Junior Litigation Solicitor

Posted 04 August 2021
Salary$55,000 - $80,000
LocationAuckland, Auckland, Auckland
Job type Permanent
DisciplineLaw Firms - Professional

Job description

About the firm

Our client is a full-service law firm that has a strong reputation in the market and has a progressive firm culture that stands out from the rest. They are experts at providing technical and commercial solutions across the areas of law that they specialise in, and are well-known for forging solid relationships with the clients they work with. Their environment is supportive, inclusive, and is geared towards supporting you in developing your skills as a lawyer. 
Their litigation team is experienced with all aspects of dispute resolution and they are looking for an ambitious junior lawyer to join their team in the CBD. The Partners that lead the team are approachable and friendly and want to see you thrive in their busy team so you can be sure you'll be getting top-class mentorship from the best in the industry.
About the role
Working under the mentorship of the litigation Partners, you'll work with clients that include large corporates, SMEs, and individuals on a varied mix of civil and commercial litigation matters. You'll be involved in matters that range from contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, construction, trusts, and estates disputes, complex insolvency, professional negligence and insurance matters, to consumer law issues. The Parters regularly act on high-value disputes involving court proceedings, mediations and arbitrations which you will gain exposure to as well. This position is not to be missed as it is rare in the current market.
About you
To be successful in this position, you will ideally have:
  • 1-3 years PQE as an NZ admitted lawyer with experience in civil or commercial litigation (if some of your experience includes family, criminal or employment law along with civil or commercial litigation, we would still like to consider you);
  • A keen interest in developing your advocacy skills, court skills and working in litigation;
  • Good grades in your LLB (B average or higher is preferred)
  • Eagerness to learn on the job and have good research and drafting skills;
  • Ability to get on well with people at different levels and from all walks of life.
This position could suit junior a lawyer with 1 year of experience who is keen to develop their skills in a mixed litigation role as part of a team. Or perhaps you are currently in a specialised litigation role (e.g. insurance or insolvency) but you are looking for a greater variety of work as well as more exposure to court?
Either way, get in touch to find out more about this position as well as other positions we have available that could be suitable for you.

For further information, contact Harrison on 027 2745 926 or email us your CV and academic record by clicking APPLY now.  

All enquiries will be treated with the strictest of confidence.