In-House Legal Counsel - 9 to 12 Month Contract

In-House Legal Counsel - 9 to 12 Month Contract

Job Title: In-House Legal Counsel - 9 to 12 Month Contract
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Brisbane
Salary: $165K to $200K package | 9 to 12 month contract
Reference: 2875351
Contact Name: Kirra Gaskell
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 12, 2020 11:01

Job Description

  • In-House Legal with an Iconic International Brand
  • Brisbane based position
  • Front-End Construction focus with Procurement and Contracts
  • Full-time | 9 to 12 month contract
  • Remuneration Negotiable $165K to $200K package  
  • Previous In-House experience is preferred.
This particular client operates globally and is ranked one of the largest listed companies by market cap in the Asia Pacific Rim. 

With more than 1800+ employees across Australia, Senior Executives of the Australian operations are located in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The GC/Co Sec reports to a resident GM, as well as having a dotted line to the Group GC offshore.  
This particular position reports to the General Counsel and Company Secretary and requires a person who is committed to excellence, can work with a high level of autonomy, is service-oriented towards business unit managers, has a commercially pragmatic approach to providing legal solutions within acceptable risk parameters, as well as having a grounded disposition. 

Working with a phenomenal legal team you can expect the position to be focused on contract negotiation and management with some overflow work in other areas:   
  • procurement and commercial contracts - reviewing and negotiating terms across a broad range of commercial instruments such as procurement; supply agreements; marketing/media agreements; professional services (legal, accounting, engineering); specialist consulting services; transport; finance; along with intellectual property and risk management considerations;
  • property - reviewing lease agreements and easements; 
  • construction contracts – drafting and negotiating O&M contracts for capital works projects and maintenance of facilities utilising bespoke precedents which have been based on Australian Standard form contracts;
  • general commercial - giving general assistance to the HR Team on employment contracts and HR policy documentation; assisting in resolving any HR grievances; workplace health and safety issues; advising on FIRB issues; compliance; assisting with on Co Sec requirements; assisting on general compliance as well as general corporate advisory.
You will have 8 to 15 years post-admission experience and be able to work full-time (5 days per week) during this contract from the Brisbane office unless a subsequent lockdown is mandated. You will have a level of competency to work autonomously and with limited supervision. 

As a mandatory core skill set, you must have demonstrative skills in drafting diverse/general commercial contracts from templates (and from first principles on occasion), particularly when assisting senior executives on novel transactions. You will have recently worked in-house or within a respected national firm environment where your skills have been honed and where you may have taken an in-house Secondment. 

To be considered for this role you must be an Australian Resident and have a current Australian practising certificate. In addition, this is a Brisbane based position, therefore should you currently be interstate/overseas then you must be prepared to meet State Government directives concerning self-quarantine ( 

Remuneration is attractive and will be negotiated with the individual. $165K to $200K total package (inclusive of superannuation) can be used as a general guide. 

The role is being offered as a 9 to 12 month contract to commence mid-October for handover purposes with the current incumbent.

This is a highly professional yet relaxed work environment centred on technical competence, mutual respect, and a collaborative mindset. 
With 30 years as specialist consultants to the legal profession, Law Staff has an impressive history of facilitating discreet moves for lawyers at all levels and has an uncompromising commitment to confidentiality. 

Most importantly, we treat this as a two-way information sharing session to allow you to make an informed decision whether to move forward with an expression of interest to this employer. We will only ever confer with our client after you have done your research and at a time when you have expressed in writing that you are ready to take that cautious next step. Absolutely everything stays in the vault until that time. 


During Covid, LawStaff offers the options of a virtual meeting or a  lounge room setting for a relaxed discussion, allowing you to comfortably provide us with an understanding of your skillset and interests. In an effort to secure your opportunity for an uncompromisingly confidential discussion on this role, please email your details through to and 

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.  

We look forward to engaging with shortlisted candidates.