Principal Lawyer

  • Sydney CBD, NSW, Australia
  • Permanent
  • Identify and solve complex legal matters for icare
  • Permanent opportunity with collaborative team
  • Hybrid working environment, attractive salary package

We care for the people of NSW, building confidence and trust so our communities can thrive. We make the complex simple, so our schemes deliver better outcomes for people and communities. Whether a person is severely injured in the workplace or on our roads, icare supports their long-term care needs to improve quality of life, including helping people return to work. 

We insure over 326,000 NSW businesses and 202 NSW Government agencies. We protect around 90 per cent of public and private sector workers in NSW – that's approximately 4 million people. icare is a trusted risk advisor to the NSW Government, protecting over $228 billion of the state's most iconic assets, including the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The opportunity:

As Principal Lawyer you will be report to the Deputy General Counsel and work collaboratively with the team to identify and resolve legal matters and issues, primarily focusing on complex procurement contracts. It’s an exciting time at icare where no two days are the same; as Principal Lawyer you will:

  • Work closely with icare service lines and enabling services to identify and resolve complex legal matters, with a primary focus on regulatory, legislative and policy matters and statutory interpretation relevant to icare’s schemes to ensure an effective service is provided to the business
  • Analyse and provide advice on complex legal matters to meet business requirements and achieve business strategic objectives
  • Facilitate client engagement, consultation and negotiation on significant legal issues and ensure that fit for purpose, consistent and defensible advice is provided to the business.
  • Select, instruct and oversee law firms, retained to provide advice and conduct litigation, reviews or investigations on specialist areas of the law to ensure they comply with service level agreement requirements and add significant value to in-house legal resources.

Your story so far:

  • Admission as a legal practitioner to the Supreme Court of NSW; and holds a practising certificate
  • Extensive experience practising as a legal practitioner
  • Significant experience and excellent technical knowledge in commercial transactions and outsourcing arrangements or contracts.

What we offer:

We know our strength comes from the diversity of our people and so we want people with different experiences and backgrounds to apply. We recognise the importance of balance and flexibility and understand that it’s not a one size fits all approach.

icare provides career opportunities and great employee benefits, including:  

  • Flexible working arrangements to help you balance work and life
  • A corporate wellbeing program with subsidised gym membership, free flu vaccinations and health check programs
  • Comprehensive learning and development support 
  • Our People Awards - On-the-spot Recognition, Quarterly Values Awards & Our People Annual Awards
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • icare day – access to an extra day’s leave

If you think you’re the right person for this role, please apply now. Don’t delay as we’re assessing applications as they are received.

icare recognise the value of diverse perspectives and experience. We are committed to an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected for who they are. If there are any accessibility adjustments you need to help you be able to apply for this role, please contact us at:

Please note that you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia, New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport or have unrestricted working rights to apply for this role.

  • icare is the brand of Insurance & Care NSW
  • For more information about icare visit our website
  • icare operates a direct sourcing model so no agency introductions will be accepted
  • We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant
  • A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles.

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