Principal Solicitor at Maritime New Zealand, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Being an island nation, New Zealand's waterways define so much about life here in Aotearoa. So it's vital every stretch - from the pristine South Island sounds to the wild West Coast waves - is well monitored and looked after. At Maritime New Zealand, we're the national regulatory, compliance and response agency that looks after the safety, security and environmental protection of coastal and inland waterways.
Our legal team manages a diverse range of commercial, compliance, and public law (including international) matters, providing a broad range of legal services to assist Maritime New Zealand in achieving safe, secure and clean seas including: public law advice on the exercise of statutory functions and powers, international law advice, legal opinion work, contract, procurement and property law advice, and conducting and managing litigation.
About the role
We are currently looking for highly experienced Barrister or Solicitor who has specialised in litigation or litigation management to join our litigation and operations practice, working closely with both the in-house legal team and Crown Solicitors to conduct and manage litigation. As a confident communicator, you will be skilled at building and maintaining effective relationships and enjoy providing coaching and mentoring to others in the team. Maritime New Zealand supports flexible working practices.
To be successful in this role, you will have:
- Bachelor of Laws or higher;
- Admission as Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand (or eligible for admission) with a minimum of 10 years post admission experience, specialising in litigation and/or litigation management;
- Hold a current practising certificate (or currently eligible to hold a practising certificate);
- Specialist knowledge in Litigation, Litigation Management, Public Law, International Law, Maritime Law, Health and Safety Law and sound knowledge of the public sector regulatory environment;
- Classification as a Level 3 In-house Prosecutor (or equivalent Crown or legal aid level) - or will be currently an experienced Level 2 In-house Prosecutor with the potential to successfully obtain a Level 3 classification within 6-12 months;
- Significant knowledge of legislative processes and demonstrated ability to interpret legislation and apply common law principles in the maritime law framework;
- Strong interpersonal skills and a keen desire to help others grow and develop.
Please apply on-line directly through the Maritime NZ website by going to Careers at Maritime NZ. Here you can upload your CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.
For any other enquiries please contact Jo Attewell on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for this role close on Friday 14 October 2022.
Please note that you must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand to be considered for this role.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Maritime New Zealand|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Legal & courts|
|Attachment:||No File Attached|
|File links:||PD - Principal Solicitor - August 2022.pdf|
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