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Senior Solicitor, Litigation & Dispute Resolution - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office
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 pieta.spencer@vgso.vic.gov.au

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Work Type: Other
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/VGSO178
Closing Date: 02-Apr-2020
Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052
Job Duration: 1 x Ongoing & 1 x Fixed-term (12 months)
File Attachment: Position Description - Senior Solicitor, L&DR.docx (Word, 87KB)
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Contact: Pieta Spencer
  (03) 9032 3052

Position Details

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
  • 2 x roles - 1 x Ongoing & 1 x Fixed-term (12 months) | Full-time
  • VPS 5 $98,396 - $119,052 + super p.a.

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 lawyer to join the VGSO as a Senior Solicitor in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Branch.

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.

In this role, you will be required to efficiently manage complex and sensitive litigation, with majority of matters responding to historical institutional abuse claims involving former minors and young persons in the care of the State.

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;
  • Experience handling general personal injury and negligence matters 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; and
  • 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 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.

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) 9032 3052.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Thursday, 2 April 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.


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