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Legal Counsel

Victoria University of Wellington
Job Category:
Legal & courts
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

We are seeking an outstanding Lawyer to join our Legal Services team on a full or part-time basis to provide strategic and operational legal advice on a wide range of issues across the University. Reporting to the Senior Legal Counsel, you will also work closely with senior management and assist with various day-to-day legal matters (including commercial and public law, property and construction, contract drafting and negotiation, statutory interpretation and advice, and intellectual property).

You will join a team whose vision is to contribute to the success of the University, reduce complexity, and to be trusted, valued and respected advisors. You will assist the team to present solutions, solve problems and provide efficient and pragmatic legal advice.

In addition to embodying this vision, the successful applicant will have the following:

  • Excellent commercial acumen and proven experience working successfully in a busy team environment
  • Experience advising on a wide range of legal matters
  • Proven understanding of legal principles and practices with experience of providing practical legal advice to organisational leaders and managers
  • Proven experience in managing relationships and the ability to persuade and influence others.
  • Ability to maintain high standards of professionalism and objectivity
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills
  • Relevant tertiary legal qualifications
  • A current New Zealand practising certificate as a Barrister and Solicitor (or ability to obtain one)

If you are a pragmatic Lawyer and want to be part of a challenging and stimulating work environment where no two days are the same, then this is the role for you. For more information please contact Natasha Caldwell,

Applications close on Friday, 5 October 2018.

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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