ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Junior Solicitor (Enforcement) - Auckland Council - Auckland

We are New Zealand's largest local authority providing essential services and facilities to nearly 1.5 million people. Our Legal Services team is proud to play a significant role in working to make Auckland the world's most liveable city and delivering Aucklander's great value for money.

We are seeking a Junior Solicitor with 1- 3 years PQE to join our Enforcement team, which sits with the Regulatory Litigation team.

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

In this role, you will conduct prosecutions in the District Courts under the Dog Control Act 1996, Food Act 2014, Health Act 1956, and other regulatory legislation. You will observe obligations under the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 and the Solicitor General’s Prosecution Guidelines and ensure Council is a model enforcement litigant. For the right candidate there will also be opportunities to be involved in civil enforcement proceedings and appeals.

You will be an energetic and proactive member of high performing litigation/dispute resolution professionals who are dedicated to delivering high quality legal services across the Council family. You will engage and build relationships with internal client groups to provide advice and support in the general area of criminal and regulatory litigation (including all court, tribunal, and mediation matters, outside of those arising from the exercise of Council's regulatory functions).

He kōrero mōu: About you

Experience in enforcement and prosecutions is preferred. You will have the ability to deliver technically robust legal advice, deploy great stakeholder management skills, have excellent advocacy and case management skills to be able to conduct cases in-house from start to finish where appropriate.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

This is a rare opportunity to be part of a busy in-house litigation team and opportunity to make a difference in the community. You will be joining a supportive team of experienced prosecutors who will assist you to develop in your role. This role will offer you variety, the opportunity to make an impact and profile yourself within the organisation coupled with genuine work-life balance.

If this sounds like your next move, please apply online today here

For a confidential chat, please contact Rennie Sharma, Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant rennie.sharma@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Applications close Sunday 28th April 2019

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.