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Senior Law Officer SP1 & SP2 - Darwin

Senior Law Officer SP1 - Darwin
Department of the Attorney-General & Justice
Legal Services Commercial Division

  • Full-time, ongoing
  • Salary: $114,737 - $128,178

The Commercial Division provides strategic commercial legal advice to the Northern Territory Government, its agencies and statutory bodies. The division applies a whole of Government perspective to its legal advice in areas including major infrastructure projects, land development and management, procurement and contracts, funding agreements, mining and resources, revenue law, native title and Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act matters, and a wide range of general commercial matters.

Key duties and responsibilities

  1. Provide legal advice and legal representation on complex or sensitive matters.
  2. Report to Director of the Commercial Division on the progress of matters.
  3. Act as a source of advice and guidance to junior professional staff of the Commercial Division.
  4. Maintain a high level of knowledge of relevant areas of the law and of relevant practices and procedures.
  5. Provide a high level of service to clients including timely, accurate and well researched legal advice.
  6. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing and prepare and present legal concepts, positions or factual analyses clearly and correctly.
  7. Represent the Solicitor for the Northern Territory, liaise with clients and deal with people and issues in a professional manner.
  8. Organise work so as to manage priorities effectively and meet deadlines.
  9. Accept responsibility for the content and presentation of all documents personally produced.

Selection criteria

  1. Admission to practice as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory or eligibility for such admission (any person eligible for admission will be required to be admitted if appointed to this position).
  2. Quality experience in commercial legal practice in relevant fields.
  3. Proven experience in the organisation and management of a personal legal practice involving complex or sensitive cases.
  4. Sound drafting skills and ability to negotiate complex agreements and to communicate in a professional manner.
  5. Ability to manage files in order to meet client needs and deadlines.
  6. Ability to cope with pressure and to work as part of a team.

Desirable

  1. Experience using knowledge of the Territory, its laws, the workings of the Government.
  2. Specialist knowledge in at least one area within the discipline of Commercial Law.

Senior Law Officer SP2 - Darwin
Department of the Attorney-General & Justice
Legal Services Commercial Division

  • Full-time, ongoing
  • Salary: $132,365 - $144,269

The Commercial Division provides strategic commercial legal advice to the Northern Territory Government, its agencies and statutory bodies. The division applies a whole of Government perspective to its legal advice in areas including major infrastructure projects, land development and management, procurement and contracts, funding agreements, mining and resources, revenue law, native title and Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act matters, and a wide range of general commercial matters.

Key duties and repsonsibilities

  1. Provide legal advice and legal representation on major, complex or sensitive matters.
  2. Report to the Director of the Commercial Division on the progress of matters.
  3. Act as a source of advice and guidance to junior professional staff of the Commercial Division.
  4. Maintain a high level of knowledge and expertise in the relevant areas of the law and of relevant practices and procedures.
  5. Provide a high level of service to clients, including timely, accurate and well-researched advice.
  6. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Prepare and present legal concepts, positions or factual analyses clearly and correctly.
  7. Represent the Solicitor for the Northern Territory, liaise with clients and deal with people and issues in a professional manner.
  8. Organise work so as to manage priorities effectively and meet deadlines.
  9. Accept responsibility for the content and presentation of all documents personally produced.

Selection criteria

  1. Admission to practice as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory or eligibility for such admission (any person eligible for admission will be required to be admitted if appointed to this position).
  2. Extensive quality experience in commercial legal practice in relevant fields.
  3. Proven experience in the organisation and management of personal legal practice involving major, complex and sensitive cases.
  4. Highly developed drafting skills and ability to negotiate complex agreements effectively and to communicate in a professional manner.
  5. Ability to manage files in order to meet client needs and deadlines.
  6. Ability to cope with pressure and to work as part of a team.

Desirable

  1. Highly developed knowledge of the Territory, its laws, the workings of government.
  2. Specialist knowledge in at least one area within the disciplines of Commercial Law.
  3. Experience in a position involved with the supervision and development of junior professional staff.

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Applications for close 30 August 2018.

Further information and to apply: https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=147811 

Contact: Kate Stevenson on (08) 8936 7654 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Last modified: 08/08/2018 9:53 AM

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