Careers

We are always on the lookout for hardworking law professionals who enjoy working within a fun, relaxed environment. If you are interested in being a part of the Nicholsons team here in Taranaki, please submit your CV.

Experienced Legal Secretary/Administrator

Nicholsons Lawyers is seeking a full time experienced Legal Secretary/Administrator.

This person will be working in the firm’s Commercial team under one of our Commercial Partners and will be required to perform a high volume of administrative tasks with the utmost attention to detail.

Applicants who have successfully completed their NZ Legal Executive papers or who are interested in doing so would be considered favourable.

 

Job Description

Provide comprehensive administrative support ensuring efficient and timely work flow.

Manage calendar, schedule appointments, and coordinate meetings with clients and internal staff
Prepare legal documents relating to commercial and property matters including Sale and Purchase Agreements, Leases, Wills, Loan Securities, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Land Information New Zealand documents.

Assisting in organising and maintaining client files

Learning and utilising the firm’s Practice Management system to its full potential .

Collaborate closely with team members to maintain and streamline processes.

Liaising with solicitors, clients, other professionals, and Government agencies

Drafting letters and emails as required

Preparing statements and invoices

 

Requirements

Detail-oriented and highly organised

Exceptional administrative skills ideally in legal administration

Ability to multitask and prioritise effectively in a fast-paced environment

Excellent attention to detail and a meticulous approach to handling sensitive information

Proficiency in using computer software and advanced knowledge in Microsoft office

Excellent computer, typing, and formatting skills, including digital dictation transcription

Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, to interact confidently with both clients and colleagues.

Maintaining strict confidentiality

 

Nicholsons prides itself in offering a warm and friendly team environment where the staff can flourish in both their personal and professional endeavours.

Please email your CV, qualifications, and covering letter to our Practice Manager, Leonie Ngeru leonie.ngeru@nks.co.nz

All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note this job description is intended to provide a general overview of the position and does not encompass all tasks or responsibilities that may be assigned.

Commercial Lawyer 1-2+ years PQE

Commercial Lawyer

Nicholsons Lawyers is looking for a full-time experienced Commercial/Property Lawyer 1-2+ years PQE.

The successful applicant will be mentored by one of the Partners in the firm’s commercial division and will develop strong legal skills over a range of commercial/property matters.

Applicants would be required to work well as part of a team, show resilience while working under pressure and be able to display confidence with the firm’s clients.

 

To be seriously considered for this role, you will have:

  • A law degree from a recognized NZ university
  • A current practising certificate from the NZLS with up-to-date knowledge of NZ law and legislation
  • At least 1-2years post-graduate experience
  • The skills to communicate in both written and oral with ease and a natural style
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, excellent communication, and interpersonal abilities
  • Be able to give practical common-sense advice in all circumstances
  • Demonstrate that you can work quickly and efficiently without compromising quality
  • A passion for the legal field and a desire to continue learning and growing.
  • An attitude of getting things done and recognising that client’s time and money matter

 

We offer a supportive work environment with excellent mentoring, guided by our Practice Manager and four Partners.

 

Nicholsons fosters a learning environment with a clear pathway for progression.

 

If you are a driven and talented lawyer looking to take the next step in your career, we would love to hear from you.

 

Please email your CV, qualifications, and covering letter to our Practice Manager Leonie Ngeru leonie.ngeru@nks.co.nz

All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

 

 

 

Experienced Estates Administrator

Nicholsons Lawyers is seeking a full time experienced Legal Secretary/Administrator to assist our very busy Estates Team.

A unique role, this person will work alongside the Estates Manager and Partners as part of a team working with estate beneficiaries and executors to communicate expert legal advice in a supportive and understanding way.  The approach to this role is one of care and empathy, along with the ability to perform a high volume of administrative tasks with the utmost attention to detail.  It is a busy and varied position, and the firm feels privileged to be supporting these clients and their families through what is without doubt a very difficult time. The Estates team offers a high level of service to our clients every step of the way to ensure the process is a seamless one and each member of this team is essential in making this happen.

 

Job Description

  • Preparation of Probate/Letters of Administration documentation and filing with High Court,
  • Preparation of e-dealings for transmissions, transfer to trusts and associated documentation.
  • Registration of e-dealings;
  • Preparation of trust account statements and distribution statements;
  • Liaising with accountants and providing documentation needed to complete returns;
  • Liaising with Partners on files as required;
  • Receiving estate related communications from executors and beneficiaries;
  • Liaising with executors and beneficiaries as directed.
  • All other estate related administration matters as directed by Estate Manager or partners from time to time.

