Crown Counsel, Crown Legal Risk Group

Auckland - Central Auckland

Crown Counsel, Crown Legal Risk, Crown Law

Be at the forefront of constitutional and public law practice – advising and representing the Crown in a dynamic, stimulating and collegial working environment.

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 work environment and unique career development opportunities.

  • Gain excellent litigation and advice experience acting for public sector clients
  • Work with senior counsel and recognised experts
  • Appearances in the senior courts
  • Opportunities to advise government on legal risk, and in the development of policy and law reform
  • Active career development through mentoring, training and Government Legal Network opportunities

We are looking to appoint Crown Counsel to join the Crown Legal Risk Group.  The position involves advice and litigation across Government, with a focus on exercise of statutory powers, supporting decision-makers, management of strategic legal risk, judicial review, and conduct of large scale litigation and appeals across a broad range of areas.  Our practice includes immigration, defence, education, health, social security and other social services, land and natural resources including environment, biosecurity and conservation.

This position is available in Auckland or 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.

To apply, please use the following link:

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

Job Description

Applications close: 29 Jun 2018