Legal Executive - Family

An amazing opportunity for an experienced Legal Executive in a Family Law team!

Your new company
Hays have partnered with well-known and well-established law firm, Corcoran French, who are looking to hire an experienced Legal Executive to join their family law team! With 3 branches across the South Island and a team of 75, you’ll have a breadth of experience to draw upon while enjoying being part of the close-knit environment of the team in their main office in Christchurch. Corcoran French has a strong family law team who assist with matters such as separation and dissolution, childcare proceedings and relationship property and due to growth, they are looking to add to their team with the addition of an experienced Legal Executive.

Your new role
We are seeking a Legal Executive with 3-5 years of experience working within a family law environment. We are looking for someone who has been involved with a wide variety of child protection matters, including care/adoption proceedings, neglect, non-accidental injuries, Protection of Personal Property applications and relationship property applications. You’ll also be assisting with trusts and estates, contracting out agreements and settlement agreements. Key responsibilities will include:
  • Drafting of all legal documents including applications, memorandums, affidavits, written agreements, schedule of findings, case summaries, witness statements, letters of instruction to experts
  • Providing advice to clients before, during and after proceedings
  • Attending various client meetings and meetings with families
  • Legal research
  • Assisting with property transactions, wills and powers of attorney and estate planning.

What you'll need to succeed
We are looking for someone with an incredible work ethic who is familiar with the pressure of working in a family law environment and is willing to occasionally put in the extra hours to get the job done. You’ll need to be empathetic and able to relate well to both our clients and the other parties involved, have a calm and professional manner and be efficient and accurate with all written correspondence. We need someone who is highly organised and enjoys the fast pace of this kind of work!

What you'll get in return
Corcoran French genuinely care about their team and pride themselves on creating a culture where people thrive. Their team are supported with clear plans and mentoring for how to progress their career, a well-used flexible work policy, as well as birthday leave, social events and a great office environment.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. #2647453


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Talk to Elisabeth Sloan, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Christchurch
Ground Floor, 131 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central

Telephone: 036695527

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