New Zealand Law Society - Prosecution Panel Members - Serious Fraud Office - Auckland and Central North Island

Prosecution Panel Members - Serious Fraud Office - Auckland and Central North Island

Te Tari Hara Tāware – The Serious Fraud Office

Expressions of interest sought: Auckland based Serious Fraud Prosecutor Panel member and a central North Island based Serious Fraud Prosecutor Panel member.

The Serious Fraud Office is the lead law enforcement agency responsible for investigating and prosecuting serious financial crimes, including bribery and corruption.

Our mahi is integral to New Zealand’s reputation for transparency, integrity, fair-mindedness, and low levels of corruption. A specialist agency that uses multi-disciplinary teams such as the SFO is considered internationally as the gold standard for responding to complex financial crime.

The Serious Fraud Office Act establishes a Prosecutors Panel to bring proceedings on behalf of the SFO Director.  The Solicitor-General appoints the Panel after consultation with the Director.

There are two vacancies available, and expressions of interest are now invited from Auckland-based counsel and central North Island-based counsel who wish to be appointed as a member of the Panel. The appointment will be until 30 September 2025.

Criteria for appointment to the Panel include:

  • Demonstrated significant experience in criminal prosecutions
  • Proven experience in complex financial crime prosecutions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to use technology in prosecutions
  • An awareness of the importance of te reo and tikanga Māori
  • Holding a practicing certificate as a barrister or solicitor for at least seven years

The SFO recognises that diversity and inclusion are important to our work, and we welcome expressions of interest from counsel from all backgrounds. 

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, accompanied by a cover letter via email by 12pm on Friday 14 April 2023.

Further information about the mahi of the SFO can be obtained by contacting Kylie Cooper, SFO Acting General Counsel, on 09 905 5140 or 027 516 9735.