 

Requirements

Detail-oriented and highly organised

Exceptional administrative skills ideally in legal administration

Ability to multitask and prioritise effectively in a fast-paced environment.

Excellent attention to details and a meticulous approach to handling sensitive information

Proficiency in using computer software and advanced knowledge in Microsoft office suite.

Excellent computer, typing and formatting skills, including digital dictation transcription.

Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal to interact confidently with both clients and colleagues.

 

Nicholsons prides itself in offering a warm and friendly team environment where the staff can flourish in both their personal and professional endeavours.

Please email your CV, qualifications, and covering letter to our Practice Manager, Leonie Ngeru leonie.ngeru@nks.co.nz and clearly state the role which you are applying for.

All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note this job description is intended to provide a general overview of the position and does not encompass all tasks or responsibilities that may be assigned.

Legal Executive

At Nicholsons Lawyers we pride ourselves on a legacy of excellence, integrity, and innovation in legal services. With a strong foundation that spans generations, our firm specialises in all aspects of commercial, property and business law.

We are looking for a motivated and qualified Legal Executive to join our team.

The selected applicant will work closely under the mentorship of a Senior Legal Executive who has been a cornerstone of our firm for almost 10 years. This position is designed as an on-the-job training role with a clear pathway to significant professional growth, including the potential to continue the practice areas of the Senior Legal Executive upon their retirement.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with administration tasks while developing a knowledge of the files and building an enduring relationship with the clients.
  • Assisting with a broad range of commercial and property matters including, conveyancing, subdivisions, business, trust, and estate planning.
  • Handle subdivision files, ensuring compliance with all legal requirements and regulations.
  • Conduct research, prepare legal documents and provide general support to the Senior Legal Executive where required.
  • Attend client meetings as required.

Requirements:

  • NZ Legal Executive qualification
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, and procedures
  • Excellent communication, organisation, and time management skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite and/or knowledge of legal practice software

 

The Nicholsons culture encourages and supports its staff to achieve excellence. We are very much a family and the relationship with our staff is as important as that with our clients.  We offer a competitive salary, professional development opportunities and a supportive working environment.

If you are a Legal Executive looking to advance your career in an established Law Firm, this is a fabulous opportunity, and we encourage you to apply.

Please email your CV, qualifications, and covering letter to Nicholsons’ Practice Manager – Leonie Ngeru leonie.ngeru@nks.co.nz

All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Opportunities for Graduate Lawyers

Nicholsons Lawyers is currently offering full-time graduate positions in the Commercial/Property team.

The successful applicants will be mentored by one of the Partners on a varied range of commercial/property matters and will be guided on a clear pathway toward progression over the next 2 years.

Graduates will be trained in all aspects of running a legal practice, this ensures you gain a practical understating of the firm’s business model as well as empowering you with the skills to confidently manage the day-to-day obligations of a Lawyer.

To be seriously considered for this role, you will:

  • Be completing your final year of university with a strong academic transcript or
  • Be undertaking your Professional Studies or
  • Have recently obtained a practising certificate from the NZLS and have up-to-date knowledge of NZ law and legislation.
  • Have the skills to communicate in both written and oral with ease and a natural style.
  • Have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, excellent communication, and interpersonal abilities.
  • A confident manner when dealing with clients and colleagues.
  • Demonstrate that you can work quickly and efficiently without compromising quality.
  • A passion for the legal field and a desire to progress, learn and grow.
  • Be involved in community interests and hobbies outside of study/work.

 

We offer a supportive work environment, guided by our Practice Manager and four Partners.

 

If you are a driven and talented and looking to launch your career, we would love to hear from you.

 

Please email your CV, qualifications, and covering letter to our Practice Manager Leonie Ngeru leonie.ngeru@nks.co.nz

All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

 

 

 

Law Clerks / Semester Breaks

If you are a law student nearing the end of your studies and you want to gain practical experience in a law firm over the semester breaks, please contact us.

It is an opportunity to establish a connection with a law firm in a region where you envision building a long-term career.

We are always eager to nurture emerging talent and we look forward to hearing from you.

Please contact our Practice Manager Leonie Ngeru at

leonie.ngeru@nks.co.nz

06 757 5609

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