Public / Administrative Law - Associate

The Team

Our client's national Public Law Team provides legal services to a range of Commonwealth and State clients in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. This role is based in Sydney.

Our client has a strong government practice; they act for Commonwealth clients in the Federal Courts and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and provide legal and strategic advice on a range of administrative law issues, including good decision making, statutory interpretation, privacy, and freedom of information.

The Role

In this role you will have responsibility for a range of administrative law and litigation work. You will manage a large and diverse caseload of merits review litigation (before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal) and judicial review litigation (before the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, and the Federal Court of Australia).

This role involves a large amount of solicitor advocacy at hearings, trials and appeals (as well as instructing counsel in more complicated matters).

You will also be involved in a range freedom of information and privacy matters (including the preparation of Privacy Impact Assessments and privacy risk management advice for significant government data projects).

About You

You will be a motivated, focused and experienced lawyer who is seeking a challenging and involved role within an outstanding national team.

Our client is looking for candidates who have strong administrative law and privacy law knowledge, and experience (or interest) in conducting litigation for government. Candidates with experience working for the Department of Home Affairs, or other Commonwealth agencies, will be highly regarded.

The ideal candidate will be 2-4 years' PQE but given the specialist nature of this team, they welcome applications from any lawyers who are experienced in, or have a demonstrated interest in, public/administrative law.

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