sales and In-house Legal functions – inspired by the classic film ‘A Few Good Men’ 😂

Dovetail Welcomes Ros Tricksey to the Team!

The Dovetail team is excited to announce that Ros Tricksey has joined as our new consultant! With over 6 years of in-house legal experience, including as Head of Legal and Compliance at an ASX-listed multinational tech firm, Ros identifies with the challenges in-house lawyers face. Before practising as a lawyer, Ros worked for over 10 years in consultancy, sales, and chartered accountancy. Ros draws from this wealth of diverse experience to provide strategic, commercial, and practical perspectives and solutions. Most importantly, Ros remains deeply committed to delivering exceptional service.

Sample of live opportunities
  • Senior Legal Counsel – Insurance or Financial Services: A leading Australian headquartered insurance company requires a Senior Insurance or Financial Services Lawyer to join their collaborative and engaged Legal Team.
  • Legal Counsel / Senior Legal Counsel, Commercial / Tech – Sydney – Permanent: Exciting opportunity for a Commercial / Tech lawyer with around 7 years’ experience to join a growing business with global operations. Be part of a dynamic business scaling up at the intersection of renewable energy, tech and data, supporting business operations across multiple jurisdictions, and growing within a stimulating and energetic team.
  • Senior Litigation Lawyer – Strategic Project Management – Sydney: Project management role for a senior litigation lawyer guiding commercial litigation strategy for the business, including: engaging with senior management and stakeholders, applying a strategic lens to commercial litigation matters for the business – looking at what is being done and how best to run it, and instructing external law firms. Join a leading financial services business in Australia.
  • Commercial Lawyer – Projects & Infrastructure – Sydney: Commercial lawyer to assist with a range of commercial legal work across major projects, infrastructure, construction and resources sector. Join a sought-after firm working on a range of key projects around Australia.
  • Senior In-House Counsel – Financial Services – Sydney: Outstanding opportunity for a Senior In-House Counsel with demonstrated financial services experience to join a global business and provide advice and legal support on a wide range of funds, investment management, and general commercial and corporate issues.
  • Senior Legal Counsel – Renewables Sydney: Excellent permanent role for a commercial lawyer with renewables, energy and/or construction experience. Join an innovative business making a difference.
  • Paralegal/Administrative Coordinator – Sydney: An exciting opportunity for a Paralegal/ Administrative Coordinator to join a leading Sydney-based University and work within a high-performing and supportive legal team.
  • Commercial/IP Lawyer – Leading Sydney University: Fantastic opportunity for a Commercial/IP Lawyer with 4 to 8 years’ experience to join this leading Sydney-based University. Be at the forefront of higher education, make a tangible difference to the University and students, and grow in a stimulating and supportive environment.
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