Senior Associate/Special Counsel - Public Sector

  • Location

    Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

  • Sector:

    Law Firms

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Negotiable; Commensurate with Experience

  • Contact:

    Laila Abou-Rahme

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    CU Canberra SA/SC_1567585240

  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Expiry date:


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This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Associate/Special Counsel to join the Public Sector Corporate team of a top-tier national firm's Canberra office.

You will be working in a busy two-partner practice with a diverse range of clients, including government agencies and private sector entities. You will work on complex legal transactions, supervise other lawyers and second-counsel advice. The firm is looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated team player who will help grow the practice.

This busy and varied senior role will see you have the opportunity to advise on a broad range of high profile, complex and sensitive ICT and services outsourcing projects. You will be advising on a wide range of commercial, contracting, procurement, corporate and probity matters.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • experience as a Senior Associate 4+ years
  • proven experience in public sector procurement and contracting, preferably with experience in complex ICT transactions
  • exceptional technical skills
  • a collaborative team approach
  • superior written and verbal expression skills and an aptitude for reshaping and expressing complex concepts in a concise way
  • a naturally collegiate mindset which prioritises respect for peers and collaborative working

In addition, the firm is seeking a resilient, self-starter -- someone who is able to work autonomously and is focused on attention to detail and providing outstanding service to the firm's clients.

The Public Sector team

The firm's National Public Sector group is widely regarded as the premier private government practice in Australia and has a wealth of industry-leading practitioners, talent and experience within the team.

The public sector (corporate) team advises a wide range of government agencies on some of their most complex and sensitive programs, from project inception through to transition and contract management.

The team uses their skills to solve complex legal problems, assist with the development and implementation of program strategy, and inform policy development.

The firm

As Australia's leading independent law firm, the culture has been built by innovative thinkers who are the driving force behind the firm. If you choose to be part of the team, your expectations will be challenged every step of the way.

The firm is looking for individuals who will thrive under its spirit of independence. Dynamic personalities who can collaborate, innovate and strive for success within a collegiate culture. In return, the firm will work to help build the career you've always wanted.

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