Senior Solicitor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Legal
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 08-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: LINZ/19/1424171
  • Job Title: Senior Solicitor
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  • Summary:
  • Are you interested in playing a key role in protecting New Zealand’s valued assets?
  • Do you enjoy an intellectual challenge and complex decision making?
  • Do you want to be involved in shaping New Zealand case law?


This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a fast paced and interesting area of law, with the chance to work on leading cases with talented external counsel.

We are looking for an experienced Solicitor with excellent litigation skills and/or experience working for a regulator to join our Enforcement team in the Overseas Investment Office.

In this role you will provide legal advice to support investigations into breaches of the Overseas Investment Act and to manage enforcement action.  You will be involved in advising on evidence and public law issues in relation to potential breaches of overseas investment rules.  You will also have the opportunity to contribute to legislative reform and operational policy as the organisation continues to develop its enforcement capability.

As the successful candidate you will have strong litigation skills, with the ability to consider innovative solutions and practically manage litigation files.  You will enjoy working as part of a cohesive, high functioning team, and display excellent communication skills. With an ability to effectively manage conflict, you will be able to hold robust conversations and confidently interact with external advisors. You will ideally have a sound knowledge of property and/or administrative law.

A law degree and a current practising certificate (or ability to hold one) is essential.

This is a fabulous opportunity to be involved in challenging and politically visible work that impacts positively on New Zealand’s future.  Be rewarded with a competitive salary, a fantastic team environment and the opportunity to develop your career in a regulatory environment.


How to apply

Click on the ‘Apply online’ button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter.  We are looking for evidence of how you meet each of the key selection criteria.

For further information about this role, or if you have any queries, please contact Louise Pierce, Senior Talent Sourcing Advisor,

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 29 October 2019


About Us

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) is responsible for applying the Overseas Investment Act 2005.  This Act makes sure New Zealand’s sensitive assets are in good hands and enables overseas investment that benefits New Zealand.

The OIO assesses applications from overseas investors wishing to purchase sensitive assets and advises Ministers on the application of the Act to applications to acquire assets.

The OIO also enforces the provisions of the Act to ensure investors gain consent when required; give truthful and complete information about themselves and their plans; and keep the commitments they made when they were granted consent.