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Legal Secretary

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

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

We are committed to promoting a collegial and collaborative culture that encourages community involvement.  Our team are all-rounders who enjoy working together in our modern city offices 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.

Key attributes we are looking for in this position are:

  • Previous experience working as a Legal Secretary

  • Ability to prioritise workloads and manage conflicting deadlines

  • IT literate with advanced Microsoft Office skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Conscientiousness and a good work ethic coupled with a ‘can do’ attitude and strong attention to detail

  • A flexible and adaptable approach to tasks and to the varied demands of a busy office with a diverse client base

A relaxed and cooperative approach to working in a team

A job description is available on request to our Office Manager, Briar Petersen. Email

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

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