Solicitor - Litigation

An exciting opportunity has come up in our Wellington office for an ambitious litigation solicitor with two to four years' post qualification experience to join our highly regarded litigation team.  In this role you would be working with partners Scott Barker and Bridie McKinnon as well as the wider team on a range of complex, challenging, and downright fascinating commercial litigation matters.

The work you do will cut across public law, insolvency proceedings, contractual disputes, professional negligence claims, property disputes, judicial reviews and insurance related matters.  You will also work on debt recovery proceedings with a large degree of autonomy with the support of a dedicated and experienced team.  As you will be part of a national litigation team, you have the chance to learn directly from experts in the field of litigation and progress your career in a multi-faceted area of practice

Who we are looking for

This is a great opportunity for someone who has experience in commercial litigation and enjoys a varied diet of work that will take your litigation and advocacy skills to the next level.  You might have broad litigation experience gained from another law firm, in-house, or at the bar, either way we would be interested in reviewing your application.

What we offer

A career with us gives you the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients, alongside some of New Zealand's leading legal talent, and to help our clients be part of a more successful Aotearoa.  We offer a range of benefits, wellbeing initiatives, professional coaching, community involvement and flexible working practices, enabling and truly supporting you to be the best you can be in all spheres of life.  Some of what we offer includes:

  • An extensive professional development programme (courses, seminars, CPD and more)
  • A range of leave benefits (a Buddle Findlay day, volunteer day and parental leave)
  • Flexible working practices
  • Regular social, sports and wellness events and charity initiatives
  • Competitive salary, health insurance benefits and an employee assistance programme.

How to apply

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV and transcript to  Harri (Talent Attraction Specialist from our people and culture team) is keen to talk with anyone interested in this opportunity so if you would like to first have a confidential discussion, please reach out to him at +64 9 363 0607.


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

Together we grow, Ka tipu tahi tatau.

Buddle Findlay is recruiting directly for this position.