Current Opportunities

Senior Associate - Business Property Finance Team


We are looking for a Senior Associate to join our Business Property Finance team at our Auckland Office.
This role involves property work for local authority clients and a range of property and commercial work. Experience in advising local authorities would be an advantage. The team is highly experienced and collegial and will support and mentor you.


Our successful candidate will ideally have:

  • around 6-8 years post admission experience in a law firm environment, in the areas of general and commercial property
  • excellent academic qualifications and technical skills
  • the ability to build and maintain excellent client relationships
  • pragmatism and the ability to focus on solutions
  • proven ability to work in a team

 

 

Intermediate Property Legal Secretary - Business Property Finance Team

 

We are looking for an intermediate property legal secretary to join our Business Property Finance team at our Auckland Office.

This role reports to a supervising partner, legal executive and a consultant.  The team is busy, approachable, and easy to work with.

In this role you will provide secretarial and administrative support to the team, and your duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Assist authors with document management, letter writing, copy typing, preparation for settlements, reporting to clients and other matters as required.
  • Manage authors' diaries, ensuring appointments and commitments are recorded accurately and maintained. Ensure Author is informed and updated of these commitments.
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail and facsimiles as required. Photocopy and file outgoing mail (including enclosures).
  • Set up and maintain effective filing systems, ensuring files are up-to-date, and in a tidy and chronological order. This includes opening and closing files.
  • Maintain client files, precedents, and research folders.
  • In consultation with other secretaries in the team and the Office Manager, ensure that efficient cover of solicitors is always maintained.
  • Continue to increase legal and market knowledge.

Our successful candidate is required to have:

  • A solid background in property law – being able to run a conveyancing file from start to finish is imperative.
  • Great organisational skills.
  • Experience with banking and finance documentation including loan agreements and securities is desirable.
  • Landonline, Webforms, KiwiSaver forms and Sales Direct experience.
  • Ideally Companies Office, PPSR, IPONZ experience.
  • A basic understanding of Anti-Money Laundering and related client due diligence.
  • Demonstrated competency in word processing and other programs and operation of office equipment (i.e. facsimile, photocopier, scanner).
  • Excellent typing speed and accuracy.

 

 

FLOAT LEGAL SECRETARY

We are looking for a float legal secretary to join our friendly and supportive Business Administration Team.

In this role you are responsible for providing support to our lawyers and helping out generally across the firm as required. This will involve providing general administrative and secretarial support and ensuring the seamless and efficient operation of the team you are assisting.

In this role you need:

  • The ability to multi-task and prioritise;
  • Be technologically savvy and comfortable with basic office programmes; and
  • Have outstanding organisational skills to efficiently manage the workload of the team you are assisting.

This is a full-time role which offers variety and challenges with no day being the same.

The successful applicant will have at least 2+ years’ experience as a legal secretary and have a thorough knowledge of legal office procedures.

 

Your great sense of humour, resilience, willing and flexible attitude will be highly valued.

If you have the above qualities and wish to work with a great team, this position is for you.

For more information, please email our Office Manager () or if you wish to apply, you can send your CV and academic transcript to us.


Office Manager
Brookfields Lawyers
P O Box 240
Auckland
1140