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Legal Counsel

National Rugby League - Sydney, NSW

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The National Rugby League Limited (NRL) is the world’s premier rugby league competition.

Based at Rugby League Central in Sydney, we currently have an exciting opportunity for a motivated lawyer to join our legal team. 

The Legal Counsel will be responsible for providing legal advice and support to the NRL business across a range of commercial issues. This is a broad, commercial legal role that will suit a lawyer with the desire and ability to work with a diverse client base across multiple areas, including general commercial, litigation and intellectual property.

The Legal Counsel will provide legal advice and support to the NRL business, including:

  • commercial contracting, including in relation to sponsorship, marketing, media, licensing and service arrangements;
  • legal advisory and support for various business units including NRL digital, commercial, football and community;
  • managing claims and litigation;
  • advising in respect of the game’s intellectual property rights, including assisting in the management of the game’s trade mark portfolio;
  • managing compliance with regulatory requirements; and
  • liaising with the business, stakeholders and external legal counsel to identify and manage legal risks impacting the business or the game.

This role will suit a lawyer with around5 years’ post-qualification experience, ideally you will have experience working in a leading private practice and knowledge of or experience of in-house practice. In addition, you will ideally have:

  • experience working with a diverse client base across a variety of different legal areas;
  • a positive “can do” attitude;
  • a demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders;
  • an ability to work autonomously and as part of a small in-house team; and
  • excellent attention to detail and strong time management skills.

An interest in Rugby League and/or experience in the sporting industry is also desirable but is not essential.

A Position Description is available for shortlisted candidates.

Whilst we look for qualifications and experience, we also look for people who share the same beliefs as our organisation – we are UNITED, POSITIVE, INCLUSIVE & DISCIPLINED.

Should you meet most of the criteria and share our beliefs, please apply. 

The NRL is a child-safe organisation committed to providing a safe place for all children to learn and have fun. We have strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with us and require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment, a process that will include, but is not limited to comprehensive reference checks, an identity check, “Working with Children” checks and/or national criminal history checks.