Nicola Keating

Barrister seeking instruction

Nicola Hartley (located in Wellington at Barristers.Com) is looking for work as a barrister in any field (including work as a junior barrister).  Nicola has recently moved from the UK and has many years experience.  She has over 20 years PQE in England, working as a Solicitor Advocate with Higher Rights in Criminal Proceedings, for local authorities, in a whole range of regulatory work. She moved to New Zealand just over a year ago and was admitted as a Barrister in Wellington in December 2019. She works for Chris Griggs at Barristers.Comm but is seeking additional work as a junior barrister in any field. She is a very experienced and an excellent advocate.

Please contact Nicola directly here or via Chris Griggs here.

Intermediate Criminal Lawyer position available

Intermediate Criminal Lawyer wanted

Cuba Family Law Limited is seeking an intermediate criminal lawyer to join our team.  The successful candidate would be someone who has:

  • legal aid provider status PAL1 or above
  • at least 2 years PQE experience
  • Court room advocacy experience
  • ability to manage a busy case load
  • their own caseload to bring to the firm
  • experience or an interest in training and supervising junior lawyers

We are a busy central Wellington practice which is committed to providing access to justice. We take on a range legal aid of legal aid work as well as private clients. 

The majority of our work is in family law, so some experience in this area would be ideal.  However, we have significant experience in family law and are able to provide mentoring and support for you to develop a practice in family law.

Cuba Family Law Limited undertakes the full range of family law work including parenting, surrogacy, international adoption, and relationship property work.  We are the authors of the Adult Relationships section in Westlaw. 

We offer a supportive team environment with formal supervision provided. Flexible working hours are an option we are willing to offer.

Please send your CV and a covering letter to Marieke van den Bergh by 5pm on Friday 28 February.  Any questions relating to the role can be sent to the same address.

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Junior Barrister wanted (2 years PQE)

Andrew Brown QC, Kate Davenport QC and Simon Foote QC are seeking to engage a junior lawyer to work for them at Bankside Chambers in Auckland with an immediate start. The position has become available following the departure of our existing junior who has been with us since 2018, shortly after her graduation.
The work is diverse and ranges from equity and trusts, intellectual property, commercial litigation, relationship property, to some criminal matters and arbitration.  The successful candidate will appear regularly in Court and will have hands-on involvement in litigation practice.  They will also have support from a friendly team including existing junior barristers to assist their transition into chambers life.
We are seeking someone with an excellent academic record, an analytical ability, an interest in litigation, with an outgoing personality who is prepared to work hard and become an integral part of the team. Some experience in a law firm would be preferable (approximately 2 years PQE), although recent graduates will also be considered.
Please sent your CV, a covering letter and details of how we might get hold of you to Trudy Butterworth. Given the immediate start, applications filed promptly will be given priority.

Closing date: 1 March 2020