New Zealand Law Society - Senior Solicitor - Civil Litigation

Senior Solicitor - Civil Litigation

Hours: Full-Time
Location: Queenstown
PQE: 2-5 years PQE

In response to recent growth of the firm’s civil litigation practice, we have an exciting opportunity for a talented litigator to join one of the region’s leading litigation teams.

About us:

TODD & WALKER Law is one of Queenstown Lakes' leading all-service law firms. With offices in Queenstown and Wanaka, we have been recognised as being one of New Zealand's fastest-emerging legal firms.

We are a firm that takes on the large law jobs whilst retaining our small firm culture. Our purpose is to simplify the complicated for our clients, and we pride ourselves on having a reputation for delivering astute legal advice. We place people as one of our core values and we work hard to provide a great outcome for our clients as well as a supportive place to work for our team.

About the role:

We are regularly instructed on a range of high-quality civil litigation. You will gain exposure to a number of matters including commercial and business disputes; contractual disputes; property disputes; debt recovery and insolvency matters; construction disputes, trust and administration disputes, and public or administrative law matters.

You will enjoy the support of working closely with the firm’s civil litigation Principal, and senior members of the team in an environment where you will be supported and encouraged to build in your experience. You will gain exposure to a varied and interesting workload, and have the opportunity to work with some of the firm’s top clients including aviation companies, large construction entities, developers and high-end real estate agencies.

Our team regularly appear before the Courts and Tribunals including recent appearances before the High Court and Court of Appeal. We place a large focus on the ongoing training of our team, and you will receive regular support from your colleagues to help you to further develop your technical and advocacy skills.

What we are looking for in a candidate:

• 2-5 years PQE with relevant litigation experience. Your litigation experience may be general, but you will have a high level of understanding of civil litigation, dispute resolution and the court process, and you will have a genuine interest in further developing your career in civil litigation.
• Strong written communication skills including sound legal research skills and an ability to draft high quality legal documents.
• Strong communication skills with a strength in building client relationships.
• Someone who is a practical thinker who is highly accurate and detail focused.
• Someone with a confident, pro-active and enthusiastic approach to their work.
• A motivated worker with the ability to work collaboratively to deliver results.

What we can offer:

• Receive above-market remuneration and an employee benefit package.
• Work in a firm that places a focus on the continuing professional and personal development of its people.
• Join a team with a fantastic culture for enjoying what we do.

At TODD & WALKER Law, our staff are important to us. We are known as fantastic employers who support and nurture our staff.

Please apply directly, with a detailed cover letter and resume, to our Office Manager, Louise Gill at or contact our Civil Litigation Principal Michael Walker for a confidential discussion about the role on 03 441 2743.