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Consulting Lawyer – Legal Counsel, Rail & Mining (8+ Pqe) Perth Or Remote

Peerpoint - Perth, WA

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Who we are and what we do

Peerpoint by Allen & Overy is a global platform for self-directed consultant lawyers who want to access the best work, clients, resources and bespoke support. As a self-employed lawyer, we offer you opportunities within client teams and the Allen & Overy practice.

By joining the Peerpoint panel as a consulting lawyer, you will have access to this and many more exciting opportunities.

About the job

We are seeking a self-driven commercial lawyer (8+ PQE) to join a rail maintenance and construction company for 6-12 months on a part-time basis (three days per week) as the Sole Legal Counsel. This role can be based in the office or remotely.

This is a broad in-house legal role covering all areas of law including:

  • contract review and negotiation with service and supply clients
  • working on financing contracts
  • board meeting and company secretarial work
  • employee relations negotiations
  • general insurance, leasing issues, PPSA advice, compliance, safety and environmental matters

Successful applicants will have:

  • A right to work and reside in Australia
  • Qualified to practice in Australia – unrestricted
  • A minimum of 8 years' post-qualification experience, ideally within a top tier law firm and a leading financial institution, rail company or corporate (directly, or as a secondee)
  • Broad in-house legal experience ideally within the transport, resources or energy sector (preferred)
  • Have a willingness to engage with Peerpoint via an Independent Legal Practice or casual employment
  • Strong technical knowledge and experience in a common law jurisdiction is preferred
  • Self-starter with a commitment to building a career as a consultant and a drive to achieve at a high level whilst working as a consultant
  • Adept at leading or working within complex multi-functional, multi-national project environments
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface at all levels, building strong relationships internally and externally
  • Client service-focused, with exemplary client service ethic and commitment
  • Strong commercial/business acumen
  • Resilient, adaptable, autonomous and highly credible
  • Advanced organisational skills and diplomacy

More variety. More control.

A consulting career through Peerpoint is diverse, exciting and immensely rewarding.

One client project could be stepping into a team to support a project, while another could be a senior manager role tackling regulatory change. Assignments can range from two to twelve months in duration and are usually worked four days’ per week.

You may also have the opportunity to work within Allen & Overy on an ad-hoc basis, supporting teams when needed or joining them for fixed periods to work on a deal.

We only take you on when we see a demand for your particular expertise, making sure there is a good chance we can provide you with work on an on-going basis. We cannot guarantee work but we are every bit as invested in moving your career forward as you are.

To find out more, please visit www.peerpoint.com

Please note that, due to the high volume of applications, it is our policy not to provide detailed personal feedback at the application stage.