New Zealand Law Society - Corporate Lawyer - Property, In-House Lawyer - Wellington

Corporate Lawyer - Property, In-House Lawyer - Wellington

E totoka ai te tumu o te papatipu hei oranga mō Te Iwi Māori, o mua, o naianei, o anamata hoki.  Ko Te Tumu Paeroa tēnei, te kaitiaki, kaitaunaki, kaiwhakawhanake i te mana o ngā whenua Māori, huri noa.
So that the foundations of ancestral lands may be solid, benefitting Māori from our past, present and future alike. This is Te Tumu Paeroa, guardian, support and advancer of the mana of Māori land everywhere.

Te Tumu Paeroa is an independent professional trustee organisation that assists the Māori Trustee to carry out the Māori Trustee’s statutory roles, functions and responsibilities, and thereby protects and enhances Māori land – for now and generations to come.

A unique opportunity has presented itself for an Intermediate Lawyer to join our in-house legal team.

The successful candidate will be experienced in managing a wide variety of property and landlord and tenant work, and ideally also have gained experience in one or more of the following areas; Māori land law, trusts law, the law of estates, commercial and contract law, litigation and dispute management.

If you’d enjoy a dynamic and fast-paced environment working collegially in a small team passionate about protecting and enhancing whenua Māori, then this could be the role for you. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Two to four years post-admission experience, gained in-house or in private practice
  • A current practicing certificate
  • Proven experience in the following areas of law: landlord and tenant, conveyancing and general property
  • Preferably Māori Land law experience
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Superior written and drafting skills
  • Outstanding judgement and attention to detail
  • The ability to consistently provide high quality outcomes-driven legal advice and representation
  • Be an excellent communicator
  • An affinity and respect for tikanga Māori.

This position is based in our head office in Wellington and will require travel from time-to-time as part of the role.

If this sounds like you and you’re up for the challenge, then please apply via SEEK with your CV and a covering letter.

Applications close Monday 2nd August 2021 at 5.00pm

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