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Litigation Associate

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Private Practice

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  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

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  • Job ref:

    JN -062020-70897_1593121203

  • Published:

    25 June 2020

  • Expiry date:

    24 August 2020

The Firm:

Our client is a boutique law firm with a friendly environment and modern work culture. They offer the best of many worlds: access to complex legal work, client interaction, ownership of files, career progression, a lucrative incentive scheme and work-life balance. For the right candidate, this is an incredible opportunity to set roots in Dunedin as part of a thriving practice which continues to grow and cement their brand in the market.

The Role:

Our client is looking to hire a Senior Solicitor or Senior Associate with experience in relationship property and family law, employment law and criminal law. This role will be client facing where you can work unsupervised while running your own files but have the support from senior lawyers in the business. You will be mentored into a partnership role within the firm so displaying inherent leadership qualities is key.

The Day-to-Day:

You will gain exposure to complex relationship property matters as well as broader family law matters which could include: separation agreements and contracting out agreements, PPPR, family protection and custody, divorce and child support. You will also work on all areas of employment law which could include: advising on restraints and dismissals, advising on and drafting employment agreements, dealing with cases of harassment and other personal grievances as well as health and safety matters. Criminal law may form a part of the role too.

About you:

  • 5+ years PQE as an NZ qualifier lawyer;
  • Experience working in a law firm with a range of clients on matters pertaining to Relationship Property and Employment Law (Criminal Law exposure would be advantageous);
  • Competent appearing in court with experience being involved in mediations and hearings;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment depending on the situation;

This role is ideal for you if:

You are looking for a life-style change and want to move to Dunedin. Or you're currently based in the region and feel your current role doesn't offer clear career progression. Maybe you are not incentivised for your work or your current environment is too inflexible. If you have family ties in Dunedin, now would be the best time to consider a move.

If you are interested in this role, please APPLY by sending your CV and academic transcript. For a confidential discussion about how you align with this position, please call Harrison on 027 274 5926. Suitability will be assessed on relevant work experience and academic results where applicable.

Thinking of relocating? Cobalt Recruitment has opportunities all across New Zealand, so if you are looking to move to another region or return from overseas, Cobalt is perfectly positioned to help you with your transition.