Employment Lawyer – 2+ Years PQE

Are you an experienced employment lawyer seeking a career development, challenging work and impeccable work-life balance? Look no further! West Auckland’s largest law firm is growing, and we need you to join our highly collaborative and politics-free environment where success, team spirit and excellent work are valued and rewarded.

We have a track record of building great careers and providing excellent training and mentoring to our lawyers. This is your opportunity to join a growth focused, modern firm with abundant career opportunities.

About Us:

We are a well-established law firm known for our expertise in employment law matters across New Zealand & Internationally. Our dedicated team of legal professionals takes pride in delivering exceptional service and achieving successful outcomes for our clients. Located away from the city’s distractions, we offer a peaceful work environment that fosters focus, collaboration, and work-life balance.

We believe in giving back by actively supporting local community initiatives.  We also take pride in leading a number of legal and professional networking/mentoring groups.

The Role:

As an Intermediate Lawyer in our firm, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of engaging and intellectually stimulating employment law cases. With a minimum of two years of post-qualification experience in employment law, you will have a solid foundation to hit the ground running. You will collaborate with a team of experienced lawyers, receive mentoring from senior practitioners, and contribute to our firm’s reputation for excellence.

Why Join Us:

Quality Work: Our firm handles a diverse range of employment law cases through to appearing at the Employment Court, providing you with stimulating challenges and the opportunity to expand your expertise.  There may also be an opportunity to work in other complimentary areas of legal work.

Supportive Environment: Our close-knit team fosters a collaborative, friendly and supportive culture, ensuring you feel valued and encouraged to reach your full potential.

Career Growth: Benefit from mentorship opportunities with senior lawyers, skill development programs, and the chance to take on increasing responsibilities as you progress in your career.

No Commute Hassles: Say goodbye to long and stressful commutes! Our suburban location allows you to enjoy a shorter, hassle-free journey to work, as you’ll be commuting against traffic. You’ll also enjoy free onsite parking.

Flexibility and Work-Life Balance: We understand the importance of achieving a healthy work-life balance. At our firm, we offer flexible working arrangements, work from home days, and more importantly a workload that allows you to spend more time doing what you love outside of work.

Role Requirements

  • Minimum of two years of post-qualification experience as an employment lawyer in New Zealand
  • Strong knowledge of New Zealand employment law and relevant legislation
  • Current New Zealand Practicing Certificate
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to handle a diverse caseload and meet deadlines
  • Collaborative mindset and a passion to learn and grow

If you are a motivated and skilled employment lawyer seeking a fulfilling career opportunity outside the city, we want to hear from you! Join our team and make a meaningful impact while enjoying a better work-life balance. Apply now to be part of our thriving law firm.

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and any other relevant documents by email to employment@smithpartners.co.nz with the subject line – Employment Lawyer.