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Employment Solicitor

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You will have the chance to: • Gain exposure to a range of employment law matters with clients ranging from the business sector to government. • Help to act preventatively for these clients, intervening before issues arise and acting as a trusted advisor to navigate matters when they go further. • Leverage off your employment law experience to continue to enhance your skills as part of a collaborative team that prizes culture, communication and continuous learning.

Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role

An award winning firm in Wellington is searching for itnermediate solcitors with employment law experience to join. The firm measures success by client satisfaction rather than billables.

You’d be working on challenging and interesting cases ranging from litigation for government organisations, investigations and the full range of employment law in New Zealand. Additionally, the firm is on the panel of legal providers for the All of Government legal services contract, so you’ll be exposed to a range of clients. The firm also provides the ability to engage in pro-bono work.


The firm prides itself on its commitment to work life balance, offering flexible working arrangements and work from home options. Health and wellness benefits are offered, including sick leave from commencement of employment and time off in lieu (TOIL).

Nga Whakaritenga Matua | Key Requirements


• Ideally 2 to 6 years of post-admission experience in employment law
• Some mentorship experience would be advantageous, but is not crucial
• The ability to work well with other staff and be a good team player
• Be willing to work hard to be responsive and provide clear and accurate legal advice
• A strong desire to use this opportunity to grow within the firm and have a solutions-based approach
• Strong communication and relationship management skills
• The ability to demonstrate strategic thinking and forward planning
• Ideally an understanding of tikanga and te ao Māori and commitment to continuing development of cultural competence

If your experience level is outside of the specified PQE range and this firm is of interest, please contact us for a further discussion.

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Robert Walters is exclusively managing the recruitment of this position. For a confidential discussion, please contact Shamara Polliack on 021 288 9305 or shamara.polliack@robertwalters.co.nz

Robert Walters endeavours to review all applications in a maximum of five working days. If you have not received correspondence within this timeframe please do not hesitate to contact Shamara Polliack on +64 4 471 9700.

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Legal

Focus: Employment

Industry: Legal

Salary: Competitive Package

Workplace Type: No

Location: Wellington

Job Reference: 1945840/001

Date posted: 11 April 2024

Consultant: Shamara Polliack

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