Lawyer – Retail

October 22, 2021

Job Location: Sydney North West & Hills District
Organization: Inchcape Australia3.0•33 reviews
Full time

Inchcape Australia Limited is part of the Inchcape group of companies. Our ultimate parent company is Inchcape plc, based in London and listed on the London Stock Exchange. Inchcape plc brings over 160 years of history and innovation to the automotive services sector and is one of the world’s largest independent international automotive distributors and retailers, with operations in over thirty countries. Our vision is to be to be “The world’s most trusted automotive Distributor and Retailer”.

Why should you make the move to Inchcape?

  • Global career opportunities and progression as a member of a global company, Inchcape
  • Access to flexible work arrangements
  • Additional days off – extra 3 days of paid Family Leave every 3 years, plus 1 day each year of paid Volunteer Leave
  • Corporate Health Plan through Bupa which includes discounts on pet/car/home and contents insurance, and complimentary access to the Bupa Life Skills Program (series of online, interactive sessions)
  • Access to our employee benefits program including company car rental program, discounts on vehicle purchases and services, free annual flu vaccination and an employee wellbeing program

What’s the opportunity?

An opportunity has arisen for a Corporate Lawyer – Retail to join Inchcape’ legal team in Norwest. Reporting to the Company Secretary, this role will be responsible for delivering timely, practical and commercially astute legal advice to Inchcape Australia’s Automotive Retail Businesses.

Further to the above, your duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Review and provide legal advice on:
    • different Automotive Franchisor (‘OEM’) dealer agreements and arrangements.
    • supplier agreements, sponsorship agreements and credit applications.
    • retail contracts of sale, service repair orders etc having regard to relevant state-based legislation.
    • aftermarket arrangement agreements such as roadside assist and/or extended warranty contracts; and
    • commercial and retail leases.
  • Managing consumer law claims, litigation management and strategy advice (including all civil tribunal matters)
  • Liaising with Inchcape’s property department and advising on construction and minor works contracts
  • Marketing collateral review and advice including promotional competition terms and conditions and applying for permits
  • Instruct and liaise with external counsel as required
  • Assist with selection and integration of legal department digital automation solutions
  • Overseeing Licensing requirements for Trivett Retail
  • Promote legal compliance by overseeing Privacy Law and Competition and Consumer Act legal compliance training for Trivett business and through advice and communications with the businesses
  • Act as Privacy Officer for Trivett Retail and oversee privacy and data protection function

About you:

To be successful you will possess the following:

  • 2 to 4 years’ experience practising as a lawyer either in private practice or in-house with a consumer goods and/or franchising company
  • LLB with minimum credit average or higher
  • Must hold a NSW Law Society Practicing Certificate
  • Experience with contract drafting and review
  • Competition and consumer law experience
  • Automotive industry experience, Property, Privacy, litigation and/or franchising experience preferred but not essential

This is a great opportunity to join an organisation that supports personal development, career growth, celebrates diversity and recognises the benefits a culture of inclusion brings to our workplace and customer experience.

If you believe you have the skills, experience and motivation to succeed in this role, don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity!

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in working with us.

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