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Resource Management Lawyer | 2-4 years' PQE

  • Location:

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Sector:

    Private Practice

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  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

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  • Job ref:

    JN -012020-69561_1608688954

  • Published:

    22 December 2020

  • Expiry date:

    21 February 2021

About the firm and role

This is an exciting growth opportunity for an intermediate level lawyer with solid experience across resource management, environment planning and local government work. This is a chance to advance your career in a growing area of practice for the firm that has modern systems, a well-supported and friendly team and where you'll be mentored across a variety of interesting resource management work. The culture of the practice is conducive to operating with flexibility and a work/life balance yet not compromising on the standards of their work.

In this role, you'll work with a partner, Senior Associate and Senior Solicitor in matters before the Environment Court, mediations and appeal stages. There will also be some strategy and advisory work but it will be a chance to hone your advocacy skills if you enjoy litigious work. You'll be involved in resource consenting and planning matters, enforcement matters, judicial review decisions, public law matters and infrastructure related project work.

About you

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 2-4 years' experience within a well regarded resource management and/or environment and planning team;
  • A good working knowledge of the resource management legislative framework;
  • Quality drafting and advocacy skills;
  • Strong academic record (a B average and above in your undergraduate degree); and
  • An interest in further developing your career as a resource management lawyer.

Perhaps you're reflecting on where you're headed for 2021 and thinking about a move to a practice where you can be mentored, or you're looking for greater file involvement, or a place that has a structure that will allow you grow to take your career to the next level - if this sounds like you, then get in touch to find out more.

Those returning from Australia or the UK with relevant experience are of interest also.

Only those with some existing NZ based resource management law experience will be considered suitable for this role.

For a confidential chat, contact Anand Ranchhod on 027 2746 186 or by sending your CV and academic transcript to aranchhod@cobaltrecruitment.com or by clicking on 'APPLY' now.