Litigation Lawyer

AJ Park is looking for a talented lawyer with four to eight years’ post-qualification experience (PQE) to join our litigation and dispute resolution team. While four to eight years’ PQE is preferred, suitably qualified applicants outside this range may also be considered.

Who are we?

AJ Park’s litigation and dispute resolution team is one of the most experienced in Australasia and has been involved in many of New Zealand’s leading cases across all areas of intellectual property (IP) law.

AJ Park is New Zealand’s largest internationally recognised, top tier specialist IP law firm. We consistently rank among the leading IP firms in Australasia and have been recognised several times as New Zealand’s ‘IP Specialist Law Firm of the Year’ in the New Zealand Law Awards.

We help our clients to identify, protect, commercialise, manage and enforce their IP rights in New Zealand, Australia and throughout the world. Our clients range from entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs, through to government institutions, multinationals and major listed companies. We represent many innovative and iconic companies in New Zealand and Australia, as well as over a third of the Fortune 500 companies.


The role

We’re looking for a lawyer with a background in IP and/or IP litigation who can integrate quickly into a busy practice working from either our Auckland or Wellington office.

In this role you will handle disputes involving all kinds of IP, including trade marks, copyright, registered designs, patents and plant variety rights, along with related regulatory and advertising issues. 

You will be client-focused, proactive, and driven. You’ll have great communication skills and the ability to think on your feet. Ideally, you will also have some experience of court IPONZ hearings and practice and procedure.

Our offer

You’ll join an acclaimed firm awarded ‘Specialist IP Firm of the Year’ in the New Zealand Law Awards and work alongside people who have received numerous accolades for their work.

AJ Park has an enviable reputation in the market and is a great place to work. We have a strong people-focused culture and were named in NZ Lawyer’s inaugural Employer of Choice 2020 report listing the 25 top-ranking legal organisations in New Zealand in terms of overall employee experience. We were also awarded ‘Excellence’ in the ‘Legal Personnel Employer of Choice’ category of the New Zealand Law Awards 2020.

If you’d like to work in a supportive team environment that places a strong emphasis on work/life balance, career development and professional growth, take this opportunity to join our award-winning team of IP specialists.

How to apply

Please send your CV, covering letter and academic transcript to careers@ajpark.com.

Visit www.ajpark.com/careers for more information.

Date posted: 26/02/2021

Date closing: 26/03/2021

Location: Auckland or Wellington

Work type: Litigation Lawyer

Role type: Litigation lawyer