Applications are sought from suitably qualified and experienced applicants wishing to be considered for multiple junior and senior positions as Litigation Lawyers for our Commonwealth Government client.
Successful applicants will form part of a merit pool to fill current and anticipated vacancies across a number of teams in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra. Vacancies would generally be filled for an initial non-ongoing period of three years with a possibility for extension or to be made ongoing.
In these roles, you will have or will develop significant court-based advocacy skills in your daily role as a solicitor with carriage of proceedings and matters. You will be conducting dynamic, cutting-edge litigation and providing high level advice and our client is therefore seeking dynamic, motivated and experienced individuals.
Expertise in the conduct and management of civil, commercial or criminal litigation, identification and confiscation of assets, forensic accounting and other related fields would be highly regarded.
While the litigation is civil in nature, it is in areas related to law enforcement and you will work closely with investigation teams.
Our client operates as a national practice and successful candidates may need to undertake travel to, and conduct litigation in, other regional offices including Adelaide, Hobart and Darwin. Some international travel may also be required.
The successful candidate must:
· be an Australian citizen;
· be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the NV1/Secret level;
· be able to pass and maintain stringent character and integrity checks and standards;
· hold Tertiary qualifications in law and possess contemporary relevant legal knowledge and experience; and
· hold or be able to obtain a practising certificate as an Australian Legal Practitioner by 21 January 2018.
Although not essential, it is desirable that candidates will have:
· knowledge of contemporary Commonwealth criminal law;
· some familiarity with the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002; Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987; International Criminal Court Act 2002; International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995; and
· an understanding of the role of the Commonwealth as a model litigant and obligations under the Legal Services Directions 2017.
Please note that applicants will also be required to account for any significant periods spent living in foreign countries, or regular travel abroad to certain regions.
For further information, please telephone Gillian Beaumont Legal on (02) 6108 3686, or email email@example.com citing the reference GBL 3582.
Applying for this role
To apply you will need to:
1. Submit your resume via in MS Word format, and;
2. Submit 2 page cover letter outlining your claims and suitability for the role.
Both of these documents will need to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The closing date for applications has been extended to 11:59pm Sunday 21 January 2018.