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Commercial Lawyer | Full time or Part time | Nelson

Location Icon Rest of the South Island
  • 4 - 8 Years PQE
  • Longstanding mid-sized firm
  • Seeking a 2IC Commercial Lawyer
The firm has been around for generations and over the years they established and cemented a reputation as loyal and trusted advisors in the Nelson region. They are now a growing mid-sized firm that has an extensive track record in a full range of legal matters, employing a number of specialist lawyers.

They have an opportunity for a commercial lawyer to join their practice.  You’ll be working alongside the Principal in the team who relocated to Nelson just over a year ago and who has successfully been building a practice. She needs a safe pair of hands who will effectively be the 2IC in the commercial team. On a day-to-day basis, you’ll also be working with a 2 to 3 year level solicitor and some experience in delegating and mentoring juniors will certainly serve you well going into this role. 

Your role will involve advising small and large businesses on governance, regulatory and consumer law matters. You’ll also be drafting and negotiating a range of contracts including service, supply and distribution agreements, shareholder agreements and limited partnerships.  Although the role requires someone who can take on a reasonable amount of responsibility and autonomy, you’ll have access to an experienced commercial lawyer who has a wealth of experience in a broad range of commercial, corporate and finance matters acting for a number of large corporates.

The role requires a commercial lawyer who comes with 4 to 8 years relevant experience.  The Principal is also open to candidates looking for some flexibility around hours and there is the option for the role to be full-time or part-time. 
For a confidential discussion, please contact  Christina Kruger on 027 293 7210 or email

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