Principal Solicitor, Strategic Litigation – Public Interest Advocacy Centre – Sydney NSW

Position: Principal Solicitor, Strategic Litigation 

Organisation: Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Location: Sydney NSW

How to apply: Please send your application to [email protected], including Principal Solicitor in the subject field. Please note there is no application close date, and we invite you to apply as soon as possible.

Contact person: Jonathon Hunyor

  • Jointly lead one of Australia’s leading strategic litigation teams
  • Drive innovative legal responses to emerging social justice issues
  • Full-time ongoing position, with part time hours considered

PIAC’s Strategic Litigation practice is its largest team. It undertakes strategic legal casework, specialising in test cases, and brings legal expertise to systemic policy and law reform issues. The team both leads and contributes to priority projects that seek social justice and systems change. Reporting to the CEO and managing the practice jointly with one other Principal Solicitor, you will contribute to the overall management and leadership of PIAC as a member of its executive management team. Additionally, you will:

  • Lead the development and delivery of specific projects and practice areas
  • Contribute to strategies for securing and maintaining funding
  • Manage staff and ensure compliance of the legal practice
  • Supervise legal policy and advocacy work

You are eligible for an unrestricted practicing certificate in NSW with at least five years' legal practice experience and ideally have worked with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds. Additionally, you can demonstrate:

  • A strong understanding of professional and ethical obligations and risk management
  • Capacity to identify and deliver creative legal strategies and test cases
  • Ability to achieve outcomes individually and in a team environment
  • An unwavering commitment to social justice