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Senior Lawyer - Elder & Succession Law (Lower Hutt)

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.

Due to increasingly high levels of work within our Lower Hutt Elder & Succession Law team, and with an eye to the future growth of this team, we have a vacancy for a full-time Senior Lawyer.

The team undertakes a wide variety of work including administration of estates with modest to high value, preparing wills and enduring powers of attorney, estate planning, trust administration, retirement village transactions and disputes, court applications under the Protection and Personal and Property Rights Act, estate disputes including litigation, residential care subsidy, and loan applications, elder financial abuse, managing client affairs, and debt recovery work for operators of residential care facilities.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to showcase your expertise in estate administration, estate planning, wills, and enduring powers of attorney. You will also have the opportunity to do a range of retirement village work, deal with estate disputes, residential care matters, and trust administration.

Ideally, you will have at least 8 years of relevant experience within a law firm. You will be the kind of person who relates well to all generations of clients, is empathetic, and puts people at ease while helping our clients sort out their important family affairs. You will have a strong work ethic, be flexible, and be a real team player.

We offer:

  • The opportunity to join a firm that’s got a wonderful culture, and is in growth mode.
  • A supportive, collegial team environment. Be ready to work hard but also enjoy many laughs with our close-knit team.
  • A steady stream of interesting and varied work.
  • 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 and/or flexible work arrangements, for the right person.

If you think you might be who we’re looking for, then please send a covering letter, your academic transcript, and your CV to Anna Holland-Waterson (HR Manager) at anna.holland-waterson@gibsonsheat.com by Sunday, 24 October 2021.