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Solicitor - Enforcement

Date: 22-Apr-2021

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

•    Be part of our award-winning in-house team!
•    Utilise your expertise across the litigation spectrum 
•    Central location in heart of Auckland's CBD


We are New Zealand's largest local authority providing essential services and facilities to over 1.6 million people. Our Legal Services team is proud to play a significant role in working to make Auckland the world's most liveable city and delivering Aucklander's great value for money.

We are seeking a Solicitor with 1- 4 years PQE to join our Enforcement team, which sits within the Regulatory & Enforcement team.  


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

In this role, you will conduct prosecutions in the District Courts under the Dog Control Act 1996, Food Act 2014, Health Act 1956, and other regulatory legislation. You will observe obligations under the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 and the Solicitor General’s Prosecution Guidelines and ensure Council is a model enforcement litigant.  For the right candidate there will also be opportunities to be involved in appeals and civil enforcement proceedings.

You will be an energetic and proactive member of high performing litigation/dispute resolution professionals who are dedicated to delivering high quality legal services across the Council family.  You will engage and build relationships with internal client groups to provide advice and support in the general area of criminal and regulatory litigation (including all court, tribunal, and mediation matters, outside of those arising from the exercise of Council's regulatory functions).  


He kōrero mōu: About you 

Experience in enforcement and prosecutions is preferred. You will have the ability to deliver technically robust legal advice, deploy great stakeholder management skills, have excellent advocacy, and case management skills to be able to conduct cases in-house from start to finish where appropriate.   


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer 

This is a rare opportunity to be part of a busy in-house litigation team and opportunity to make a difference in the community.  You will be joining a supportive team of experienced prosecutors who will assist you to develop in your role.  This role will offer you variety, the opportunity to make an impact and profile yourself within the organisation coupled with genuine work-life balance.  

If this sounds like your next move, please apply online today.

For a confidential chat, please contact Tash Puketapu, Talent Acquisition Consultant on tash.puketapu@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz


Applications close: Thursday 13th May 2021

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.