Associate Counsel - Corporate
Who are we?
we manage infrastructure development, community recreational facilities and planning, building and other regulatory services.
With this growth forecasted to continue, QLDC needs to be resourced to manage the associated infrastructure and environmental demands.
To help manage the Council’s response to the above, QLDC’s legal team provides legal advice across the organisation and represents the Council in litigation on a variety of matters.
We are a team of six lawyers divided into two teams each responsible for a key risk area (RMA / Regulatory and Corporate).
This role presents an opportunity to be part of this team, working in a fast paced environment dealing with big city issues in a small community which is exciting and challenging.
Work-life balance is important to the team and the organisation. Equally important is our commitment to being recognised as a highly regarded and high functioning legal service unit.
The Associate Counsel is a senior lawyer who provides strong legal advice in one of the key areas of legal risk for Council and provides management and leadership support to the General Counsel.
The Associate Counsel is responsible for managing members of the corporate legal team.
The areas of expertise of the Associate Counsel will include Corporate and Commercial law. The Associate Counsel will be responsible for legal matters falling within the following areas :
The list is not exhaustive and there will be other matters that arise in the Local Government context that the Associate Counsel will be responsible for.
The Associate Counsel will be expected to manage files in an autonomous way, and keep the General Counsel briefed of key risks and developments in their matters.
The Associate Counsel will have a lot of interaction with external legal providers and will be expected to foster strong working relationships with these external parties, and actively manage the cost of their work.
The Associate Counsel is also a member of the wider legal team that will function as a single service delivery unit and will therefore have the opportunity to work on other legal matters as they arise.
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