Senior Solicitor

RMA and Environment

Christchurch, New Zealand

Desired Experience:  

3 - 5 PQE

Job Type: 

Full Time, Permanent

About the Firm

A top tier, large full service law firm, specialising in the delivery of sound legal advice to Government clients, local councils and leading private companies, seeks a talented Senior Solicitor to join the team. With a large component focusing on the Resource Management reform and its subsequent legislation, the team are growing its resourcing capability and reinforcing its skillset to cater for the ongoing demand in this area of law. They have four offices located in the major centres of New Zealand, often crossover with other teams and provide clear progression and milestones to achieve it.

About the Role

With the Resource Management Act being disbanded, the local Government clients require navigation through the transition. As a confident Lawyer, you will advise local and national Government entities, TLA's, local Iwi and councils. Where litigation is required, you will prepare and appear in court on behalf of our clients, under supervision and alongside fellow team members. The team is a tight knit one that communicates well and delivers great results for their clients. The team has excellent supervision and mentorship for growing and ambitious lawyers.

About you

To be considered for this role, we are looking for candidates that closely match this criteria:

- 3-5 PQE, preferably in a Private Practice environment, within Resource Management, public and regulatory law
- Hold a Bachelor of Laws and a New Zealand Practicing Certificate
- Have a strong academic transcript
- Communicate effectively with colleagues, clients, court officials and stakeholders
- Have chosen Environmental law as your preferred practice area

About the location

Christchurch is New Zealand's garden city and the key to the South Island.
Flat-bottomed punts glide on the Avon River, which meanders through the city centre. On its banks are cycling paths, pools and the green expanse of Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanic Gardens. In 2010 and 2011, earthquakes destroyed many of the historic centre's stone-built buildings that are still under repair, the city's skyline changed forever. Christchurch is a hub for construction and investment in its infrastructure.

If this opportunity sounds of interest and you would like to learn more, please contact Sam on 027 5665 707, or hit the "Apply Now" button to start a confidential discussion.

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