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EY Legal Counsel Disputes, Core Business Services, General Counsel's Office in Sydney, Australia

Legal Counsel Disputes, Core Business Services, General Counsel's Office

Core Business Services

Requisition # SYD004B0

Post Date Feb 03, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic is creating seismic challenges around the world. Our purpose, to build a better working world, has never been more important. Life at EY has been transformed dramatically but our strong culture of flexible and remote working has helped EY people navigate new ways of working and remain connected with each other and our clients.

A better working world truly starts with the people at EY who are building it every day. Now more than ever we need talented people from diverse backgrounds to help our clients navigate the complexities of this Transformative Age: people with the passion, curiosity and drive to make things better.

The opportunity

We are looking for a Disputes Legal Counsel to join the Disputes and Employment team in the General Counsel’s Office. This in-house legal role is offered on a permanent full-time basis based in Sydney.

Your key responsibilities

  • Managing and advising on a range of disputes and litigated matters

  • Managing contentious investigations and enquiries by Australian regulators

  • Briefing and instructing external solicitors, barristers and internal and external experts

  • Attending mediations and settlement conferences

  • Instructing and assisting in preparation for hearings

  • Liaising with and reporting to a wide variety of stakeholders including EY’s executive, global GCO colleagues and insurers

  • Responding to and advising on orders for document production

Skills and Attributes for Success

  • Ability to provide strategic commercial advice to a range of stakeholders within the Firm

  • Highly developed communication, negotiation and drafting skills

  • Experience in managing large scale commercial disputes

  • Creative thinker and pragmatic problem solver

  • Ability to work autonomously as well as make a valuable contribution as part of a team

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • At least 4 years post admission experience gained in a top or mid-tier firm and/or in-house experience

  • Experience in professional negligence

  • A flexible, proactive approach and a positive outlook

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your performance. In addition, our comprehensivepackage can be tailored to your individual needs, to give you the freedom to manage your role in a way that’s right for you. This includes;

  • a variety of flexible working and leave arrangements

  • personalisedincluding coaching and support to help you build your career and access to formal learning so you can develop the skills you’ll need to thrive in the future

  • a range of tools and benefits to guide and support your health and wellbeing throughout your entire EY career

About EY

At EY, we hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practices are equitable and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. Through our inclusive leadership behaviours, a variety of internal networks, flexible working and mentoring programs, you will have the support and flexibility to build an exceptional career.

EY is committed to removing barriers and improving the employment prospects of people with disability. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application viaor phone+61 3 8650 7788.

We understand the importance of social distancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process will be managed virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of EY people, clients, guests and the broader public.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

Apply now.

The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by their external third party provider.

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