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Litigation Solicitor

Inland Revenue Department
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Job Description

  • Do you have 3-5 years PQE experience and are looking to make a development leap?
  • Are you wanting to further capitalise on  your litigation and court appearance experience?
  • Do you feel like you would benefit from the opportunity to manage criminal and civil matters?


Inland Revenue is in the midst of one of the largest transformation programmes in New Zealand's history. We currently have a challenging and progressive fixed term role available for an intermediate Litigation Solicitor. This is an ideal time to join the organisation, and be part of our inclusive and collaborative team as they cover a wide arrange of quality litigation work including Civil, Criminal & Family (Child Support) proceedings. 


You will thrive with the opportunity to utilise both your prosecution and/or debt recovery background as you prepare court documents and appear in court, provide advice to your internal stakeholders and build solid relationships with our internal customers. 


With your efficient time and case management skills and the opportunity to work both autonomously and as part of a team, you'll fit right into our Litigatino Team. The role is based in our Takapuna office, but we could also consider basing you out of our Manukau office, if that is your preference. This is an unmatched opportunity to develop strong national networks and a perfect opportunity to advance your own legal careers, while knowing that you are positively contributing to New Zealand's economic and social wellbeing. 


To be successful in this role, you will: 

  • Have 3-5 years PQE experience, a NZ practising certificate and good academics
  • Ideally, hold a Prosecutor Classificastion Level 3, although consideration will be given to Level 2 applications
  • Be confident to appear in court for both civil and criminal matters
  • Ambition to further build upon litigation knowledge and experience
  • A talent for building and maintaining good relationships 
  • Solid negotiation and analytical skills
  • Good level of expertise, approachability and a client centric work approach
  • Initiative, common sense, reliability, dedication and trustworthiness


If this role sounds like something you would be interested in, please click on apply below and attach a CV and Cover Letter detailing your experience. 


If you have any questions, please contact Amba Bagnall from the Inland Revenue Recruitment Team on


Applications close 28th July 2019 at 5pm. 

This role is available as a Fixed Term Contract available for 12 months from the date of commencement. Consider it an excellent opportunity to develop some quality Government experience. You must have the right to work in NZ and must currently hold your NZ practising certificate, for your application to be considered. 



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