ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Solicitor and Senior Solicitor - Wellington

Solicitor and Senior Solicitor Legal Advice Team, Office of Legal Counsel

Ministry of Justice, Wellington



The Ministry of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel offers a stimulating and rewarding legal environment. The Office's Legal Advice Team provides a broad range of specialist public law and commercial law advice across all areas of Ministry of Justice operations.

We give legal advice about functions, powers, and duties relating to the Ministry's administration and support services for courts and tribunals, and other legal services provided by the Ministry. We advise on the Ministry's procurement, contracting, property, and other commercial activities. We oversee litigation and disputes that involve the Ministry or judicial officers. Our work often touches on constitutional and administrative law, information law, employment law, Crown-Māori legal issues, and civil and criminal procedure. Our team is responsible for advising Ministers on the exercise of the Royal prerogative of mercy, compensation claims for wrongful conviction and imprisonment, extradition requests, and the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act.

We are seeking a Solicitor and a Senior Solicitor to join our team in Wellington.

The successful appointees will be involved in most of our areas of legal work. We value a range of relevant experience, but at present are particularly interested in the successful appointees having some experience and interest in contract and commercial law.

To be successful as a Solicitor or Senior Solicitor you will be eligible to hold a practising certificate, have experience providing legal advice of a high quality to internal and external clients, and demonstrate well developed communication and relationship management skills.

To apply, click here and complete the application form, attaching your CV and cover letter. 

Applications close Monday 23 April 2018.