About this role
The Commerce Commission is New Zealand's competition, fair trading, consumer credit, and economic regulatory agency. Our mission is to make New Zealanders better off by ensuring our markets work well and consumers and businesses are confident participants in those markets.
As our areas of regulation grow, we have been transforming as an organisation and adopting a more collaborative, cross-functional approach to the delivery of legal services.
A recent organisational review has brought our lawyers and paralegals into one branch, creating one of the largest in-house legal teams in the country.
As a Legal Counsel at the Commission, you will be part of an expert Legal Services team with an impressive record of enforcement outcomes and defended appeals.
and analysing complex information to identify solutions to legal issues, with support from senior colleagues.
You will be the project manager on selected litigation projects, advising on litigation strategy, providing instruction to external legal counsel, drafting and reviewing Court documents and ensuring the Commission behaves as a model litigant.
This is a permanent role that may be based in Wellington or Auckland.
To be successful in this role, you will have the following :
Above all, we are seeking smart and curious lawyers who have a keen interest in working on important fair trading, competition and regulatory issues and who are committed to a public service and making life better for New Zealanders.
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What we offer
At the Commission we are passionate about the work we do to make New Zealanders better off. We have a great working environment and culture where everyone is valued.
Having excellent people is critical to our success. We promise interesting and challenging work and we prioritise learning and development opportunities so that everyone can reach their full potential.
We are open to flexible working arrangements.
For more information, contact Jane Temel on 021 499 902 or Carl Church on 021 166 6441.
To apply, email your covering letter and CV to