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Legal Secretary - Litigation (Wellington)

Legal Secretary – Litigation (Wellington)

Gibson Sheat has a vacancy for a full time legal secretary in our Wellington office. In this role you will be working alongside a team of busy litigators in our central city office.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • can provide top level support to our litigators, enabling our team's use of technology and systems to manipulate information and to manage evidence, electronic client files, court proceedings and practice logistics in an increasingly electronic environment

  • will be happy to be the first port of call for potential new clients, be able to run billing, provide IT support and provide other administration and secretarial support to the litigation team

  • will be the person to "make it happen" so our authors can focus on clients and achieving their aims

  • ideally has at least two years of experience working as a litigation secretary - but a broad understanding of litigation procedures and operations will be a key advantage

  • is tech savvy. That is, you will enjoy working with new technology and systems and developing IT innovations. You will be used to working in an electronic file environment

  • is the kind of person who is inquisitive, proactive, good at anticipating what needs to be done, and is willing to give anything a go

  • is unflappable, agile, and every day showcases a “nothing’s a problem” attitude

  • is a natural at building strong relationships, works well with a range of different working styles, and has a robust sense of humour

  • can be the heart of our busy Litigation team, and a key factor in our productivity.

This role offers:

  • The opportunity to join a successful, busy, inclusive team, where everyone is treated with respect for the role they play

  • A supportive and collegial team environment – you will have lots of fun in this upbeat team and office

  • Ongoing professional development through a range of varied learning and development offerings

  • A competitive remuneration package and a wide range of staff benefits.


If you think you’ve got what we’re looking for, then please send your covering letter and CV to HR Manager, anna.holland-waterson@gibsonsheat.com by Sunday, 7 February 2021.