Family Lawyer

Posted 03 September 2021
Salary$70,000+ dep on exp.
LocationAuckland, Auckland, Auckland
Job type Permanent
DisciplineLaw Firms - Professional

Job description

About the role

An exciting opportunity has come up for an intermediate or senior level Lawyer to strengthen our clients family law practice. The firm is an established practice with a client base that provides a steady and growing flow of work to the firm. The partners encourage a culture that is welcoming, approachable, supportive and flexible, allowing you to develop your skills and progress internally at the firm.

This role works across the full gamut of family law work which includes helping individuals protect their assets in a relationship as well as navigating through complex separations and dealing with relationship disputes (care of children, domestic violence etc.). Their current clientele is private paying clients, but there is the option to shape a legal aid practice if you have supervised provider status for legal aid in Family law (if this was an area of interest to you).

Being a general practice led by experienced partners, you will have all the support you need to develop your practice in the local community, allowing you the freedom to promote your personal brand to attract new clients to the firm. Since there is a good balance of being able to work autonomously on files while having the support of the litigation team, this would be an excellent role to consider if you are thinking of a change.
About you
  • 3+ years PQE experience in family law gained in either a specialist family law practice or within a family law team at a general practice;
  • Experience with family law disputes, particularly Care of Children Act 2004 and attending to defence hearings would be of interest;
  • Experience in drafting Section 21 Agreements (e.g. Contracting Out Agreements); and
  • A relatable personality and able to exude empathy to clients in tricky situations.
Perhaps you are at a senior level and are looking for more autonomy in your day-to-day work, or perhaps you'd like more diversity in your workload to develop your overall skills in family law. Either way, get in touch to find out more about this position.
For further information or a confidential discussion, contact Harrison De Iongh on 027 2745 926 or email your CV and academic record by clicking 'APPLY' now.