Current Opportunities

Crown Law takes pride in providing high level legal advice and representation to the Government in matters that affect all New Zealanders including crime, tax, the Treaty of Waitangi, human rights and New Zealand’s constitution. We have some of the finest legal minds in New Zealand. This could be your opportunity to work with them.

At Crown Law you will immerse yourself in some of this country’s most important and high profile cases. You will work with leading public lawyers and find professional challenges that you won’t find anywhere else.

 

In 1987 the Inner Temple, one of the Inns of Court in London, established the Pegasus Scholarship Trust, with the aim of building links between the legal professions of the many countries in the world who live under the common law system. The Trust is supported by each of the Four Inns of Court, which are societies of judges and barristers with wide responsibilities within the legal system in England.

During 2017 Pegasus Scholars from Crown Law, Buddle Findlay and Meredith Connell have travelled to chambers in London. The Pegasus Scholarship Trust wishes to again offer the opportunity for three New Zealand litigation practitioners, who have been in practice for not more than five years, as at the 1st February 2018 to work in barristers chambers in London for a period of six weeks. The scholarships may be taken at times that suit scholars during 2018, other than in July, August and September.

During the programme, scholars will spend time in chambers undertaking research, attending conferences, writing and reading cases and attending court.

The successful applicants will receive a weekly stipend of £300 from the Pegasus Trust while in London to help cover accommodation and living expenses.  However they will be expected to meet the costs of travel to and from London.  If it is required, temporary accommodation in London will be arranged by the Trust.  The scholars will be expected as a condition of the scholarship to return to New Zealand to resume practice, following the conclusion of the programme.  It is envisioned the successful applicants might be granted up to two months leave from employment for the period of the scholarship.

All applications should be forwarded by firms and chambers to the Pegasus Scholarship Trust, c/- Tanya McRoberts, Crown Law, PO Box 2858, Wellington, by 5 pm on Wednesday 25 October 2017.  Applications can also be sent via email to Tanya.McRoberts@crownlaw.govt.nz.

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Permanent or fixed term (negotiable)

Crown Law takes pride in providing high quality legal advice and representation to the Government.  We play a key leadership role within the Government Legal Network.  We work with talented and dedicated people from different backgrounds across the Network, on cases that are often novel and important to all New Zealanders.  This could be your opportunity to join us in this work.

At Crown Law you will work with leading public lawyers and find professional challenges that you won’t find anywhere else. It is rewarding and challenging work that will see you making your mark.  On top of that we offer a flexible and supportive work environment and unique career development opportunities.

We are currently seeking applications for a Legal Support Leader to lead one of our high performing legal support teams in the Legal & Support Services Group. 

Crown Law’s three Legal Support Leaders each lead a team of legal support professionals to deliver high quality support to the Deputy Solicitors-General, their teams and the wider organisation.  Each Legal Support Leader works closely with the Legal & Support Services Manager and other Legal Support managers to develop a culture that emphasises quality, continuous improvement, employee development and high performance, supports Crown Law’s vision and values and drives team engagement. 

The successful applicant will be experienced in managing administrative or support services, either in a government department or professional services organisation.  You will be a proven people manager, skilled at influencing and communicating with people at all levels and building effective relationships in a positive working environment.  You will enjoy looking for ways to improve and develop people, and ideally have some project management or coordination experience.

Crown Law has offices in Auckland and Wellington.  This position is based in Wellington.

To be considered for a position at Crown Law you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand and are required to complete a Ministry of Justice Criminal Records Check.

All applications should include a covering letter and curriculum vitae, citing the above vacancy and be sent to hr@crownlaw.govt.nz.

Applications close at 8.30am on Monday 25 September 2017.

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Crown Law provides legal advice and representation services to the government in matters affecting the executive government, particularly in the areas of criminal, public and administrative law.

Our Legal and Support Services Group is a high-performing and collegial team who play an integral role in supporting the delivery of Crown legal services.  We are currently looking for a Legal Secretary to join us and provide high quality administrative support and secretarial services to our office.  

The ideal candidate will be:

  • a team player
  • focused on exceptional service delivery
  • highly organised with the ability to effectively prioritise tasks
  • an attention-to-detail person with a high standard of accuracy
  • IT literate with advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • experienced in providing administrative support and secretarial services (ideally within a legal or professional services environment)
  • competent in word processing with a minimum typing speed of 55+ wpm

This is a permanent Wellington-based position. If you are skilled in developing relationships with internal and external clients, flexible in your approach to work and willing to help other people when needed, (which will include mentoring and assisting with developing junior staff), then we would love to hear from you

To be considered for a position at Crown Law you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand and are required to complete a Ministry of Justice Criminal Records check.

All applications should include a covering letter and curriculum vitae.

To apply please use the following link:

http://crownlaw.qjumpers.co.nz/jobs/ad/legal-secretary/33478/

Applications close: 25 Sep 2017

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Crown Law provides legal advice and representation to the Government across a range of areas that affect all New Zealanders including matters relating to crime, tax and revenue collection, the Treaty of Waitangi, human rights, exercise of public powers and constitutional matters.

This is an outstanding opportunity to serve the Crown in a busy, high performing Government department that has recently refreshed its strategic direction and the operating model of its Human Resources function.  You will have the opportunity to play a key role in shaping the way we deliver HR services to the business.

We are looking to appoint a Senior Human Resources Business Partner, reporting directly to the Chief People Officer.  As a generalist HR practitioner you will provide trusted, practical, advice across the full breadth of HR matters to ensure that managers are effectively supported.  You will also have responsibility to lead and provide advice in particular HR areas of expertise (such as learning and development, health and safety, staff engagement, or employment relations) to complement the Chief People Officer and the other Senior Human Resources Business Partner.

If you have a strong generalist HR background, are a team player and have experience working in partnership with other leaders to build strong and successful teams and organisations then we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please email your covering letter, curriculum vitae and academic transcript to hr@crownlaw.govt.nz.

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 27 September 2017.

[ Position Description ]

Crown Law provides legal advice and representation to the Government across a range of areas that affect all New Zealanders including matters relating to crime, tax and revenue collection, the Treaty of Waitangi, human rights, exercise of public powers and constitutional matters.

This is an outstanding opportunity to serve the Crown in a busy, high performing Government department that has recently refreshed its strategic direction and the operating model of its Human Resources function.

We are looking to appoint a Chief People Officer, reporting directly to the Deputy Chief Executive.  You will be expected to drive the people strategy and work with the Leadership Team to implement and support the new strategic direction.  At the same time you will also lead a small functional team and be able to roll your sleeves up to get things done.  You will have responsibility for the full range of HR functions including, strategy, organisational development, learning and development, employment relations, health and safety and payroll.  You will ensure that there is a very clear link between the people approach and the organisational vision and strategy.  You will also have an opportunity to influence the people approach for the wider Government Legal Network which is led by the Solicitor-General.

You will need to be an experienced HR leader who will be able to demonstrate success in building high performing teams and the ability to work with senior management.  You will be a strong communicator and enjoy leading change and developing strategies that deliver results.  You will also have the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with the wider sector and central government agencies.

To apply, please email your covering letter, curriculum vitae and academic transcript to hr@crownlaw.govt.nz.

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 27 September 2017.

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