Senior Solicitor / Senior Associate - Commercial/IT

  • ClassificationPrivate practice
  • Salary
  • Work typeContract
  • LocationWellington, New Zealand
  • Posted on01 Nov 2017
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We're looking for a talented lawyer to join our technology team in Wellington. This role is to cover parental leave but we would consider a permanent role for the right candidate. 

Working primarily with partner Jane Parker, the role is broad ranging. Clients vary from multi-nationals to start ups and span a range of industries. No two days are the same and you will thrive on the variety of work and direct access to clients. 

A background in commercial law and IT or a genuine interest in technology and its commercialisation are necessary for this role. You will need at least four years’ experience, ideally gained in private practice although we are open to applications from in house lawyers. 

Your drafting skills and ability to turn documents around with commercial pragmatism will be highly valued. Experience drafting and reviewing Service Agreements, Support and Maintenance Agreements and License Agreements and the like, would be a real benefit. You will thrive on problem solving, and bring a 'can do' attitude together with a friendly professional style. Your personable and approachable style will assist you to foster strong client relationships, as well as develop junior members of the team.

Working with the team's national and international clients on many of the sectors high profile projects, you will not only enjoy working in a collegial and supportive team but you will also relish the experience of learning from the best.

If you are looking to further develop your skills by experiencing the variety of work this role has to offer, or you are a commercial lawyer looking to develop a niche in this area, this role in our highly regarded technology practice could be ideal for you. 

About us:

MinterEllisonRuddWatts is one of New Zealand's leading, full-service law firms with a history dating back 130 years. We are a local and trusted law advisor with offices in Auckland and Wellington and part of the global Minter Ellison legal group, which is amongst the largest in the world. We are proud to be a New Zealand Law Firm with a global outlook. The Minter Ellison Legal Group is one of the largest legal groups across Australia and New Zealand, employing more than 280 partners and 1000 legal staff in 14 offices across four countries including New Zealand, Australia, The People's Republic of China, and the United Kingdom.

Our vision is to be the best firm to work with, and in. We're known for being technically excellent – but more than that - we're seen as the advisers that listen and understand a client's business before delivering the best solution. We offer access to some of the country's most high profile projects, providing you the opportunity to help shape New Zealand's future, with a team of people you'll love working with.

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