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Legal Counsel 


Summerset is one of NZ's fastest growing companies and the second largest retirement village operator in the country. We design, build and operate retirement villages right across New Zealand and are expanding into Australia. We are proud of our dynamic work environment and an equally diverse workforce.

We have an exciting opportunity for a lawyer with 2 - 5 years' PQE to join our legal team. Working as part of a collegial team, you will provide a broad range of legal advice across all areas of Summerset's business.

Skills and experience required

  • Law degree and practising certificate.
  • 2 to 5 years post admission experience gained at a top tier law firm or strong mid-tier. Prior corporate/commercial or property experience is preferred but not essential.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.
  • A 'can do' attitude and a willingness to learn and take on new challenges.
  • Excellent analysis and interpretation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver work accurately and on time.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Key responsibilities

  • This role is suited to a pro-active, solutions focussed individual who thrives under pressure. Candidates from all practice areas are encouraged to apply.
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.
  • Acting on large scale property developments.
  • Managing compliance with the Retirement Villages Act and general regulatory compliance.
  • Assisting with governance and company secretarial matters.
  • Advising on NZX listing rule compliance.
  • Assisting business partners with key projects and strategic initiatives.

Previous experience in these areas is desirable but not essential, provided you are comfortable learning on the job.

What's in it for you?

This is a unique opportunity to join an NZX20 company at an exciting stage of its growth.

We offer a competitive salary, flexible working arrangements and employee share scheme entitlements. If this sounds like you or someone you know, then we would love to hear from you! To receive a copy of the Position Description or for a confidential discussion, please contact Sammy Glover, Talent Acquisition Manager at sammy.glover@summerset.co.nz.

The safety of our residents and staff is important to us. For this reason, we require all our employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before commencing work at Summerset.


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