Gibson Sheat is a Wellington regional law firm with over 90 staff and partners.  We proudly serve a wide range of personal, business and government clients.

With offices in Wellington CBD, Lower Hutt, and Masterton, Gibson Sheat is a great place to work if you want it all – that is great work, a vibrant culture, and a good work/life balance.

We have a vacancy for a Lawyer in our Litigation team, in our Wellington office.  Our highly successful ACC disputes practice area is sought out by clients all around NZ and is experiencing a surge in ACC work.  We’re looking for another committed litigator (or someone who is interested in litigation)  who wants to make a positive difference in their clients’ lives, to join this team.  You will regularly get to make a significant positive difference in your clients’ lives.  You will help clients with a broad range of ACC disputes.  There are plenty of opportunities to appear at Review Hearings and in the District and High Court.

You will report to and be mentored by Louise Newman, a Senior Associate who has specialised in ACC work for over 8 years.

We’re looking for someone who has the following:

  • Has at least one year of experience dealing with ACC related claims, and a sound understanding of the Accident Compensation Act 2001.
  • Is passionate about helping clients get the compensation and help they are entitled to.  
  • Has exceptional people skills and is highly empathetic, as you’ll be dealing with clients who are going through some very difficult personal situations.
  • Can relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds and put them at ease.
  • Has the ability to distil complex concepts into plain English, when talking to your clients during meetings and through your written correspondence.
  • Shows a lot of initiative, asks good questions, and has a strong work ethic, and
  • Is team minded, has a “can do attitude” and enjoys working with a close-knit supportive team.

Why Gibson Sheat Lawyers?

While others expect you to give up your life, but we expect you to have one!  The successful applicant will enjoy:

  • Support and mentoring from your team leader, who is an expert in her field.
  • A great workplace culture and the opportunity to join in many firm social events – we work hard, but we like to have a lot of fun too.
  • A competitive remuneration package. 
  • Regular training and development opportunities, both for work and life.
  • A good work-life balance – and we’re open to flexible working arrangements, so tell us what’s important to you.

If you think you might be who we are looking for, please send your CV, covering letter and academic transcript to Anna Holland-Waterson (HR Manager) at by Sunday, 14 April 2024.  

We seek and encourage a diverse range of candidates. Applicants must be currently living in New Zealand and be eligible to work in New Zealand.