ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Solicitor - Retail - Auckland, Tauranga or Wellington

Public Trust is New Zealand's largest trustee services organisation. We are proud of what we have achieved over the last 140 years' and we are passionate about helping thousands of families and businesses look after what is important to them.

By putting our customers at the centre of what we do we help our customers preserve the present and secure their future. We provide specialist advice on a full range of estate planning services including; legal, financial, investment, trusts and estate protection. The Retail Legal team is a crucial business partner to our Retail division and has a strong focus on fostering close working relationships as well as placing emphasis on internal education both for the Retail Legal Team itself as well as the wider business to support them to achieve their goals.

We have spent the last few years transforming our business to ensure we have effective tools in place that enable our employees to be trusted advisors through the lifetime of our customers.

About the role

The Solicitor (Retail) role sits within the Legal and Governance team, who are responsible for providing legal support services across the organisation. Reporting to a Senior Solicitor - Team Leader you will provide legal advice and support to our Retail network in relation to Public Trust products and services.

The successful candidate will have excellent time management and the ability to deliver a high standard of work within set targets and deadlines. You will enjoy working as part of a team, but also be able to work well autonomously. It goes without saying that you will have exceptional oral and written communication skills and be able to build strong relationships with people at all levels.

What we need from you:

  • A LLB qualification with three to seven years PQE
  • Experience in a trustee services, banking, finance or insurance legal role would be highly desirable
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Litigation experience would be an advantage but not essential
  • A current New Zealand Law Society practising certificate

This is a role with variety, where no two days are the same. You will work with various teams based across New Zealand to help deliver quality outcomes to our customers. This role will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to develop into a senior role. If this sounds like you, apply now and don't miss this exciting opportunity!

For any queries please email us at note: Applications must be submitted online and will not be accepted via email).

To view the job description and apply online, visit us at and enter the job code 23961SEK.

Applications close Friday, 19 October 2018.