Legal Counsel
Westpac Banking Group
NZ-AKL-Auckl
2d ago
  • 12-month fixed-term opportunity
  • Based in Britomart, Auckland
  • Support our Consumer Hub in the interpretation of legal obligations
  • At Westpac we are continuing on our strategy and accelerating towards the delivery of a truly differentiated customer experience and a purpose-led, customer-centric culture.

    We are actively adopting agile, and lean methodologies to support a new way of working built around great teams.

    How will you help?

    This 12-month fixed term opportunity will support our Consumer Hub in the continued implementation of Westpac New Zealand's legal obligations under the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA), and the upcoming changes to this Act.

    The role will include :

    Providing appropriate legal support and adding value to all relevant stakeholders involved in the CCCFA Phase 3 project.

    Considering legal and commercial risk in all aspects of work undertaken to ensure balanced business decisions are made that are in line with overall bank objectives.

    Making suggestions and working on altering internal bank documentation / procedures to ensure continued compliance with new and existing CCCFA obligations.

    Providing support to the compliance team on identifying gaps and building controls to ensure continued compliance with new and existing CCCFA obligations.

    Contributing to the legal and greater business unit environment in a way that exemplifies the bank’s values and fosters a supportive environment with good morale.

    To be successful in this position, you'll need :

    Bachelor of Laws (or appropriate overseas equivalent)

    Entitlement to) NZ Practising Certificate

    7+ years post admission NZ experience

    Law firm and in-house experience

    Strong technical skills, including sound knowledge of :

  • Laws applicable to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 and related laws and regulations;
  • Industry related Code of Practices, including the Banking Code of Practice and the Advertising Code of Practice and Reserve Bank of New Zealand guidance materials in connection with insurance

    Proven legal research and legal opinion writing experience

    Compliance experience (preferred)

    Knowledge of (or interest in) the CCCFA and upcoming regulatory changes

    Next steps :

    If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, apply today with your CV and Cover Letter through the link on this page.

    Please note that the process for this role will be delayed due to the holiday period and we may only finalise shortlisting in January, 2020.

    Brand : Westpac New Zealand

    Legal and Compliance

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