Career Opportunities at Dewhirst Law

Legal - reception/para legal/admin

Key role - front desk; first impressions matter

Join us for this great career opportunity.

You will be required to work with our team and our clients, and will need to be self-motivated, efficient and reliable.

A positive and confident attitude, a willingness to assist others and the ability to learn on the job, and yes, a sense of humor are highly desirable.

This role could suit a person willing to work in a split admin/legal role.


We are looking for someone with some or all of the following attributes, and who is motivated to learn.

Customer service or relationship management

Legal assistant experience or previous legal experience

Precise and effective communication and organizational skills, proficiency with IT/Microsoft Office suite

Have the ability to work under pressure and to short deadlines

Have the ability to work in a team environment and be able to provide input, whilst having the ability to work independently and efficiently

A willingness to learn and develop within a diverse environment

The application form will include these questions:

Do you have experience in administration?

Do you have customer service experience?

Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?

How would you rate your English language skills? 


Relevant New Zealand experience A MUST

Family lawyer – Whanganui - the position is for an experienced family lawyer  reporting to our senior lawyers in  Whanganui. Legal aid and Court experience preferred.


Family Court/general practise lawyer

Preferably 3+ PQE

Strong analytical, written and advocacy skills and the ability to communicate in plain English

Experience in managing own clients and matters through to completion

Familiarity with asset structuring, and relationship property

Some general litigation experience (Family Protection Act/Estate litigation, care of children, asset protection matters)

Strong legal research skills

Familiarity with general practice including drafting wills, liaising with clients for succession plans, conveyancing

Legal Aid Approval (lead provider status would be preferable).