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Commercial Senior Associate and Commercial Senior Lawyer


Ford Sumner is a vibrant, forward thinking Wellington City 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 and enthusiastic lawyer with a proven track record across all aspects of commercial 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.

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 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 think you’re the right person for one of these positions, please email your CV, academic transcript and application letter to

If you have any questions prior to submitting your application, please contact our Practice Manager, Ange Penney, at



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