Senior Legal Counsel

In-house advisory role for a experienced Lawyer with experience in life insurance or superannuation | Sydney

Your new company
Hays Legal have partnered with one of Australia's largest life insurers as they look to add a Senior Legal Counsel into their in-house team. This organisation has recently undergone significant transformational change to become a dedicated and specialist life insurance business with plans to continue its growth and offering across the ANZ region.

Your new role
Reporting into the Head of Legal and sitting in a small, high-performing and collaborative legal team, you will advise the business on a broad range of life insurance, superannuation and financial services regulatory matters, in addition to general commercial law and contracts support.

Duties will include:

  • Providing legal advice in relation to obligations under financial services and insurance law legislation and regulations;
  • Advising on the impact of regulatory change across life insurance, superannuation, financial services and wealth management;
  • Identifying and managing legal risk;
  • Providing legal support on new projects and initiatives,

What you'll need to succeed
You will hold a current Australian Practising Certificate and have a minimum of 5 + years' post admission experience in financial services law, ideally with a focus in life insurance or superannuation. You will have sound technical knowledge of relevant legislation in this area, i.e. Corporations Act, Insurance Contracts Act, Life Insurance Act and the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act. You will also be an effective negotiator and influencer with strong relationship management skills with a flexible and adaptable approach.

What you'll get in return
This is an exciting opportunity to join an industry leader and work on a variety of matters while being supporting by a high performing team. This is an opportunity for someone looking to take a step up and further their career within the financial services industry and be given ownership of a broad range of matters while having exposure to senior internal and external stakeholders to drive desired commercial outcomes. On offer is competitive remuneration, flexible work practices including the opportunity to work from home and a fast paced and dynamic setting.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. Alternatively you can email your CV to Laura Keegan, or call her on (02) 8062 6176 for a confidential discussion.

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

At Hays, we value diversity and are passionate about placing people in a role where they can flourish and succeed. We actively encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

LHS 297508 #2657998


Job Type
NSW, Sydney CBD

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Laura Keegan, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Sydney
Level 13, Chifley Tower, 2 Chifley Square

Telephone: 0282269664

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