Family Lawyer

Posted 13 September 2021
LocationAuckland, Auckland, Auckland
Job type Permanent
DisciplineLaw Firms - Professional
Referencepip123

Job description

The Firm & Opportunity

Opportunity to join a general practice firm in their specialist family law practice. As a well-established firm, they have a strong reputation for their pragmatic and client-centered approach, working with clients across various generations. With a warm culture and approachable partners, they are dedicated to creating an environment that encourages the growth and development of staff. 

Joining an experienced team you will have the opportunity to work across a blend of private client and legal aid work involving relationship property, care of child, family violence, PPPR and other family law-related matters working under the mentorship of a highly regarded specialist partner. Operating with a flat structure, you will have the ability to take ownership of files from start to end with the support of the partner and others in the team, allowing you to further strengthen your advocacy skillset.

About you
  • 2-5 years PQE experience in family law gained in either working for a family law barrister, in a specialist family law team or you may have  general practice legal experience with some relationship property experience and/or family law and now want to focus on this area;
  • Experience in drafting Section 21 Agreements (e.g. Contracting Out Agreements) would be an advantage; and
  • A relatable personality and able to exude empathy to deal with clients in tricky personal situations, working with a multi-generational client base.
You may be working in a general practice role looking to hone in on family law or doing legal aid family law work and looking for greater experience in private paying client family law and relationship property work. Either way, get in touch to find out more about this position. 
 
For further information, contact Pippa McCaw on 027 814 3475 or to apply email your CV and academic record to pippa@colegal.co.nz or by clicking 'APPLY' now.