Senior Solicitor / Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution


Professional Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 15-05-2014


New Zealand

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Our highly regarded Dispute Resolution team in Wellington is busy and looking to grow with the addition of a Senior Solicitor/Senior Associate. 

The role offers exposure to a broad range of high profile disputes for a varied client base including corporate clients, public sector entities and directors and officers. The type of work you may be involved in includes commercial litigation, competition, regulatory and consumer law matters, health & safety investigations, public law disputes, insolvency and insurance disputes, fraud, construction disputes, food safety and medical matters. 

The practice leaders have all worked in large, international firms so your support and training will be second to none, with ample opportunity to develop your advocacy skills in court. The team is also highly committed to pro-bono work with the effort lead by partner, Stacey Shortall, who won the Community and Not-For-Profit award at the 2015 Women of Influence Awards.

Position Requirements

Ideal candidates will have around 6-8 years' litigation experience and will be interested in developing and mentoring junior members of the team. Large firm experience is desirable but we would also consider applicants with mid-tier or boutique firm experience. We also welcome applications from lawyers returning from overseas.

Fit is very important and the ideal applicants will bring a high degree of commerciality and a friendly, energetic approach.

MinterEllisonRuddWatts is supportive of flexible working arrangements where possible and we would encourage you to discuss this with us, should this be something you are interested in.

About us

MinterEllisonRuddWatts is one of New Zealand's leading, full-service law firms with a history dating back 130 years. We are a local and trusted law advisor with offices in Auckland and Wellington and part of the global Minter Ellison legal group, which is amongst the largest in the world. We are proud to be a New Zealand Law Firm with a global outlook. The Minter Ellison Legal Group is one of the largest legal groups across Australia and New Zealand, employing more than 280 partners and 1000 legal staff in 14 offices across four countries including New Zealand, Australia, The People's Republic of China, and the United Kingdom.

Our vision is to be the best firm to work with, and in. We're known for being technically excellent – but more than that - we're seen as the advisers that listen and understand a client's business before delivering the best solution. We offer access to some of the country's most high profile projects, providing you the opportunity to help shape New Zealand's future, with a team of people you'll love working with.