We’re looking for a new Senior Lawyer at Canterbury Legal

Are you already working for a professional services firm?  Sick of your hard work rewarding the Partners and not you?  Tired of the politics of the “boys club”? Have a look at us: 

About us

Established in 1991 we are a medium sized legal practice based in Christchurch. Specialising in property and business conveyancing, company & commercial law, trusts & assets protection as well as litigation & dispute resolution. Our team have experience in a broad range of legal issues and we pride ourselves on our approachable and friendly atmosphere.  We offer flexible work options, excellent professional development opportunities and (if you’re inclined) we enjoy getting together socially for sporting events or just a quiet Friday night drink.

We are looking to grow our litigation and dispute resolution business and require an experienced lawyer ideally with experience in this area.

Our established client base has a need for senior litigation services covering a variety of dispute resolution channels:  mediation, arbitration, negotiation, Family Court, District Court, High Court and Appellant Courts. Within this role you’ll have the support of a junior solicitor to work on varied and interesting litigation. There will be the opportunity to further develop the litigation practice and for career development.

About you

You’ll be a talented and well rounded solicitor with the ambition to want to develop both yourself and our junior solicitors. You will already have established experience at another legal practice within litigation and be looking for an environment where collaboration and emphasis on client service is valued. You’ll be looking for a highly competitive salary and profit sharing opportunities. Most importantly, your friendly personality will fit in with our relaxed environment and will complement our existing great team.

Reflecting the hands on nature of the business – we do not want approaches from recruitment agencies rather we want to hear from applicants directly!  Please send us your resume and cover letter by email to:


All applicants must be a New Zealand Citizen, resident or have secured the right to work in New Zealand.

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