Senior solicitor or senior associate - Litigation

Are you looking for your next career opportunity in the South Island?  Perhaps you are returning from overseas and you are interested in joining a top-tier firm, or maybe you are relocating back to Christchurch for lifestyle or personal reasons?

Our Christchurch office has an outstanding reputation working with great clients, a diverse and inclusive culture and talented staff.  A rare opportunity has presented itself in our high-performing general litigation team, working with partners who are experts in their field.  This team has not had to recruit at this level for a while as staff begin their career as graduates and often progress to partner level.  Three of the four litigation partners in this office started their careers at Buddle Findlay.

We're looking for a talented lawyer with five or more years post qualification experience and a strong academic background to join our civil litigation team.  You will work on a range of commercial civil litigation matters including local government, insolvency, contractual disputes, construction, employment, health and safety and insurance issues.  Prior experience or an interest in insurance work is not essential but would be welcome.  You will be involved in a varied diet of challenging work and have the chance to appear at court and in mediations, hearings and arbitrations to successfully develop and progress your legal career.

You will work with all four litigation partners in a collaborative environment where you can grow as a lawyer.  We pride ourselves on achieving balance in our personal and professional lives and we love the down to earth, friendly and approachable team atmosphere we have created. 

We bring the highest quality approach to everything we do and measure our success by the exceptional experiences we provide.  Our purpose is to empower our people to be extraordinary and in turn, help our clients achieve extraordinary things.

Harri (talent attraction specialist from our people and culture team) is keen to talk with anyone interested in this opportunity – please reach out to him for a confidential conversation at 09 363 0607 or at harrison.deiongh@buddlefindlay.com or connect with him on LinkedIn.

We look forward to you joining our team and being part of our success.

Together we grow, Ka tipu tahi tatau.