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Legal Counsel

Marsh McLennan - Melbourne, VIC

Source: uWorkin

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Mercer is seeking candidates for the following position based in the Melbourne or Sydney offices:

Legal Counsel

What can you expect?

  • The role is responsible for delivering high quality, solution-focused legal support that balances the commercial needs of the business and the interests of internal and external stakeholders with the legal requirements.
  • This role would suit a lawyer that has experience in one or more of the following areas: commercial or financial services litigation, superannuation, professional indemnity insurance, financial services and general corporate & commercial law.
  • Permanent and fixed term contract positions available

What is in it for you?

At Mercer, we recognize that our most important asset is our people. We offer benefits and programs that support career development such as professional development support, exam and study assistance and global rotation opportunities which will support and nurture you with every opportunity to reach your full potential.

We also recognise the value of healthy, happy colleagues and promote a culture of care and wellbeing, offering benefits such as flexible working and much more!

  • Permanent and fixed term contract positions available
  • 35 hour working week
  • Leading training and development program
  • Professional environment where your career path really matters and is supported in our global organization
  • Great team environment with energetic and supportive colleagues
  • Genuine work life balance

We will count on you to:

  • Provide legal support to Mercer’s financial services business with an emphasis on legal advice in relation to errors and omissions (E&Os), claims and disputes
  • Assist the business with investigations in relation to E&Os and provide advice on liability, mitigation, remediation plans, member communication and the ability to seek reimbursement from Mercer’s professional indemnity insurance
  • Provide legal support in relation to responding to regulatory investigations or enquiries
  • Provide legal advice in relation to defending disputed death or disablement benefit claims in conjunction with insurers and external firms
  • Be able to clearly articulate and educate business colleagues on key legal issues and developments and on dispute avoidance
  • Provide legal support to all Pacific products and services with an emphasis on legal research and recommendations to Senior team members on all aspects of superannuation, investment, administration and distribution of Mercer’s products and services
  • Provide legal support in the preparation of non-disclosure agreements, service contracts, settlement agreements and other legal documents
  • Keep abreast of legislative and case-law developments in relevant subject areas

What you need to have:
  • Experience obtained in a reputable legal practice and/or a hands on in-house role focusing on one or more of the following:
    • Commercial and/or Insurance Litigation
    • Superannuation
    • Financial Services
    • Professional indemnity insurance and claims assessment
    • Corporate and commercial law
    • Admission as legal practitioner in Australian jurisdiction
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate and relate to internal clients and stakeholders at all levels
    • Strategic thinker and ability to apply risk management principles
    • Ability to analyse and communicate complex matters in a commercially sensible way
    • Ability to work to tight deadlines
    • Accuracy and attention to detail
    • Genuine team player

    About us:

    Mercer believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer’s more than 25,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with 76,000 colleagues and annual revenue of $17 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit https://www.mercer.com/. Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.

    Marsh McLennan is committed to embracing a diverse, inclusive and flexible work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people regardless of their sex/gender, marital or parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, age, background, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

    Please apply using the link below, applications will only be considered from candidates who have the appropriate approval to work in Australia. Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal & Bankruptcy check prior to commencement of employment.