Solicitor (Corporate & Commercial Law)

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Darlington, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

  • Full time 12-month fixed term contract
  • Fantastic opportunity to join the University’s Office of General Counsel
  • Offering a competitive remuneration package including 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Solicitor (Corporate and Commercial) is responsible for providing sound, timely and cost-effective legal advice, and representing University clients across a range of corporate and commercial law matters.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • provision of strategic and sound legal advice
  • negotiating arrangements and agreements and drafting and reviewing legal documents
  • dispute resolution
  • engaging external legal services
  • development of policy
  • communicating to the University about legal concepts, issues and developments
  • professional development and contribution to the development of the Office of General Counsel

About you

  • minimum 5+ years post admission legal experience
  • qualifications in law and admission to practice law in NSW
  • experience in drafting and reviewing a range of commercial agreements (including goods and services agreements, IT contracts, documents for tenders, sponsorship agreements, collaborative arrangements, funding agreements, confidentiality agreements, and a range of collaborations between public and private sector organisations)
  • extensive experience in contracts, intellectual property and commercial law, the conduct of negotiations, drafting documents and the provision of advice in these and related areas
  • provision of legal advice and strategy in relation to the management and settlement of disputes
  • commercial acumen and the ability to provide swift, sound and practical advice
  • excellent interpersonal skills including experience in delivering information and concepts to disparate audiences
  • knowledge of the higher education sector and government agencies desirable but not essential

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement 

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. 

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.  

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Liz Mackinlay, Recruitment Operations by email to .

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Monday 28 November 2022 11:59 PM
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