Senior Commercial Lawyer (Wellington)

A fantastic opportunity for a commercial lawyer with 5+ years PQE

  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Supportive and collegial team environment
  • A great place to work if you value balance, great team culture, and a variety of intesting work 
  • Central Wellington city location

Gibson Sheat is a long established and well-respected law firm that provides a broad range of legal services for its business and personal clients. It has offices in Wellington, Lower Hutt, and Masterton.

Gibson Sheat has a vacancy for a lawyer within their Wellington Commercial team. In this role you will complete a wide variety of work, including commercial contracts, commercial property, franchising, small business work, commercial leasing, and trusts work. You will report to Claire Byrne (partner) but will have the opportunity to do work for all of the Wellington Commercial partners.

Ideally you will have gained at least five years’ experience as a commercial lawyer within a firm. You must enjoy helping people, as we are client focussed, in everything we do. You will have excellent verbal and written skills and be skilled at building strong relationships with clients and colleagues. You will be logical and practical, as our clients need tailored advice they can act on. You will have a strong business and marketing mind-set and be the kind of person who is always looking out for new opportunities. Most importantly, you will have a superb work ethic and attitude, be flexible, and be willing to give anything a go.

We offer:

  • Varied and interesting work. No two days will be the same
  • A supportive and collegial team environment. We really look after our people
  • A commitment to on-going professional development through a range of varied learning and development offerings
  • A competitive remuneration package and a wide range of staff benefits
  • Career advancement opportunities for the right person.

Although this role is full-time (in office), we are open to proposals for flexible working arrangements.

We embrace diversity and inclusion, and value different perspectives. We therefore encourage applications from a diverse applicant pool. We are committed to cultivating an environment where everyone respects and supports each other so that together we thrive.

Applicants must have, or be eligible to apply for, a practising certificate in New Zealand.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send your CV, covering letter and academic transcript to