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Senior Associate     

Civil Litigation/Dispute Resolution (and Employment or Construction)


Ford Sumner is a vibrant, forward thinking law firm with a strong commercial and national client base which includes market leaders in aviation, hospitality, education, insurance, and the trades.  Specialising in dispute resolution, employment, construction, and family law (along with our Commercial and Corporate practice) we deliver market leading legal solutions.


We are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Senior Associate to join and help lead our growing Litigation team in central Wellington. You will have experience leading a team, great client relationship skills and be motivated to advance your career by working within a fantastic team with great clients and a pathway to partnership.


Ford Sumner are committed to promoting a collegial and collaborative environment with a team of all-rounders who enjoy working together, with each contributing strongly to our success.  Work-life balance is important to us at Ford Sumner, along with the health and well-being of our team.


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

  • A current NZLS practising certificate and at least six years post qualification experience.
  • Proven experience practising in civil litigation/dispute resolution and either employment or construction;
  • A sharp legal brain with a proven ability to apply legal principles in a solution- orientated, client focused manner;
  • Strong leadership ability with a cooperative and collaborative approach to working within and helping lead a team;
  • ·A flexible and adaptable approach to matters and the varied demands of a thriving office with a diverse client base;
  • A professional approach to service delivery and exceeding client expectations;
  • An experienced practitioner looking for the right firm to build a mutually supportive and beneficial long-term future with.


What sets Ford Sumner apart from other law practices is their down to earth and modern culture. Ford Sumner pride themselves on valuing and rewarding their team, working in a genuine and authentic manner and their leaders understand the importance of tailoring professional and career development to each employee.


If you think you’re the right person for this position, please email your CV and application letter to or call her on (04) 901 6444 if you have any questions prior to submitting your application.