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Legal/Administration Assistant


Ford Sumner is a vibrant, forward thinking law firm specialising in corporate, commercial, dispute resolution and employment law. We work with a diverse client base across a number of industries including aviation, hospitality, trades, education and insurance.


We are looking for a highly motivated, reliable and organised Legal/Administration Assistant to join our growing team in central Wellington.


This role will be one of two Legal/Administration Assistants who will work together to ensure the smooth day to day running of Ford Sumner’s office playing a key role in supporting our management and the legal team in its provision of organised and accurate service to our clients.


Key attributes we are looking for in this position are:

  • A professional manner, excellent communication skills and attention to detail
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to tasks enabling you to meet the varied demands of the role
  • A sense of humour and the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • A ‘can do’ attitude and a relaxed and cooperative approach to working in a team
  • IT literate with advanced Microsoft Office skills (particularly Word)
  • Previous experience working in a legal environment would be beneficial

Ford Sumner promotes a collegial and collaborative culture that encourages a positive, respectful and supportive working environment. Our team are all-rounders who enjoy working together, living our values every day as we each contribute strongly to our overall success.


We offer a competitive package and although our preference is for this to be a full time role, we are open to discussing a part-time arrangement for the right candidate


If you think you are the right person for this position, please email your CV and a brief application letter to If you would like to discuss the position before submitting an application, please feel free to call our Practice Manager, Ange Penney on +64 21 169 5600.



Lawyer/Senior Lawyer    

  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • 3+ years PQE
  • Down to earth & Modern Culture

Ford Sumner have a thriving corporate and commercial law practice that has a diverse client base from individuals, SMEs, large corporates and public sector clients. They are looking for an excellent Intermediate/Senior Lawyer to join their team and contribute tangibly to their clients across a range of speciality industries including insurance, education, hospitality, trades and aviation.


The role will focus on commercial property, commercial contracts, trust advice and some general conveyancing and private client work. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a wide and varied nation wide client base, often working on novel matters.


What sets Ford Sumner apart from other law practices is their down to earth and modern culture. The team likes to have fun and Ford Sumner pride themselves on valuing and rewarding their team. Ford Sumner are genuine and authentic and really lead by example with their work/life balance. Their leaders understand the importance of tailoring professional and career development to each employee.


To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • proven experience practising in commercial and corporate law;
  • a current NZLS practising certificate;
  • at least two-three years post qualification experience;
  • a positive, friendly, go-getter attitude;
  • great communication skills and the ability to develop a rapport with the team and your clients;
  • the drive and initiative to work independently and drive matters forward;
  • the ability to be a leader as well as a great team player; and
  • excellent attention to detail and a focus on delivering a high-quality service to clients.

If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply!





FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Ella Guy on 021 402 807