Litigation Solicitor – Relationship Property & Civil


  • Your opportunity to move into litigation and dispute resolution

  • High quality mentoring and training

  • Work / Life balance and a fun, friendly culture

Are you looking to move into a litigation role? We’re on the hunt for a junior solicitor, 2+ years PQE with experience in private practice. If you have experience in property, commercial or estate planning but want to explore dispute resolution – this is the opportunity for you!

Smith and Partners is West Auckland’s leading law firm, serving clients across New Zealand and Internationally. We have a strong focus on developing our team’s strengths, providing excellent hands-on mentoring and continuing professional development. A finalist in the Employer of Choice category of the current New Zealand Law Awards, Smith and Partners values its people.

Due to continued growth, we are seeking to employ another litigation solicitor to join our dispute resolution team

The role

The role will be a rewarding mix of relationship property, including end of relationship agreements and contracting out agreements (no Care of Children or Domestic Violence matters, civil litigation and some employment law. This is a grand chance to capitalise on your existing GP experience, to expand your career and take you to the next level.

Working alongside a tight team including three senior litigation lawyers and the litigation Partner, you will get exposure to a wide range of work and have access to incredible mentoring and great support. Our dispute resolution team represents clients using alternative dispute resolution including negotiations, mediation and arbitration, as well as appearing in the Family Court, District Court, Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and various Tribunals.

You’ll be working with a team of 40 in a fun, professional, supportive environment.

The ideal candidate:

As the ideal candidate you will be at least two years PQE in private practice. You will be passionate about helping people solve their problems and focus on providing practical solutions. You will also have great attention to detail, a commitment to client service and the ability to explain legal concepts in plain English.

About Smith and Partners

Smith and Partners was founded in 1988 and has grown to be the premier legal practice in West Auckland. We support community initiatives and provide an opportunity for our staff to give back. We pride ourselves on our high-quality team and our low staff turnover.  Our success is driven by our values, with a focus on putting people first, excellence, collaboration and being pioneering within the legal sector.

To Apply

We invite you to experience the opportunity to be the best that you can be.  If you think that our firm and this role is the right fit for you, contact General Manager – People, Marketing & Strategy, Julia Heckler by emailing your CV and cover letter, with the subject line ‘Family Solicitor’, to