Senior Legal Counsel (contract to 30 June)

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    Corporate & Commercial

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    Annabelle Crowe

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    5 months

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The Opportunity

This is a maternity leave cover to 30 June 2020, within a centralised University legal team (HEO9 level role).

About you

You are an Australian qualified commercial lawyer who has at least 3-5 years PQE, gained in-house or in private practice. You are motivated to deliver and enjoy working with multiple stakeholders and a diverse workload.

Key responsibilities

  • Draft, negotiate and advise on intellectual property, information technology, property, commercial, research consultancy, employment, international and other contracts
  • Provide strategic support to the General Counsel and broader Legal team, including conceptualising, developing and reviewing University policies and procedures
  • Provide professional and prompt advice on all legal matters concerning the University, including guidance to the University's Senior Executive and Council, decision-making bodies and staff of the University
  • Conduct and manage litigation in which the University is involved to protect its interests
  • Brief external counsel as required

Ideal candidate

  • At least 5 years of post-qualification legal experience
  • Demonstrated experience in the drafting and advising on complex commercial contracts and intellectual property, information technology and property and employment laws
  • Demonstrated record of achievement in higher education or government institutions, corporate or private legal organisations
  • Strong interpersonal skills including ability to negotiate, motivate, influence and build relationships
  • Ability to provide sound, timely and cost -effective legal advice and support


Should you be interested in discussing this position or your in-house ambitions more generally, please get in touch with Annabelle Crowe at Taylor Root. Send your CV to or call on 03 8610 8410.


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