by: Patrick Terminals
Job Type: Part Time
Port Botany

Patrick Terminals is Australia’s leading Container Terminal operator. We’re a highly innovative organisation, operating some of Australia’s most technologically advanced Container Terminals at four strategically located ports around the Australian coast.

We are based in Port Botany — an easy drive from the Inner West.

This role will report to Victoria Moore, who joined Patrick in August 2016 as General Counsel and Company Secretary, having worked in the Asciano business for several years. Victoria previously held senior legal roles at top firms in Sydney and London. Victoria works flexibly 4 days a week and is a champion for flexible work to provide great flexible opportunities to more people.

Our culture is safety first. Our top priority is getting all of our employees home to their families safely every day. In each of our roles we take ownership and accountability for our remits. We are practical and work in partnership with the business to mitigate business risk.

The role

An exciting opportunity exists to join the team as a Legal Counsel. The role is responsible for the provision of legal and company secretary support for Patrick Terminals nationally, including:

  • Drafting and negotiating a range of commercial and other contracts
  • Providing advice on day to day legal matters such as competition, property, construction, IP
  • Partnering with key business stakeholders to deliver superior commercial outcomes
  • Identifying and managing legal risk in operations, contracts and claims
  • Managing litigation and liaising with external lawyers
  • Advising in connection with regulatory and compliance matters and interacting with regulators
  • Assisting with company secretary and board requirements

Your experience

Our ideal candidate will come to us with the following skill set:

  • Bachelor of Laws and a current Practicing Certificate
  • A minimum of 2-4 years’ private practice or in-house legal experience
  • A highly collaborative team player with strong communication and prioritisation skills
  • Experience managing multiple key stakeholders at any given time
  • Applicants with previous experience within the property, construction, mining, oil & gas, logistics or maritime industries will be highly regarded
  • Exposure to dealing with ACCC and other regulators also highly regarded
  • Some experience with litigation would also be preferred – you don’t need to be a practitioner, just experience liaising with external litigators to manage claims
  • You do not need to have Workplace Relations experience


  • Hours – Flexible hours which fit for you – 20 hours min across 3+ days, flexible on start/finish time etc. (including one of Tuesday or Friday in the office)
  • Salary – negotiable depending on experience
  • Location – Port Botany. Parking is available.
  • Start date – Happy for a start pre-Christmas or in mid January!

Invitation to apply

At Patrick we continue to provide a dynamic, innovative, growth-focused environment and thrive on our values of Safety, Customer, People & Teamwork and Performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce and encourage qualified women to apply to any vacancies across our business.

If this role is a good fit for you, please through Beam with your Cover Letter and CV.

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