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Senior Solicitor/ Associate - Employment

Permanent - Full Time
CBD, Auckland
Legal Roles

Job Description


McVeagh Fleming is a large full service firm which has been operating in Auckland for over 100 years and has offices in Auckland CBD, Albany and Manukau.

The opportunity

We're looking for an experienced lawyer to join our growing Employment team in the Auckland CBD office. As a Senior Solicitor or an Associate, you'll be involved in a broad range of employment law advice to employers and employees including personal grievances, drafting advice, health and safety, disciplinary and performance management processes, restructures and any employment law-related matters.

Key responsibilities:

  • Acting for employers and employees in relation to personal grievances and employment disputes, from mediation through to the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court.
  • The management of all workplace issues, including poor performance, misconduct and restructuring/redundancy.
  • Advising businesses on the employment issues that arise in the context of business transactions.
  • Advising employers on compliance with New Zealand's statutory employment framework.
  • Mentoring and supporting junior members of the team.

What you'll bring

  • +4 years PQE current Employment law experience
  • Previous experience in a specialist employment team.
  • Proven ability resolving complex disputes across a range of areas.
  • The ability and empathy to interact confidently with a wide range of people.
  • A growth mindset and passion for continuous improvement in your practice of the law and the way in which you deliver client service.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to explain legal concepts in plain English.
  • Passion, drive and ambition to succeed.
  • A desire to grow your own practice, via external marketing and networking.



This is the perfect opportunity for someone who enjoys a varied diet of work that is challenging, interesting and hugely rewarding. We have a strong culture based on collaboration and growth for both the team and you as an individual. We are committed to providing a supportive, family-friendly environment. Get in touch to learn more about this exciting new opportunity.

To be eligible to apply, you must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand and meet any entry requirements if you're outside the country.  For advice on obtaining a New Zealand work or residence visa and our entry requirements, visit

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