Exciting opportunity to join our Family Law Team - July 2024

Smales Farm, Takapuna
Full or Part time
Full time


About the Role:

Due to one of our Family Team lawyers about to start her OE, we are seeking a confident and approachable Family Lawyer ideally with 2-6 years PQE and a passion to serve our clients well as they deal with sensitive family matters.  The role involves a wide range of private client and legal aid family law, to provide sound legal advice and representation in private negotiations, mediations and court appearances.

As our family team work collaboratively, this is a full-time in office role with the opportunity for flexibility as required.

About SCO:

Schnauer and Co (SCO) is a well-established, full-service law firm in modern offices located near Smales Farm in Takapuna, just off the motorway and a short walk from the bus station.  We have been in the area for more than 30 years providing legal services to our local clients, as well as those across NZ and abroad.   We value our community and support both local organisations and charities where we can.

We offer a friendly workplace with a relaxed and genuine vibe, and where a good laugh does not go astray!  Our directors understand how important a good work/life balance is as well as the need for flexibility at times.  Relationships are at the heart of what we do and we find that working together in the office enables more natural collaboration, which offers a significant benefit to staff wellbeing and the client experience. 


About You:

  • An empathetic family lawyer with 2+ years PQE experience in family law.
  • A good knowledge of family law processes and procedures.
  • Experience as a legal aid provider is beneficial, but not essential.
  • Great communication skills and able to provide clear, concise and sound legal advice.
  • Able to demonstrate initiative, common sense and a desire to help solve problems.
  • Ability to work autonomously with a strong work ethic and drive to get the job done.
  • Great organisational skills and an exceptional attention to detail.
  • A desire to build strong relationships with your clients, SCO team members and relevant external parties.
  • Willing to mentor and be mentored as required as well as helping out other colleagues when needed. 

In return, we offer:

  • A competitive salary, laptop, and great office environment.
  • Opportunities for you to grow your legal career with interesting clients and legal challenges.
  • A supportive environment with a great team of people.
  • Access to LANZ (Law Alliance New Zealand) benefits including Southern Cross Healthcare, Travel Insurance, Life Insurance as well as a day off on your birthday.
  • Modern offices, close to public transport (Smales Farm) and the motorway.

This is a great opportunity to join our friendly and personable team, where your skills and overall positive attitude will allow you to shine!   If this ticks the boxes for you, please send your CV and cover letter through to Erin Robson (erobson@schnauer.com).

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this role. All enquiries will be held in the strictest confidence.  No agencies please

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