Marsh & McLennan Assistant Legal Counsel in Coniston, Australia

Graduate Lawyer to work for a market leader

Competitive salary and benefits

Based in Sydney (Barangaroo) or Wollongong

You maybe a recent graduate or have a few years work experience behind you, either way this is an opportunity not to be missed! Kick start your career by joining the legal department of Mercer, a global leader in talent, health, wealth and careers. If you take pride in providing high quality work, have an eye for detail, and are innovative in your outlook, than this could be the job for you! You will be joining a collaborative and collegiate team.

The main objectives of the role are to provide high quality legal support and advice in the preparation of the legal documentation supporting all areas of Mercer’s business in the Pacific region.


Provide advice on all aspects of superannuation, investment, administration and distribution of Mercer’s products and services

Provide legal support for claims in relation to services provided by Pillar and act as interface with the relevant insurer/s

Draft legal documents as needed

Provide legal support for bids for new business

Prepare and advise on non-disclosure agreements, service contracts, settlement agreements and other legal documents

Review Mercer investor disclosure documents

Actively supporting the government relations team in reviewing proposed changes to laws and participating in industry consultations on key issues that impact Mercer’s business

With support from their Manager and other senior lawyers, be able to take the lead for the delivery of that legal support and be person primarily responsible for the interaction with the business and external stakeholders

Assist with such other projects as from time to time requested by the Chief Legal Counsel, Pacific QualificationsQualifications:

Bachelor of Laws or equivalent with good academic results. Recent graduate or 1-2 + years of legal experience obtained from a reputable legal practice or in-house legal department focussing on one or more of the following: commercial and corporations, intellectual property, laws relating to social media, consumer protection and competition, IT, contract laws Admission as legal practitioner in an Australian jurisdiction or ability to be admitted within 6 months of commencing the role Experience in Financial Services well regarded but not essential Excellent technical skills and competent with the use of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint with strong attention to detail Genuine team player with ability to meaningfully contribute to a team of professionals and foster a genuine team environment Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate and relate to internal clients and stakeholders at all levels

If you have a real desire to work as an in house lawyer within Financial Services, then then APPLY now to Parisa Holden using the link provided.

About Mercer At Mercer, we make a difference in the lives of more than 110 million people every day by advancing their health, wealth, and careers. We’re in the business of creating more secure and rewarding futures for our clients and their employees — whether we’re designing affordable health plans, assuring income for retirement or aligning workers with workforce needs. Using analysis and insights as catalysts for change, we anticipate and understand the individual impact of business decisions, now and in the future. We see people’s current and future needs through a lens of innovation, and our holistic view, specialized expertise, and deep analytical rigor underpin each and every idea and solution we offer. For more than 70 years, we’ve turned our insights into actions, enabling people around the globe to live, work, and retire well. At Mercer, we say we Make Tomorrow, Today.

Applications will only be accepted from candidates that have the appropriate approval to work in Australia. Successful applicants will be required to complete Criminal and bankruptcy check prior to commencement of employment.

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

Please note should your resume be shortlisted, you will receive a link from HireVue to complete a digital video interview as part of the recruitment process. Once you have completed and returned the HireVue video interview a member of our Talent Acquisition team will make contact with you within two weeks. We hope you enjoy the process and look forward to viewing your interview very soon. R_010587-en