New Zealand Law Society - Senior Legal Counsel - Litigation

Senior Legal Counsel - Litigation

  • Job satisfaction, top rewards and professional development
  • Challenging and stimulating work
  • WFH options

Join the ASB whanau! Senior inhouse litigation roles are hard to come by and this is one of the best you will find!

About the role

This newly created senior litigation role requires someone special. This role will involve complex and demanding litigation matters and range from high profile matters to smaller yet equally important issues. 

ASB Bank invite a Senior Legal Counsel to join the Business Services legal team in this newly created role. Reporting to the Head of Litigation and Disputes, you will partner with stakeholders to provide will provide high quality legal advice to business units across ASB on complex and interesting matters.

Your day will traverse regulatory issues, civil proceedings, technology, and compliance, and you enjoy the opportunity to be involved in some ground-breaking cases on a wide variety of issues.  You will provide effective legal advice to a range of stakeholders including the ELT and Board on a wide range of issues with particular focus on general commercial litigation and regulator engagement.

This is great move for a career conscious litigator who wants the best of job satisfaction, top rewards, balance, and professional development all in one fantastic inhouse role.

What we’re looking for

  • At least 10 years' good quality experience of complex litigation matters
  • You must hold or be eligible to hold a New Zealand legal practising certificate
  • Financial services experience is desirable, but not crucial
  • Inhouse experience preferred
  • Ability to work autonomously with support and to provide guidance to more junior staff as appropriate
  • Sound understanding of conduct and reputation requirements

About the company

ASB’s purpose of accelerating the financial progress of all New Zealanders is the why behind everything they do. As they continue to evolve against a backdrop of rapidly changing customer needs, regulation and technologies, their Legal Services team is more important than ever. Join this team as they strive to make a real difference in the lives of ASB customers, communities, the environment, and the New Zealand economy.

How do I apply?

Apply online. Alternatively, contact us directly and quote reference number 1245213.

We have a range of terrific inhouse and private practice roles for lawyers at all levels. If this role isn’t for you but you’d like to hear about what else is available, give us a call. We’d love to hear from you. 

Kathryn Cross BMus LLB

027 700 8049 |

Lara Gordon BA LLB

021 207 6511 |

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