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Senior Solicitor Elder & Succession Law

We have a wonderful opportunity for a senior solicitor to take their career to the next level in the key growth area
of Elder & Succession Law.  

The firm

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

The role

This role is based in our busy and friendly Lower Hutt office. It is a senior role, in which you will run your own files and be involved in a wide range of work, including retirement village transactions, estate administration, estate claims and litigation, writing legal opinions, wills and EPAs, elder abuse matters, and estate planning and asset protection. You may also become involved in some trusts, relationship property and conveyancing work from time to time.

Skills, experience and personal traits

We’re looking for someone who:

  • has at least 5 years of relevant PQE experience,
  • has the ability to establish credibility and rapport with people from a diverse range of backgrounds,
  • has some leadership skills and experience, or has natural leadership qualities,
  • has the ambition to succeed and be the best that they can be, 
  • enjoys their job and the people they work with, and enjoys sharing a joke or two!

We can offer you:

  • a wide variety of exciting and challenging work,
  • a nurturing, supportive and collegial environment,
  • excellent career, and training and development opportunities,
  • a newly refurbished and modern office environment, in the heart of Lower Hutt,
  • a life – We all work hard here, but we also encourage a good work-life balance.

Although we’re ideally looking for someone who can work full time standard hours, we are open to considering flexible working arrangements.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send your CV, academic transcript and covering letter to HR Manager anna.holland-waterson@gibsonsheat.com by Wednesday, 3 April 2019.