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We are looking for a talented, driven, and results-oriented Solicitor with 1-5 years PQE to become an integral member of our Litigation Team. The role will work closely with the Directors, and in particular the Korean Team within K3, on a wide range of matters across litigation, commercial, employment, family and wider disputes resolution. In this role, you will develop your experience across a broad range of civil litigation disputes, including general commercial disputes, construction disputes, insurance, insolvency, private wealth disputes including trust disputes, and family disputes with a focus on the division of relationship property and regulatory matters. 

Offering a strong platform for professional growth, this is a hands-on position, which will involve engaging directly with clients, court attendances, and assisting directors and associates where required. You will work alongside an experienced and supportive team, under the leadership of some of the best in the industry, who are committed to your personal and career development.  

If you are a highly motivated Solicitor looking for a varied position in an environment that prioritises staff development, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you. 

This role will involve: 

  • End-to-end client management (i.e. file management, meeting and taking instruction from clients, developing client base, etc) 
  • Reviewing cases, providing sound advice and representation to our clients 
  • Managing numerous legal matters 
  • Resolving complex disputes 
  • Drafting court documentation and submissions; 
  • Court attendances  
  • Carrying out legal research and opinion work 
  • Undertaking discovery 
  • Some translation in liaising with clients (where needed) 

About you 

As a successful applicant for this position, you will need to be anNZ-admitted Solicitor with around 1-5 years PQE.  

Ideally, our right candidate will: 

Be confident, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills  
Be able to successfully establish long-lasting relationships with clients  
Have excellent grades and drafting skills 
Be developing, or have strong written, legal analysis and advisory skills 
Have the ability to work collaboratively and as a part of a high-performing team 
Be a self-starter, with the ability to handle files from start to finish  
Have impeccable time management skills, and the ability to prioritise a high level of workflow to meet deadlines 
Have an organised, systematic, and efficient approach to work with excellent attention to detail  
Possess the ability to work under pressure, hit the ground running, and learn as you go 
Civil and commercial litigation experience is desirable 
Bilingual fluency in Korean and English (verbal and written) would be desirable, but is not essential  
Be able to accurately and efficiently translate documents, as required/if necessary  
While experience in our practice area is advantageous, we are open to candidates with fewer years of post-qualification experience who can demonstrate the right attitude and readiness to take on this exciting opportunity. 

For a confidential discussion or to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Pip Turner, on 021 910 942 or email pip@k3.co.nz.  

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