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Intermediate Solicitor, Enforcement

Financial Markets Authority
Job Category:
Legal & courts
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Have the opportunity to be involved in work that truly influences change.
  • Unique in-house role for an intermediate litigator.
  • Meaningful work with a positive impact on all New Zealanders.
  • Excellent team and a great company culture.
  • Based in Wellington CBD.

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has established itself as an agency with a critical role in regulating capital markets and financial services in New Zealand and providing better outcomes for investors, consumers, professionals, businesses, and for the New Zealand economy.

Our General Counsel function enables and supports the FMA in promoting and facilitating the development of fair, efficient and transparent markets through the provision of holistic, pragmatic and high quality legal and policy advice required by the FMA to achieve its objectives, while also providing independent assurance that internal processes are operating effectively.

As part of the General Counsel function within FMA, our Enforcement team is responsible for all legal matters pertaining to FMA enforcement action in response to misconduct and contraventions of the law/professional standards within the financial markets.

Our Enforcement team is looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Intermediate Solicitor, to join their Wellington based team. In this role you'll provide high quality legal advice and apply your expertise in litigation or regulatory enforcement to ensure the FMA's goals are achieved, and that the enforcement function reinforces the FMA's reputation as an effective, proactive and respected organisation.

This role is ideally suited to a highly motivated intermediate level solicitor with a background in regulatory enforcement or litigation and an interest in the financial sector. Your tertiary qualification in law, (ideally gained with Honours) and current practising certificate (or entitlement to one) are pre-requisites for the role. A commerce or business degree will be a real asset. You'll have 3-5 years' post admission experience at a private law firm or regulator, where you have gained a working knowledge of civil procedure (essential) and/or criminal procedure (desirable).

You'll also have strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and drive. In return we'll offer you a competitive salary and the chance to join a friendly, approachable team of experienced professionals who love what they do and an organisation with a strong commitment to wellness and life/work balance. The work we're involved in is as challenging as it is interesting.

If this sounds like you, click 'Apply Online' now! View the position description online by clicking the link above or for further information or confidential enquires you can contact Anna McGaffin on (09) 3000 491. Applications close 5pm 24 August 2018.

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.

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