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Intermediate Solicitor for Whāia Legal

Whāia Legal ( is looking for an intermediate solicitor with 2-5 years PQE to support the work of the Whāia Legal whānau across a range of Māori legal issues.  The role will be multi-faceted but, initially, the work would focus on supporting our public law and environmental litigation practices working predominantly with Horiana Irwin-Easthope and Maia Wikaira.

The successful applicant will hold a Bachelor of Laws, be passionate and driven about kaupapa Māori and be self-motivated to deliver high quality service to our clients.  Noting the initial focus of the likely work, the preferred candidate would ideally have public law and litigation experience.  Te reo Māori competency is also preferred.  We anticipate the role to be fixed-term for two years.  However, for the right candidate, we can be flexible as to the nature of the role.  We are also open to part-time options.  The opportunity offers a unique legal experience for candidates interested in gaining greater depth to their practice, as a platform for future opportunities in the law. Our preference is for the candidate to be based in Wellington, where our primary office is, however we are open to proposals from those who may wish to work outside of Wellington or commute part-time.  You will be a critical member of our Whāia Legal whānau and we will remunerate and provide opportunities to you accordingly.

Further details can be found here.

All applicants should send a cover letter outlining suitability for the role, a curriculum vitae outlining skills and experience relevant to the role, and a full academic transcript to by 5pm on Friday 19 June 2020.