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Senior Lawyers - Law Enforcement

AGS - Sydney, NSW

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Senior Lawyers - DR Law Enforcement

  • Law Enforcement
  • Senior Lawyers (Executive Level 1 and Executive level 2)
  • Sydney and Melbourne
  • Ongoing (permanent) roles
AGS is seeking expressions of interest from senior lawyers with experience in Law Enforcement litigation.

About us
Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) is the Australian Government's central legal practice and part of the Attorney-General's Department. AGS helps Commonwealth clients to manage legal issues, navigate new challenges and find solutions which deliver the best outcomes for Australia. We are a self-funded legal practice and compete for our work.

AGS is unique. AGS is dedicated to the national interest and is a trusted advisor to Government.

AGS is innovative. Drawing on an exceptional depth of experience and expertise, we assist the Australian Government in the development and implementation of solutions to legal issues that have national importance.

AGS is diverse. With offices in every capital city and a team of 650 staff, including 370 lawyers, we work in more than 40 different areas of law related to government.

About the role
The Dispute Resolution practice group provides specialist expertise in resolving and managing disputes across many areas of law. It acts for regulatory agencies in enforcing the law, protects sensitive information from disclosure, defends government decisions and responds to claims made against the Commonwealth. It is often involved in the largest and most sensitive matters affecting the Australian Government.

In this role you will:
  • work on sensitive litigation matters for Commonwealth law enforcement and security agencies
  • manage and advise Commonwealth agencies on issues concerning the disclosure and protection of information in civil and criminal proceedings that have significant public interest implications for government
  • advise and act for Commonwealth agencies in prosecutions of summary offences
  • advise Commonwealth agencies on the use of investigative powers
  • undertake work in other areas of law relevant to the work of AGS Dispute Resolution.
For further information about the requirements of the roles please refer to the role descriptions available below.

About you
These roles will suit experienced dispute resolution lawyers with experience in Law Enforcement litigation.

The successful candidate will ideally have:
  • a minimum of 5 years' PQE for Executive Level 1 roles, 7 years' PQE for Executive Level 2 roles
  • experience in managing large scale Law Enforcement litigation matters
  • experience in other areas of law relevant to the work of dispute resolution
  • the ability to work under pressure, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to persuade
  • think creatively and can deliver innovate client-focused legal solutions.
  • a strong understanding of Law Enforcement and the ability to clearly articulate technical arguments and draft advisory opinions.
You will work with a community of professionals dedicated to the national interest. You will work collaboratively in an inclusive environment where everyone's contribution is valued, and success is rewarded. We offer our lawyers commercially competitive remuneration packages, including 15.4% superannuation.

With open door access to some of Australia's most respected lawyers, we are a developer of talent and critical thinking and you will partner with our clients to deliver creative solutions to current and emerging legal issues of national importance.

AGS is a supportive organisation which embraces diversity. We understand that work is only part of your life and while our workplace can be demanding at times, we also provide access to a range of flexible working options, generous leave entitlements and wellbeing benefits to support your needs throughout your career.

To apply
To apply you must be an Australian Citizen and be willing to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the appropriate level.

To apply, please click 'Apply'. Applications close on Thursday, 15 April 2021.

Further enquiries
Further information can be obtained by contacting Steven Minter, HR Business Partner on 02 9581 7783.