This is a varied and stimulating role, giving you exposure across a wide range of civil litigation and dispute resolution matters, including company and commercial disputes, leasing and tenancy, real property, employment, estate, relationship property, and debt collection including insolvency. Once you have a solid grounding across a range of disputes, you will have the ability to specialise in your preferred area. Otherwise, you may already have preferred speciality to focus on.
You will be working within a highly collaborative litigation team supporting our senor litigation lawyers with research, drafting, opinions, submissions, and some client facing work and Court appearances where suitable. Our team appears before all levels of Courts and Tribunals, including recent appearances at the Court of Appeal.
The ideal applicant will have:
- 3 years PQE experience in New Zealand in civil and commercial disputes, or family law or employment law;
- A passion for problem solving and providing excellent client service;
- The ability to prioritise and manage your own workload;
- Strong research and critical thinking skills;
- A positive attitude
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; and
- NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.
About Smith and Partners
Smith and Partners was founded in 1988 and has grown to be the largest legal practice in West Auckland. The litigation team is well respected within the legal profession and is a key part of Smith and Partners’ success. Our strong team culture is based on a 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 intermediate lawyers. This is your opportunity to join a growth focused, modern firm with abundant career opportunities.
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If you think that our firm and this role is the right fit for you, contact General Manager – People & Strategy, Julia Heckler by emailing your CV and cover letter, with the subject line ‘Litigation Solicitor’, to email@example.com.