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Senior Solicitor, Litigation & Dispute Resolution - Victorian... Melbourne VIC Department Of Justice And Community Safety Melbourne VIC

Senior Solicitor, Litigation & Dispute Resolution - Victorian... Melbourne VIC

2020-11-18 11:34:04
Senior Solicitor, Litigation & Dispute Resolution - Victorian... Melbourne VIC
Reference: VG/VGSO243

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) vision is to be the Victorian Government's trusted legal partner.

We embrace diversity amongst our staff and welcome applications from people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, as well as people with a disability. If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email

Senior Solicitor, Litigation & Dispute Resolution - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office
• Exposure to interesting legal work and high profile issues
• Provide specialist legal services to Government
• Fixed-term (12 month parental leave contract) | Full-time
• VPS 5 $99,872 - $120,838 p.a. + super (depending on experience)

About the VGSO

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) vision is to be the Victorian Government's trusted legal partner.

The VGSO provides responsive legal services exclusively... for the Victorian Government and public sector. Our place within government ensures we are at the centre of legal change, reform and problem-solving. We operate as a service-driven legal professional practice and strive for excellence in this competitive environment. In all aspects of our operations, we aim to role model and live by our values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Insight, Collaboration and Excellence.

About the branch and role

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced lawyer to join the VGSO as a Senior Solicitor in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Branch on a fixed-term 12 month parental leave contract.

The Litigation & Dispute Resolution Branch provides specialist legal services to a large number of government clients and departments on matters which are topical and often involve public interest issues, such as:
• General civil, police civil and tortious claims;
• Commercial litigation;
• State care, personal injury and negligence claims;
• Contempt of court, defamation, injunctions and vexatious litigant applications; and
• Inquests, supervision order matters, judicial review and statutory interpretation.

The core focus of this role will be to provide legal services to one of our key clients, Corrections Victoria. You will be required to efficiently manage complex and sensitive litigation and provide operational advice in relation to the Serious Offenders Act 2018 and to Youth Justice on issues arising under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005. To diversify your files, you will also provide support to other streams of work undertaken by the branch.

Skills and experience
• The ability to review, manage and conduct complex and sensitive proceedings in state courts and tribunals, including a sound knowledge of relevant court practice and procedures
• Criminal law experience would be advantageous and highly regarded
• Proven ability to provide oral and written advice on complex and sensitive matters and carry out complex legal research and analysis
• Demonstrated ability to work on a number of complex files simultaneously

Benefits

In exchange for your hard work, you will receive; competitive remuneration, training and development opportunities and up to 17.5% annual leave loading. The VGSO embraces flexibility and welcomes a conversation to help you achieve work-life balance.

How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply now! Applications must include a cover letter and resume. Please note it is not a requirement to respond to the Key Selection Criteria separately but applicants should outline their relevant experience in their cover letter.

To find out more about this role, please view the position description attached. Alternatively, you can contact Pieta Spencer, Talent Acquisition Business Partner, on (03) .

Applications close at 11:59pm on Sunday, 22 November 2020.

Preferred candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including but not limited to, reference checks, pre-employment misconduct screening and criminal record checks
Melbourne VIC Australia
Senior Solicitor, Litigation & Dispute Resolution - Victorian... Melbourne VIC Department Of Justice And Community Safety Melbourne VIC
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