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Senior Litigator (Wellington)

  • Location: Wellington CBD
  • Join a firm that’s in growth mode
  • Wide variety of interesting work
  • Collegial, supportive and energising work environment


We are keen to offer a highly skilled and motivated litigator the opportunity to work in an energetic environment where the range of work is exciting and varied. 

The firm

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. We have offices in Wellington, Lower Hutt and Masterton.

The role

We looking for a talented and ambitious litigator for our new vacancy in our Wellington litigation team. In this role you will do a variety of interesting commercial litigation work, including insolvency, product disputes, franchising/licensing, defamation, health and safety defence, regulatory defence and estates litigation. You will mentor, and delegate to, other authors in the team.

Skills and experience required

You will:

  • have at least 8+ years of experience as a litigator within a firm.
  • ideally have a practice to bring in one of the following areas - insurance, insolvency, RMA.
  • enjoy and have coaching and delegation experience.
  • be innovative, strategic and embrace technology and new ideas.
  • enjoy friendly banter and a lot of laughs, and want to be a part of our hard working, collegial, tight-knit team.

This role offers:

  • a wide range of work, but also the opportunity to specialise in your chosen areas.
  • a supportive and collegial team environment - we really look after our people.
  • on-going professional development through a range of varied learning and development offerings.
  • autonomy and work/life balance.
  • a competitive remuneration package and a wide range of staff benefits.
  • potential advancement to partnership.

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

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 Anna Holland-Waterson, HR Manager at anna.holland-waterson@gibsonsheat.com.