34d ago

Senior Litigation Lawyer - exciting in-house opportunity in commonwealth agency


Base pay $140k - $189k
"Hourly rate inclusive of superannuation"
Contract Full time Standard business hours
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The Position

Allygroup is seeking experienced litigation lawyers with at least 5 years experience in litigation to join a high-profile federal government agency in their employment and dispute resolution team. The position is for a 6 month and an exciting opportunity to work on significant litigation.

If successful, you will manage matters with limited supervision and will work with juniors on larger more significant matters. You will be part of a team of approximately 10 lawyers with varied experience who value a collaborative working style. The team are inclusive and focus on exceeding expecations and deliverable whilst having a good time. 

The position is Canberra based however, for the right candidate would consider sydney based candidates. Whilst the client has a strong preference for full-time candidates they are happy to consider candidates part-time (4 days per week) as well as possibly 2 days working from home. 

Core Responsibilities:

  • supporting the team Manager in the allocation and prioritisation of matters within the team;
  • using initiative to proactively manage own caseload, liaise directly with clients and stakeholders, and deliver high quality legal advice and services;
  • mentoring and managing, in a team leader like capacity, 1-2 professional staff;
  • supervising less experienced team members on individual matters, providing instructions, feedback, and formal review or sign-off of work and supporting the team members’ development;
  • working collaboratively with other members of the Legal division on matters crossing multiple functional areas to deliver holistic legal outcomes;
  • preparing briefs for external legal advice, as requested;
  • informing self and direct reports of relevant legal and regulatory changes  and ensuring they are applied to advices and in dispute resolution matters.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • be self-motivated
  • possess high levels of integrity, probity and behavioural standards;
  • have excellent time management and efficiency skills including task prioritisation and organisation skills;
  • the ability to precisely follow guidelines;
  • be able to work well under pressure; and
  • high levels of attention to detail is paramount

Successful candidates will need to be Australian citizens and eligible to a high level department-based security clearance (irrespective of clearances already held) but an existing NV1 clearance would be an advantage.

What you need to do now

To apply, click the ‘Apply for this job’ button above or send a current resume and cover letter to our team at recruitment@allygroup.com.au expressing your interest in this opportunity. For a confidential talk in relation to this position, please call us on 02 5104 3170.

About Allygroup

Allygroup is a law firm which specialises in legal management consultancy, legal project management and legal recruitment.

Allygroup is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and endeavour to put forward the best candidates regardless of their cultural, gender or religious identity.

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Job details
Date posted
28 May 2022
Government, Emergency & Defence
Federal Government
Above avg.
$140k - $189k
Contract type
Work type
Full time
Job mode
Standard business hours
Career level
Experienced non-manager
Work Authorisation
Australian citizen / Permanent resident

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