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Legal Counsel

  • In-house Legal Counsel
  • Project management
  • Advisory & non-contentious focus


Client Details

A unique opportunity has arisen for a mid-level front-end, corporate insurance lawyer with at least 3-6 years’ PAE in the financial services space to join the in-house team of a leading insurer. Working closely with the General Counsel and Head of Projects, Reinsurance & Distribution as part of an experienced and established national legal team, you will be involved in a breadth of retail insurance and distribution law as well as projects work. 

Description 

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Stakeholder management including providing strategic and complex advice to internal stakeholders across the business, such as interpretation of key legislation (incl BI claims).
  • Advisory work across Chapter 7 Corporations Act, product design & distribution, anti-hawking/deferred sales model, breach reporting, the unfair contract terms & general insurance code of practice;
  • Developing an engagement model with external legal providers and other service providers, as well as;
  • End to end project management.
  • Initiate & provide strategic counsel on issues such as legal risk.


Profile

The successful candidate will have:
  • Ideally 3-6 years’ PAE with front-end commercial or retail insurance experience gained within a top-tier law firm, leading insurance firm or an ASX listed financial services organisation
  • Previous exposure to financial services
  • Previous experience drafting PDS documents and policy wording
  • Familiarity with the Corporations Act (particularly Chapter 7) and the Insurance Contracts Act
  • Commercially minded with strong project management skills
  • Solutions-focused with the ability to triage multiple priorities at any one time
  • Excellent negotiation & communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships with both internal & external stakeholders.


Job Offer


In return, you will receive:
  • A competitive remuneration package;
  • An accelerated career promotional path.
  • A friendly, collegiate and supportive working environment.
  • Flexible working practices.

To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply Now' button below. For a confidential discussion, please contact Suzie Large on 0434 294 665.