In-House/Government – Commercial Legal Counsel – No Timesheets

Job Description

2 new roles. Top-end work. Toss out your timesheets. Outstanding opportunities for commercial lawyers with 4-10 PQE. Diverse, interesting, flexible

  • Interesting, High Profile Government Teams
  • Interesting, High Profile Government Teams
  • Exclusive to Burgess Paluch Legal Recruitment

Burgess Paluch has been instructed by 2 leading, high profile government departments which have new outstanding opportunities for commercial lawyers to join their legal teams in Melbourne. These diverse, interesting and challenging roles will appeal to commercially focused lawyers looking to advance their career in a flexible environment. The groups value excellence, commitment to their people, and have high performance teams with a remarkable track record of and drive to achieve continued success. 

Counterparts are mainly large law firms, and you will enjoy working in small friendly and flexible teams. These broad roles will provide autonomy with support. You will work closely with a ex-top tier, down to earth, respected Managing Principals and a broad range of stakeholders, and provide advice and assistance in relation to varied groups.

You will be involved amongst many other things in general commercial work, drafting and reviewing and negotiating major commercial agreements, tenders, and advices. You will also have the opportunity to get involved in some acquisitions and disposals, employment law, IT, litigation and other areas.

You will be dealing with sensitive and complex issues and providing strategic advice on interesting legal, legislative and policy issues and proposals. Your role will also involve managing external lawyers.

The ideal candidates will be motivated team players, great communicators with excellent technical, time management and project management skills. You will also be a self-starter, capable of forming strong relationships with the legal teams and your business customers and stakeholders. 
This is an excellent opportunity to apply your commercial acumen as well as your technical skills in a multi-faceted legal role in a fantastic group. 

To discuss these roles in confidence please email your CV to our exclusively retained consultant Doron Paluch at or contact him on 0438 004 445. Any third party applications will be forwarded to Burgess Paluch for review.