Legal Counsel

Date: 26-May-2023

Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia

Company: Accolade Wines

About us

At Accolade Wines, our purpose is to enrich everyday moments. As one of the world’s leading wine companies, our award-winning portfolio includes beloved brands such as Hardys, Grant Burge, St Hallett, House of Arras, Mud House, Jam Shed and many more. We are one of the largest wine producers in the world – we’ve been around since 1836, and our portfolio has won a total of 8,846 international wine show awards in the last decade, including recently winning ‘supplier of the year’. 

About the role


The driving force behind our business is our people – we have over 1,500 staff across Australia, the UK, Europe, Asia, South Africa, New Zealand and the Americas, and every one of us is passionate about making the ordinary extraordinary through our amazing wines. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced and highly motivated Legal Counsel to join our Legal Team. As Legal Counsel, you will play a critical role in the provision of legal advice, preparation and review of contracts, administration of corporate policies, and management of external providers.

Reporting to the Senior Legal Counsel, this role works with other members of our global Legal team and provides support on projects and other matters as required. 

In this role, you will work on exciting projects while gaining exposure to different portfolios and stakeholders.

This role is based in our Adelaide CBD office, with the flexibility to work from home. 

This role is full-time and permanent.

Key responsibilities include:


  • Advising on relevant legal and regulatory risks and compliance associated with business activities and operations.
  • Drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements and other documents.
  • Assisting with the development and delivery of legal training and corporate polices.
  • Roll-out of legal operations programs including technology solutions and compliance programmes.
  • Advising on regulatory changes.
  • Management of external legal providers and liaising.
  • Assisting the Head of Legal and Senior Legal Counsel on additional matters and projects, as required.
  • Assist with company secretarial matters and other areas of the business as required.
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders.

What you'll bring:


  • Admission to practice in an Australian jurisdiction with current practising certificate.
  • Trained at a top or mid-tier firm or in-house team, with a strong commercial law background.
  • 2-4 years post admission experience.
  • Exposure to a broad range of commercial contracts and documents.
  • Experience in dealing with a range of professional backgrounds, with the ability to negotiate and influence stakeholders.
  • Excellent written communication and drafting skills

What you can expect:


Accolade Wines will provide the ideal climate and a hand-picked rewards package for you to make a difference in our successful and growing business. 

You will also have access to: 

  • Wine allowance and access to unique wine specials 
  • Flexible working (Up to 2-3 days working from home) 
  • Modern office located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD
  • Loyalty Leave 
  • Accolade Wines Anniversary Day off 
  • Go Beyond Day - making a different in your local community 
  • Access to an extensive online learning library 
  • Private Health Insurance Discounts 
  • Annual Flu Vaccination Program 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Various exclusive employee discounts  


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