Principal Solicitor, Litigation & Dispute Resolution – Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office Multiple roles available Senior role managing complex and sensitive litigation matters Experience handling personal injury claims would be highly regarded Ongoing | Full-time (open to discussing flexible work arrangements) VPS 6.1 $124,033 – $145,009 super p.a. About the VGSO The Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office (VGSO) vision is to be the Victorian Government’s trusted legal partner. The VGSO provides responsive legal services exclusively for the Victorian Government and public sector. Our place within government ensures we are at the centre of legal change, reform and problem-solving. We operate as a service-driven legal professional practice and strive for excellence in this competitive environment. In all aspects of our operations, we aim to role model and live by our values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Insight, Collaboration and Excellence. About the branch and role We are seeking senior and experienced lawyers to join the VGSO as Principal Solicitors in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Branch. These newly created roles have been established to assist in responding to the growing demand of our legal services. The Litigation & Dispute Resolution Branch provides specialist legal services to a large number of government clients and departments on matters which are topical and often involve public interest issues, such as: General civil, police civil and tortious claims; Commercial litigation; State care, personal injury and negligence claims; Contempt of court, defamation, injunctions and vexatious litigant applications; and Inquests, supervision order matters, judicial review and statutory interpretation. In these roles, you will be required to efficiently manage complex and sensitive litigation across a variety of files, with many focusing on historical institutional abuse claims involving former minors and young persons in the care of the State. To diversify your files, you will also provide support to other streams of work undertaken by the branch, including personal injury litigation (torts) and a variety of other interesting matters. Please note this role would be suitable and equivalent to a Senior Associate. Skills and experience The ability to independently review, manage and conduct complex and sensitive proceedings in state courts and tribunals, including a sound knowledge of relevant court practice and procedure. Experience handling general personal injury claims would be advantageous and highly regarded. Significant experience in providing highly specialised expert and authoritative oral and/or written advice and a clear understanding of the implications and effects of decisions made on the basis of that advice. Demonstrated ability to work on a number of complex files simultaneously. Proven experience in supervising, leading and mentoring staff. Benefits In exchange for your hard work, you will receive; competitive remuneration, training and development opportunities and up to 17.5% annual leave loading. The VGSO embraces flexibility and welcomes a conversation to help you achieve work-life balance. How to apply If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply now Applications must include a cover letter and resume. Please note it is not a requirement to respond to the Key Selection Criteria separately but applicants should outline their relevant experience in their cover letter. To find out more about this role, please view the position description attached. Alternatively, you can contact Pieta Baccinetti, Talent Acquisition Business Partner, on (03) 9032 3052. Applications close at 11:59pm on Monday, 8 February 2021. Preferred candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including but not limited to, reference checks, pre-employment misconduct screening and criminal record checks.