New Zealand Law Society - Senior 5 + Years PQE Dispute Resolution and Employment Lawyer /Associate or Senior Associate - Wellington

Senior 5 + Years PQE Dispute Resolution and Employment Lawyer /Associate or Senior Associate - Wellington

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 senior lawyer with a proven track record in dispute resolution and employment 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. You might have a broad litigation background or one that is more focused on employment; we are open to considering either and to tailoring the final role accordingly.

For the right candidate, dependent on transferable client base and quality of experience, we are willing to discuss the pathway for progressing this role through to Partnership level.

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. 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 this position, 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 | Financial Controller, Ange Penney, in the first instance, on 021 169 5600.

Applications close Friday 7 May 2021.

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