ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

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 Solicitor with 3 - 6 years PQE to join our Enforcement team, which sits with the Regulatory Litigation team.

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

In this role, you will provide professionally sound and technically robust legal advice and services to Auckland Council particularly in relation to the Council's regulatory enforcement responsibilities under the Resource Management Act 1991, Local Government Act 2002, Building Act 2004 and other regulatory legislation. You will manage prosecutions on behalf of the Council in relation to a variety of regulatory legislation. There will also be opportunities to appear in the Environment Court and appellate courts in relation to civil enforcement proceedings and appeals.

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. 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 also 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) and manage relationships with external legal providers.

He kōrero mōu: About you

A strong background 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, and the ability to manage external providers. Specialist knowledge of the Resource Management Act and Building Act is an advantage.

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

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.