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In-house Commercial Lawyer – 12-month Contract, Melbourne

Dovetail Legal Solutions - Melbourne, VIC

Source: uWorkin


An outstanding opportunity has arisen for an In-House Commercial Lawyer at a leading, Melbourne headquartered, a successful Fast Moving Consumer Goods company that has many well-known and respected brands.

In-House Commercial Lawyer 

  • Within this established and thriving business you will be at the core of the business, working within a team of talented lawyers to provide legal support to all aspects of the business
  • It is a broad role and with a mix of commercial, regulatory, logistics, IT, and corporate matters – providing a range of varied and interesting work
  • Initially a 12-month contract there is a high likelihood the role will become permanent
  • There is just as much emphasis on your, soft skills - communication and self-awareness, initiative as there is on your technical skills
  • The client is open to lawyers looking to make their first move in-house


  • You have good legal skills – You have a current Australian practicing certificate and have four plus years’ post qualification experience, including some from a reputable firm.
  • In-house experience a help but not essential - While some in-house experience, including secondments would be an advantage it is not essential and lawyers that only have private practice experience will be considered.
  • You are a good lawyer and eager to learn - You need to be a skilled legal operator to turn your mind to diverse legal issues and work from first principles. You will have the benefit of and be keen to learn from your colleagues and other professionals within the business.
  • You get it commercially – You are commercially-minded and provide practical legal solutions for the business. You have the aptitude to manage work priorities and the expectations of diverse stakeholders.
  • You fit culturally – You are self-aware; grounded; have excellent written and verbal communication skills; proficiency in technology; an energetic self-starter; comfortable operating autonomously; calm and considered; practical with common sense; and prepared to take ownership.


  • Take your career to the next level – work within a high performing and supportive team and with an engaged and passionate workforce
  • Opportunity for a private practice lawyer to make the move in-house within a supportive and established legal team
  • Varied and interesting work – supporting every function within the business


This role is looking to fill quickly, so if this sounds like an opportunity that you would like to explore further please apply and we will be in touch shortly.

Alternatively, if you would like to have a confidential conversation first, please feel free to contact Andrew Murdoch at Dovetail Legal Solutions andrew.murdoch@dovetaillaw.com.au – to arrange a time for an initial chat.