Litigation lawyer | Junior

Posted 07 July 2021
Job type Permanent
DisciplineLaw Firms - Professional

Job description

About the firm & opportunity

If you are a passionate litigator and are looking for a role where the impact of your work is tangible and deals with indigenous rights, this could be the opportunity for you.

We are working with a specialist litigation practice, based in South Auckland, that is recruiting for additional lawyers due to growth in work. Working in a team of a mix of seniors and juniors, the firm works on matters such as:
  • Treaty-related claims before the Maori Land Court and Waitangi Tribunal,
  • Public law and policy matters,
  • Marine and Coastal Area applications
  • Resource management issues, acting for iwis and Maori litigants.
It's an interesting area of work involving social justice issues and an opportunity to hone your legal research, drafting and advocacy skills in this field.

There is the ability to spend some time working from home, so if the location is a consideration, the firm is fully supportive of some flexible working arrangements as it makes sense around team and client meetings.

About you:
  • 1+ years PQE ideally with some exposure to civil procedure or disputes related work;
  • A demonstrable interest in public law, Maori law and policy matters;
  • An interest in developing your litigation and advocacy skills, with the ability to problem-solve, sound research and analytical skills; and
  • There is the chance to get your time in the Waitangi Tribunal, Maori Land Court and advocate in negotiation meetings with clients. 
Perhaps you are looking to pursue an area you'd feel more passionate about or to take your skills into a niche area of dispute resolution work. Either way, get in touch with us to find out more about this position.

For further information, contact Pippa McCaw on 027 814 3475 or Anand Ranchhod on 027 2746 186 or by sending your CV and academic to us by clicking 'APPLY'.