|Position Type:||Fixed Term Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Job Description.pdf (PDF, 238KB)
|Application Close Date:||22-Aug-2017|
Senior Solicitors (2 x Fixed Term or Secondment), Legal Advice Team, Office of Legal Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Wellington
• We give legal advice about functions, powers, and duties relating to the Ministry's administration and support services
• You will be eligible to hold a practising certificate
• Have significant experience providing legal advice of a high quality
The Ministry of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel offers a stimulating and rewarding legal environment. The Office's Legal Advice Team provides a broad range of specialist public law and commercial law advice across all areas of Ministry of Justice policy and operations.
We give legal advice about functions, powers, and duties relating to the Ministry's administration and support services for courts and tribunals, and other legal services provided by the Ministry. We advise on the Ministry's procurement, contracting, property, and other commercial activities. We oversee litigation and disputes that involve the Ministry or judicial officers. Our work often touches on information law, employment law, Crown-Māori legal issues, and civil and criminal procedure. Our team is responsible for advising Ministers on the exercise of the Royal prerogative of mercy, compensation claims for wrongful conviction and imprisonment, extradition requests, and the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act.
We are seeking two Senior Solicitors to join our team in Wellington, for up to 10 or 12 months. They are both for a fixed term (or secondment, for State Sector employees), to cover for the temporary absence of other employees. The positions will be available in September or October 2017.
We are particularly interested in at least one of the successful appointees having experience in contract and commercial law in a public sector environment.
To be successful as a Senior Solicitor you will be eligible to hold a practising certificate, have significant experience providing legal advice of a high quality to internal and external clients, and demonstrate well developed communication and relationship management skills.
Salary range: 79,704 - 107,835
To apply, complete the application form, attaching your CV and cover letter. Applications close on Tuesday 22 August 2017.