Assistant Crown Counsel

Wellington - Wellington City

Assistant Crown Counsel, Crown Legal Risk Group – Revenue Team

Crown Law provides authoritative legal advice and representation to the executive government to enable it to achieve its objectives, act lawfully and discharge its constitutional responsibilities. Crown Law is used by Ministers, Chief Executives and Chief Legal Advisors for core Crown advice and litigation and is their trusted advisor.

The Crown Legal Risk Group, Revenue Team provides legal advice and representation to Ministers and Government Departments on matters relating to the protection and appropriation of Crown revenue and a range of public law matters.  In this role the team advises on powers and functions, both statutory and non-statutory, and appears in a range of litigation including tax challenge proceedings, applications for judicial review, appeals and common law claims against the Crown at all levels of the Court hierarchy. The team’s key public sector clients include Inland Revenue, the Treasury and the NZ Customs Service.

As part of the Crown Legal Risk Group, members of the Revenue Team also assist with advice to and representation of decision makers in sectors such as primary production and natural resources, labour, immigration and citizenship, education, health, social development and health and safety.

We are seeking to appoint a promising lawyer with a strong academic record, proven legal research skills and a desire to develop and enhance their advocacy skills by working in a team with a busy litigation load. Experience in public law, revenue, commercial or regulatory law would be an asset but is not a prerequisite.

All applications should include a covering letter, curriculum vitae and academic transcript.

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Job Description

Applications close: 31 Aug 2018