Date posted: 20/03/2024

Location: Auckland or Wellington

Work type: Full-time, permanent

Role type: Associate - Litigation

We are seeking a motivated and experienced solicitor with 5+ years' PQE to join the litigation practice at AJ Park. 

Associates at AJ Park help clients navigate the best path to enforce their intellectual property (IP) rights or assist them in dealing with any challenge by third parties involving those rights.

You will have exceptional communication skills, with the ability to think commercially and critically when providing advice for clients.  You will exhibit a strong commitment to your own professional development and expanding your IP expertise. 


The Role


  • Prepares opposition, revocation and Court pleadings, evidence and submissions
  • Researches and prepares opinions
  • Provides general advice with regards to IP matters
  • Prepares and argues cases at IPONZ, IP Australia, and in court
  • Assists in court litigation, including briefing of witnesses
  • Prepares client correspondence and interacts with clients
  • Prepares enforcement letters, alternative dispute resolution documents, and interacts with other parties to a dispute


  • Meets financial targets – day book, WIP, debtors, billable and non-billable hours


  • Proactively manages client relationships
  • Provides guidance to junior and assistant team members

Marketing and business development

  • Actively contributes to the team and firm business development strategy
  • Actively builds and maintains professional profile and network
  • Authors articles and LinkedIn posts on relevant topics, presents at relevant industry events


What’s in it for you?

Be part of a dynamic and inclusive team, where you will gain fantastic experience and structured career development. We are not your typical law firm – we dress for our day, have a flat structure and collegial vibe where bringing your whole self to work is at the heart of who we are. We offer competitive remuneration along with benefits as follows:

  • Great salary package
  • Competitive incentive plan
  • Medical insurance
  • Paid parental leave of up to 18 weeks plus 3 weeks partner leave
  • Leave purchase scheme (up to 2 weeks)
  • Formal professional development programs
  • Structured wellness program, including a paid Wellness Benefit
  • Flexible working, with hybrid working as standard
  • Social club
  • Beautiful new offices in the heart of the CBD

You will have the opportunity to work across different levels in the organisation and make an impact with the work you will be doing.  You will have exposure to some fascinating subject matter created by some brilliant and creative minds in different industries.

If you’re looking for an interesting opportunity that offers growth and career development in a firm that has a great culture, then this is the role for you.


Who are we?

AJ Park is the IP Firm of choice in New Zealand.  We support our clients with intelligent action and are well respected both within the IP profession and by the clients we work with.

We offer a rewarding career, community and team spirit, and opportunities to develop technically and personally.

Find out more about us here, or to apply, please send your CV, covering letter and academic transcript to


Please note that this opportunity is only open to residents of New Zealand.

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