General Counsel

Location Western Australia


Opportunity of a lifetime for a General Counsel to head an Aboriginal Law firm- can be Perth or Broome based. This is the opportunity of a lifetime to work for this leading Indigenous body in Perth or Broome (you choose). Our client is looking for an experienced solicitor to head up its legal team.

You will work with indigenous land owners to negotiate commercial agreements (e.g. mining and development) regarding the use of their land.

Working with a national team of experienced solicitors passionate about native title law you will report into the Perth or Broome headquarters. You will also assist local indigenous corporations with governance. In this role, you will primarily focus on: Native Title (future acts, claims and negotiation); Commercial (negotiation and litigation); Corporate (governance, regulatory and employment); and some Personal Property (wills, estates and debt recovery).

To thrive, you will be able to understand various Indigenous cultures and peoples and be flexible to a very different way of doing law. What we’re looking for exceptional candidates with some of the following criteria : Commercial exposure, with an understanding of Native Tite and Future Acts and Mining/Resources Exposure to areas of law including: commercial law, litigation and native title 10 years PQE with some experience managing staff Strong negotiation / commercial experience An adaptable, well-rounded team player able to fit in well with new cultures An intrepid lawyer with a strong social conscience Someone who has worked in private practice at some stage and be familiar with billing, budgeting etc. Someone who is prepared to travel and prepared to take on the management duties of running a practice ie reporting, case management, financial approvals and compliance.

We can offer: Generous mid $100K salary plus super, plus tax breaks and benefits and extra annual leave Good growth opportunities within the sector Mentoring from senior traditional owners and stakeholders passionate about native title law Impactful, hands-on legal work with indigenous communities Please APPLY here or contact Jason Elias BA LLB on 0411151860 If you need more information then don't hesitate to reach out to

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24 Aug 2018


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