ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Senior Solicitor - Woodward Chrisp - Gisborne

No traffic jams, just a walk, ride or drive to work in a beautiful climate.


Woodward Chrisp is a well-established firm of 35+ working in spacious offices, with modern technology and excellent support staff.  While we value hard work,  we also make sure all staff have time to enjoy the relaxed Gisborne lifestyle with its sun, surf and social life in the heart of our wine country.  The position and environment are ideally suited to a person who appreciates all that living in a small city has to offer.


To apply for this position you must have at least 3 years’ experience in all types of conveyancing, financing and subdivisions, trusts and wills, enduring powers of attorney, estate planning and administration, retirement villages agreements, business sales and purchases and commercial law.  You will be team leader for two junior solicitors (one graduate, one with some experience) and an experienced secretary.  


What we expect from the ideal candidate

  • A friendly enthusiastic attitude
  • Ability to get on with a wide range of people
  • Ability to work independently
  • A desire to develop skills in all aspects of law
  • A sense of humour
  • Preference will be given to those with previous legal experience


What we offer

  • A team of friendly people
  • Emphasis on work life balance
  • Ongoing training
  • Great mentoring
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • A variety of work


This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to move to Gisborne to experience the lifestyle on offer.

Please forward your letter and cv to Amanda Matthews ([email protected]) by 30 October 2020.

Please refer to our website here for further details.