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Managing Principal Solicitor, Litigation And Dispute Resolution - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (Vpsg6.2)

Department of Justice and Community Safety - Melbourne, VIC

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The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) vision is to be the Victorian Government's trusted legal partner.

We embrace diversity amongst our staff and welcome applications from people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, as well as people with a disability. If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email pieta.baccinetti@vgso.vic.gov.au

  • Senior role leading, mentoring and managing a team of lawyers and paralegals
  • Diverse and high profile work on matters of public interest
  • Ongoing | Full-time
  • VPS 6.2 $145,010 - $165,983 p.a. + superannuation

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. The VGSO is a progressive and forward-thinking organisation.

About the branch and role

We are seeking a senior and experienced lawyer to join the VGSO as Managing Principal Solicitor in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Branch.

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, injunctions and vexatious litigant applications; and
  • Inquests, supervision/detention order matters, judicial review and statutory interpretation.

Reporting to Lead Counsel, this role will each lead and supervise a team of lawyers and paralegals, while providing high level legal advice across Government and efficiently managing complex and sensitive litigation.

About the successful applicant

The ideal applicants will be dynamic and responsive, have demonstrated people leadership capability and be eager to supervise, mentor and develop a team of lawyers. Applicants must be willing to share their knowledge and experience across the Branch and contribute to initiatives which will continue to build a positive and cohesive working environment.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate sound judgement on complex legal matters based upon significant experience. Previous experience handling broad personal injury and negligence matters is essential.

Along with the ability to develop positive existing client relationships and establish new business opportunities, applicants will benefit from having a strong understanding of the structure and culture of government and of the political and legal sensitivities of operating within the public sector.


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 brief cover letter and resume that outlines your experience relevant to this role. 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, 17 May 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.