Principal Solicitor - Enforcement

Date: 19-Jun-2022

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Work within our Regulatory & Enforcement Team
  • Be part of our award-winning in-house team!
  • Central location in heart of Auckland's CBD


He angitūtanga: The opportunity 


Lead a team of enforcement Solicitors within the Regulatory and Enforcement team to foster and maintain an environment that provides strategic as well as practical legal advice to Council’s Monitoring and Compliance teams. Ensuring that prosecutions and enforcement action are undertaken in accordance with the law and enforcement best practice.

As well as leading a highly capable and dedicated team, there will be opportunities for you to appear in courts including appeal matters.



He kōrero mōu: About you


You will have a degree in law and have at least 10 years relevant practical post‐admission experience in law with extensive experience in regulatory enforcement including prosecutions and appellate court proceedings.

Experience with regulatory enforcement action in the civil context including local government would be beneficial.

The key legislation Council’s enforcement teams work under includes the Resource Management Act 1991, Building Act 2004, the Dog Control Act 1996, Food Act 2014, Health Act 1956, and other regulatory legislation.

You will have experience leading a team or supervising and mentoring junior solicitors. A strong understanding of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011, rules of evidence, and the Solicitor General’s Prosecution Guidelines is required. 



Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


In return, you will be immersed in a team of local government legal experts with a thirst for enabling great outcomes for Auckland and safer communities.


Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.


As an Auckland Council employee, you’ll also have access to a fantastic range of benefits, including financial and health services, store discounts and discounted membership with our leisure centres.


For a copy of the position description please click here


Tono mai: Apply now!


Applications close Monday, 11th July 2022

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.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.