In-House Counsel | Employment Lawyer

Location: Brisbane
Discipline: in-house counsel , lawyer (incl associate & senior associate)
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Market Leading Remuneration
Contact name: Ena Pita

Contact email:
Job ref: IHE2021928
Published: 22 days ago
Startdate: ASAP
Unique In-House role for an Employment Lawyer with 4+PAE. Utilise your skills in this collaborative team. Work-life balance & incentives on offer!

  • Law Staff have been engaged by a fast-growing and innovative Eastern seaboard organisation.
  • They currently maintain an established legal team comprised of industry leaders, and are seeking to appoint an additional Employment In-House Counsel with a minimum of 4 years PAE.
  • This is a hands on role reporting directly to the General Counsel, as well as working collaboratively with the broader legal team. 
  • Playing an integral part of the legal function, you can expect to broaden and challenge your skillset across the full spectrum of front and back end matters including:
    • Drafting and advising on employment agreements and contracts;
    • Drafting and advising on enterprise agreements;
    • General protection issues including unfair dismissal proceedings and unlawful terminations, discrimination, workplace harassment, and bullying claims; and
    • Workplace health and safety risk management.

The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics:
  • Admission as a legal practitioner in Queensland;
  • a minimum of 4 year's post admission experience within a workplace relations and employment group;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills of a high professional standard;
  • Exceptional drafting skills;
  • High level of commercial acumen, and
  • Ability to work effectively both autonomously and in a team environment.

This is a career-defining opportunity to move into an in-house role within a supportive team environment offering:
  • Competitive remuneration;
  • Genuine work life balance;
  • Ongoing training & development with the opportunity to learn from the best;
  • An inclusive and cohesive team environment.

At Law Staff we maintain the highest protocols during Covid and therefore offer a meeting over Zoom or FaceTime, as well as offer a contactless meeting in a lounge room setting for a relaxed confidential discussion over coffee/tea, allowing you to comfortably provide us with an understanding of your considerations in that next move. We are full in our disclosure and by the end of the meeting you will be provided with a detailed profile of this opportunity for you to go away and research at your leisure. To apply please click APPLY attaching the relevant documents. Alternatively please quote Ref No: IHE2021928 and forward your Professional Profile to: 
  • Ena Pita -
  • Trudy Reading -
If this role is not entirely suitable then we would still enjoy the opportunity of hearing from you. We often work on roles that are not advertised, with a range of positions across private practice and in-house.  
LawStaff | L 22 HSBC Bld | 300 Queen St | Brisbane (07) 3221 1229 

Please note, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.