Legal Counsel - UniSuper

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Closing On: Monday, 4th March 2019
Category: Legal
Location: VIC
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Young Lawyer

Job Description:

About Us

UniSuper is one of Australia’s largest and most respected superannuation funds, with an enviable reputation for professionalism, outstanding performance, internal expertise and acting in the best interests of our members. UniSuper currently invests over $70 billion on behalf of over 400,000 members and, through its commercial dealings, has a high demand for specialist legal representation to negotiate and draft a wide variety of contracts.

The Opportunity

We are searching for a talented and versatile disputes lawyer to join our Legal Negotiations team and use their exceptional advocacy skills to help protect UniSuper’s position in disputes and complaints plus act as a balanced and independent legal adviser to the Insurance & Claims team and the Trustee. This role has a focus on disputes within the superannuation industry, so experience with financial services and/or the legal issues arising from applications for insured benefits is preferred. The successful applicant will probably have over 3 years’ experience in these fields.

You will be exposed to interesting and diverse work including taking the strategic lead in resolving a wide range of disputes. You will work directly and closely with our business stakeholders to ensure that UniSuper’s legal position is well protected, get the best commercial outcome possible and will work in an environment which values technical excellence and innovative, commercial solutions. You will be responsible for preparing and executing dispute resolution strategies, liaising with external dispute resolution bodies, appearing in conciliation conferences and drafting legal submissions. You will also be responsible for acting as a commercial, balanced and independent legal adviser to Board committees and the Insurance & Claims team in relation to a wide range of insurance-related matters

You will work within the Legal Negotiations team, part of the broader Legal & Governance team of 18 professionals, and also have the opportunity to be embedded within the business.

About You

  • Ideally you’ll bring your own mix of skills and experience to the team, but some of that will include:
  • At least 3 years' experience as a lawyer, perhaps within a law firm or a financial services firm
  • Experience advising on the legal issues arising from insured benefit applications will be highly valued
  • Being highly articulate and influential in face to face negotiations
  • A highly commercial,pragmatic mindset; and
  • Strong, interpersonal and communication skills. 

What We Offer

A challenging, collaborative and fun culture. You will have freedom and flexibility to develop in your role while receiving support to build your own career in an innovative environment.

We offer our staff two days each year to volunteer their time in the community, if they wish, as well as three extra days of annual leave between Christmas and New Year, when we close our office. We also offer gym discounts and other benefits for your health and well-being.

In addition to 17% superannuation and support for salary sacrifice arrangements, you can access our financial advisers at a reduced rate to help you plan your financial future.

If this resonates with you, and you think it's the right next-move for you, please get in touch.

The role is being recruited by our internal Talent Acquisition Team and not through an recruitment agency

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