Construction Litigation Solicitor | Intermediate

Posted 23 July 2021
LocationAuckland, Auckland, Auckland
Job type Permanent
DisciplineLaw Firms - Professional

Job description

About the firm:

Make the move into a full-service national firm with offices in the main centres. With a longstanding history, the firm is looking to further grow its Construction law practice and hire an ambitious junior-intermediate level lawyer who is keen for a new challenge and to get substantive involvement in the work they do.
In addition, the firm promotes diversity and inclusion; values work/life balance and a life outside of work; and provides flexibility where appropriate. 
About the role:
In this role, you'd work closely with expert partners and seniors across the national team. You’ll be mentored to develop your advocacy and dispute resolution skills particularly as they relate to project and contractual, contractor disputes, building defects claims, professional negligence and construction contracts act related arbitrations and adjudications. You’ll advise clients on risk mitigation and compliance strategy as well. The team operates with a relatively flat structure which provides the opportunity to have end to end exposure on disputes, working for both public and private sector organisations, body corporates, Principal clients and developers.
Working closely with partners, you will be provided with the right amount of support and autonomy to develop strong client relationships and hone in on and develop your technical skillet. This role will see you hands on in client exposure, liaising with various office partners on a regular basis. As a role with capacity for growth, there is scope for internal progression into a more senior role. 

About you:
  • 2-4 years solid PQE, with some litigation experience. 
  • Construction litigation experience isn’t a must provided you have an interest in developing your skills in this area;
  • Experience gained in a reputable firm and with sound drafting skills;
  • Driven to develop your advocacy skills and dispute resolution career; and
  • A good academic record.
You may currently be in a team where you don’t feel you’re getting enough substantive involvement in disputes and files and would like greater hands on litigation experience, or you may be looking to join a litigation team where you can take greater ownership for your work with mentorship; likewise this could suit a civil litigator now keen to develop specialist skills in construction litigation.
If this sounds like you, get in touch with us to find out more. All enquiries will be treated with the strictest of confidence. 

For further information, contact Pippa on 027 814 3475 or Anand on 027 2746 186 or email us your CV and academic record by clicking APPLY now.