New Zealand Law Society - Senior Lawyer – Wellington, Auckland, or Christchurch

Senior Lawyer – Wellington, Auckland, or Christchurch

We are a professional membership body supporting 120 000+ diverse, talented and financially astute members. We employ over 400 people in 14 locations across Australia, New Zealand, UK and Asia. When you join us, you have an opportunity to develop great skills & strong networks and do something different and fresh with your career.

The NZ Conduct & Discipline team plays a vital part ensuring that the CA designation is held in high regard and the organisation meets its statutory responsibility to regulate the profession. We are a busy team of eight based mostly in Wellington, with some of the team in Auckland and Christchurch. Our operations and hearings are predominantly in Wellington. Our team is multi-disciplinary with lawyers, CA and non-qualified staff. In managing the disciplinary function, we strive to operate a fair, efficient and robust process aligned with best practice for disciplinary jurisdictions.

The Opportunity

  • Providing expertise, advice and information in relation to Professional Conduct activities to stakeholders including corresponding with a diverse range of participants involved in the complaints process
  • Participating in the Secretariat function for the Professional Conduct
  • Committee (PCC), including discussing/presenting cases to the PCC and assisting them with jurisdictional questions
  • Having expertise in drafting a range of legal and other documents
  • Managing the investigation and processing of complaints and potential complaints allocated to you under a case management system, including liaising with parties, witnesses, experts, lawyers, the public, and other stakeholders
  • Managing cases referred to the Disciplinary Tribunal for prosecution including drafting charges and evidence, working with witnesses, experts and the PCC’s prosecutor including any appeals arising
  • Assisting the NZ Conduct Leader with the supervision, mentoring and review of other team members’ work
  • Assisting with some project work as needed
  • Acting as an ambassador for CA ANZ/NZICA, going above and beyond with our stakeholders and ensuring members and complainants always receive a professional and fair service.

Great To have

  • 10 years + relevant post admission experience
  • Qualified Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court and ability to apply for a New Zealand practicing certificate
  • Case management skills including proven investigative and multi-file management skills
  • Prosecution or litigation experience and/or experience in other disciplinary, regulatory, or consumer protection regimes
  • Understanding of a range of legal fields/concepts and an ability to learn and apply new information quickly
  • Proven conceptual, analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Can-do attitude with willingness to share your skills and expertise
  • Discretion, empathy and courage to cope in an adversarial environment.

Position Description

For further details, please refer to the attached Job Description or visit Chartered Accountants ANZ career website to apply 

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