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Senior 5 + Years PQE Dispute Resolution and Employment Lawyer – Associate or Senior Associate role with Partnership Prospects

We are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic senior lawyer with a proven track record in dispute resolution and employment work.  You will have great client relationship skills and be motivated to advance your career working directly with a top Partner, supported by a great team. You might have a broad litigation background or one that is more focused on employment; we are open to considering either and to tailoring the final role accordingly.

For the right candidate, dependent on transferable client base and quality of experience, we are willing to discuss the pathway for progressing this role through to Partnership level. 

We are committed to promoting a collegial and collaborative culture that encourages community involvement.  Our team are all-rounders who enjoy working together (both in our modern city offices and remotely in accordance with our flexible working policy) and each contribute strongly to our success.  We are proud sponsors of the Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series and have a swim team who compete in events around NZ!

Our culture is inclusive, respectful and encourages teamwork and collaboration.

The key attributes we are looking for in this position are:

  • A sharp legal brain with a proven ability to apply legal principles in a solutions orientated, client focused manner
  • Strong leadership ability with a cooperative and collaborative approach to working with and helping lead a team
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to tasks and the varied demands of a thriving office with a diverse client base
  • A professional approach to service delivery and exceeding client expectations
  • Conscientiousness and a good work ethic coupled with a “can do” attitude
  • An experienced practitioner looking for the right firm to build a mutually supportive and beneficial long-term future with.
If you believe you an outstanding candidate and would make a great addition to our team, please send a cover letter, CV and academic transcript to careers@fsl.nz. 
 

Outstanding 2+ years PQE Dispute Resolution Lawyer

Ford Sumner is a vibrant, forward thinking Wellington law firm with a strong commercial and national client base including market leaders in aviation, hospitality, education and insurance.  Specialising in dispute resolution, medico legal, employment and commercial, we deliver market leading legal solutions.

We are looking for a skilled, enthusiastic lawyer with 2+ years PQE, a proven track record and genuine interest across all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution work.  You will have great client relationship skills and be motivated to advance your career working closely with a top Partner and within a great wider team.  

We are committed to promoting a collegial and collaborative culture that encourages community involvement.  Our team are all-rounders who enjoy working together (both in our modern city offices and remotely in accordance with our flexible working policy) and each contribute strongly to our success. Work-life balance is important to us at FSL along with the health and well-being of our team which is one of the reasons we are proud sponsors of the Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series and have a swim team who compete in events around NZ.

Our culture is inclusive, respectful and encourages teamwork and collaboration.

The key attributes we are looking for in this position are:

  • A sharp legal brain with a clear ability to apply legal principles in the real world.
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to tasks and the varied demands of a thriving office with a diverse client base.
  • A relaxed, cooperative and collaborative approach to working in a team.
  • A professional approach to service delivery and exceeding client expectations.
  • Conscientiousness and a good work ethic coupled with a “can do” attitude.
  • A proactive approach to continuing legal education.
  • A willingness to continually innovate and adopt new technologies.

If you think you’re the right person for this position, please email your CV, academic transcript and a brief application letter to careers@fsl.nz.

If you have any questions prior to submitting your application, please contact our Practice Manager, Ange Penney, at ange@fsl.nz

Applications close Friday 23rd July 2021.

 

Legal/Administration Assistant

Ford Sumner is a forward thinking law firm with a strong commercial and national client base which includes market leaders in aviation, hospitality, education and insurance.  Specialising in corporate, commercial, dispute resolution and employment, we deliver market leading legal solutions.

We are looking for a highly motivated, reliable and well organised person to join our friendly team in central Wellington. This role is critical to the smooth day to day running of Ford Sumner’s office and a key role in the provision of organised and accurate service to our clients.

Key attributes we are looking for in this position are:

  • A professional manner and great verbal and written communication skills
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to tasks enabling you to meet the varied demands of a small office
  • A sense of humour and the ability to remain unflappable in the face of deadlines and novel work
  • A thoroughly professional approach to quality and timely service delivery and exceeding expectations
  • Conscientiousness, a good work ethic coupled with a ‘can do’ attitude and great attention to detail
  • A relaxed and cooperative approach to working in a team

A job description is available on request.

If you think you are the right person for this position, please email your CV and a brief application letter to careers@fsl.nz.

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