Legal Adviser

  • ClassificationIn-house
  • Salary$100,000 ~ $120,000
  • Work typePermanent
  • LocationAuckland, New Zealand
  • Posted on20 Feb 2019
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Based in Auckland, this is an exciting opportunity for a solicitor/legal adviser to join this highly innovative, well-known architecture company. 

Our client is  a leader in their industry and is comprised of many highly regarded architects, interior designers and urban planners and designers. They work across a range of industries including, health, commercial, residential, cultural and civic, retail, sports and recreation, education etc. Their offices are stunning and based in a beautiful part of Auckland. Beautifully designed; open, fresh, functional, dynamic, with a barista on-site.

The team can be described as creative, down-to-earth and very helpful. They are committed to their wellbeing and many staff take full advantage of funded or subsidized activities such as bootcamps, yoga and cycling.  

Your Responsibilities 
Risk review of various legal documents including appointment contracts and RFPs, sub-consultancy agreements, design building contracts, novation, compliance statements and practical completion statements. 
Provide analysis and solutions and determine feasibility. 
Briefing the leadership team and agreeing a negotiation strategy.
Work with the project team on contract reviews and highlighting areas of concern or risk.
Manage compliance statements and reporting.
Client liaison. 

You will need
A Bachelor of Laws 
Practicing Certificate preferred but not essential 
5 years + post qualification experience
Understanding of construction law preferred 

Skills and Attributes 
Strong interpersonal skills
Excellent communication skills 
Ability to influence others  
Tactful and diplomatic
Builds rapport and strategic working relationships
Understands the dynamics of change and developing an agile response
Can work autonomously 

For further information or a confidential discussion please contact Libby Zandbergen (LLB/BA) on 09 375 0148. 

Established in 1994, Niche has been the premier provider of legal talent to the New Zealand market for over twenty years, gaining an excellent reputation across both the public and private sector. Specialising in recruitment for top tier legal firms, medium and small sized practices, Barristers' chambers and in-house legal teams, Niche is the most widely recognised brand for employment in the legal field and covers the full spectrum of specialist legal positions from legal secretaries through to qualified solicitors and partners; in-house solicitors through to general counsel and commercial managers.
Further information on Niche can be found on our website


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