Litigation Solicitor – 2+ Years PQE

  • We recognise, develop and grow your individual strengths

  • Fun, friendly, supportive of you and your career, excellent mentoring and work life balance

  • Opportunities for career growth in a rapidly growing firm with interesting & challenging work

Are you looking for the next step in your litigation career? Do you want to be recognised and valued for your individual strengths? To have real hands on mentoring and opportunities to develop and grow your career?

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.

Due to continued growth, we are seeking to employ another litigation solicitor.

The role

This role will be perfect if you are keen to expand your litigation experience. 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), employment law, and civil litigation.

Working alongside three senior litigation lawyers and the litigation Partner, you will get exposure to a wide range of have access to incredible mentoring and support.

You will have access to mentoring and the ability to work with senior litigators within the firm and senior barristers outside the firm.

After an induction period, and subject to your experience, you will have direct client contact, the opportunity to run your own files and, when comfortable, to make solo Court and Tribunal appearances.

The ideal candidate:

As the ideal candidate you will be at least two years PQE with a minimum of one years’ experience in dispute resolution work. That could be employment, family law and/or civil litigation. If you have only worked in one of these areas – this is your opportunity to expand your experience and develop your career.

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. Our success is driven by a focus on putting people first, excellence, placing collaboration and being pioneering within the legal sector.

We have a strong team culture based on making every person on our 40+ person team feel like they belong, that they’re valued and providing them with the opportunity to use their strengths and to learn and grow in their personal and professional lives. We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, work-life balance and creating an environment where every team member enjoys coming to work each day.

We work in a highly collaborative and politics-free environment, where everyone is respected for how well they do their job, and where your contributions and ideas, teamwork and excellence are valued and rewarded.

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 ‘Litigation Solicitor’, to