ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Senior Solicitor, Enforcement - FMA - Auckland, Wellington

Who we are - Ko wai mātou 

At the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) the work we do counts - it is challenging, unique and continuously evolving. We ensure better outcomes for investors, consumers and the New Zealand economy through our unwavering commitment to promoting and facilitating fair, efficient and transparent financial markets.


The Role - Te Tūranga 

To keep up with organisational growth, we now have room for a new Senior Solicitor to join our Enforcement team, within our General Counsel function. Our Enforcement team is responsible for all legal matters pertaining to FMA enforcement action in response to misconduct and contraventions of financial markets legislation.

In this role, you'll provide high quality legal advice in relation to investigations, litigation and other enforcement action, to ensure FMA's enforcement goals are achieved, and that the enforcement function reinforces FMA's reputation as a strong, effective, proactive and respected organisation. This position can be based in either Auckland or Wellington.


About you - Ō pūkenga 

This position is suited to an experienced solicitor from the public sector with an enforcement background or a litigator/ prosecutor in private practice. You will possess 5+ years' post admission experience, and a current practising certificate (or entitlement to one).

Ideally, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the financial services industry and of civil procedure (essential) or criminal procedure (desirable), but it will be your drive, enthusiasm and adaptability that will allow you to truly excel in this role. Your strong interpersonal and communication skills will be just as important as your technical abilities.


What we offer - Ngā painga 

At the FMA, you'll be proud knowing that the work you do is creating a legacy for New Zealand. You'll be joining a supportive team culture working with people who love what they do, go through a comprehensive induction programme and get offered ongoing opportunities for professional development and continuous learning.

A strong emphasis is placed on your life outside the workplace, we support flexible working arrangements and offer a range of wellness and social activities.

To discover more and apply, click HERE or for further information or confidential enquiries please contact [email protected] 

Applications close Sunday 5th June (note that applications may be reviewed before this date)



The Financial Markets Authority is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive culture where all employees have the opportunity to reach their potential. We recognise that our continued success is dependent on the performance and ability of our employees.

 Information on COVID-19

The FMA is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of our staff, their whanau and the wider community. With the implementation of the COVID-19 Protection Framework we are only able to consider applicants who hold a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate and evidence of this will be requested as part of our employment process.