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Cuningham Taylor

Graduate Lawyer

(posted 01 March 2019)

Cuningham Taylor Law in Christchurch are seeking a law graduate or recently admitted lawyer to join our busy Property and Commercial team.

Expressions of interest should be directed to our Office Manager, Lynda Russell (, with your CV, covering letter and university transcript before 15 March 2019.


Blackman Spargo – Rotorua

Property/Commercial Lawyer 0-3 PQE

(Posted 27 February 2019)

BlackmanSpargo is an award winning law firm that specialises in rural law.  We have offices in Rotorua and Whakatane but have clients in most rural districts from Northland to the deep south.

If you want to work for a law firm which is dedicated to meeting clients’ needs, is passionate about the rural sector and making a positive difference to the lives of farming families, and you are recently qualified, or have up to 3 years’ experience, we’d like to hear from you.

The firm acts for farming, forestry and kiwifruit clients and the role includes rural conveyancing, estate and succession planning, formation of trusts, companies and joint ventures and other legal work relating to the rural sector.

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Great organisational skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Outstanding work ethic and be a team player;
  • The ability and willingness to work under pressure and retain a good sense of humour; and
  • A strong client service focus and genuine willingness to help others.

This position is based in our Rotorua office and offers a great work-life balance with the many lakes, mountain biking and other activities Rotorua has to offer.

Visit our website for information about our firm

Please email your covering letter, CV and official academic transcript to the Practice Manager, Sheree Bennett –



Legal Portfolio Editor

(Posted 26 February 2019)

Job Description

We have an new opportunity for a Legal Portfolio Editor (2 positions) to join our team of experienced editors. In this role you help provide our customers with the most up to date and best in class legal publications.

About the role

The Legal Portfolio Editor is responsible for the formation, development and generation of content for an assigned portfolio of online, ProView eReader, CD, and hardcopy products. Each Portfolio Editor’s product portfolio will contain a number of products that relate to one or more legal practice areas (for example, family law, commercial law, or company law). Product portfolios are made-up of various product types (for example, legislation and commentary, A to Z of New Zealand Law, journal, current awareness, or precedents products).

The Legal Portfolio Editor is instrumental in ensuring that their assigned product portfolio continues to deliver on customers’ expectation by ensuring that the products are current, relevant, accessible, and accurate. This role will entail managing the process of commissioning, receiving and editing authored legal commentary. Editorial content will be edited applying the New Zealand Law Style Guide and Thomson Reuters house style, where applicable.

The Legal Portfolio Editor is expected to possess, or develop, specialisation or domain expertise in relation to their assigned legal practice area product portfolio and to be proactive in meeting our customers’ informational needs and requirements, particularly looking ahead to the future to anticipate the impact of changes to the law.

Full details on this position are available here.


Clendons – Auckland CBD

Commercial Solicitor Wanted

(Posted 19 February 2019)

Clendons is a specialised commercial law firm, practising from modern premises in the Britomart precinct, Auckland CBD. We maintain a leadership position in our areas of expertise and provide high quality, strategic legal advice to a broad range of commercial entities.

We offer:

  1. Comprehensive continuing education and professional development programmes that are aimed at continually building and developing the skills of our professional staff;
  2. A collegial working environment that allows staff to enjoy an excellent work/life balance;
  3. Competitive salary;
  4. Continuous mentoring to build professional skills in a variety areas of law;
  5. Team activities that enhance team building and rapport among staff

This is a challenging role requiring a high level of computer literacy, communication skills and a dedication to providing excellent service to our clients.

Clendons is seeking for a commercial solicitor at a junior level to join our dynamic firm to commence as soon as possible. If you are passionate about a career in the law, are looking for a challenge and have:

  • an LLB with commercial papers
  • a BCom with accounting papers, or other financial/accounting experience or qualifications
  • interests in areas of company, technology, intellectual property and commercial law

then apply now by emailing your resume, academic transcript and covering letter to:

For more information on our firm and careers with Clendons, visit our website at


USSHER Lawyers – Whangamata

Law graduate required

(Posted 19 February 2019)

Graduate Opportunity | General Practice Lawyer Ussher Lawyers is a contemporary law firm situated in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful coastal environments, the Coromandel Peninsula. We are a general practice law firm with a diverse clientele.

We are seeking a law graduate who has successfully completed their professional legal studies course to join our Whangamata office. We are predominantly property (residential and commercial) focussed but also work in areas such as relationship property, business sales and acquisitions and subdivisions. We also offer all aspects of personal law such as wills, enduring powers of attorney and estates.

We are looking for someone who is eager to put their law degree into action, who has careful attention to detail, is capable of working autonomously and ideally has relevant prior work experience. This is an entry level role, so full on the job training will be provided.

Our aim is to find a person who is familiar with the Whangamata/Coromandel area and who has a genuine desire to live and work here. This is an exciting role and we are looking forward to hearing from you if you think this sounds like your dream job.

For more information please contact Natasha Ussher at


Stewart Germann Law Office – Auckland CBD

Law graduate or law student required part time

(Posted 31 January 2019)


Stewart Germann Law Office is a central city legal firm specialising in commercial and franchising law.

This is a part-time secretarial/administrative position and would be ideal for a graduate or law student wanting to gain experience in a busy law firm.

Applicants must have:

  • An excellent academic record
  • An interest in commercial law
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word with experience in tracking and marking-up documents essential
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Accurate and fast typing speed (minimum of 80wpm)
  • Excellent grammar and spelling essential
  • Attention to detail and accuracy very important
  • Pleasant phone manner and someone who enjoys meeting clients
  • Excellent references

You will be working closely with the principal and associates who are experts in franchising and commercial law and you will be exposed to a wide variety of interesting work with ample opportunity to learn.

If you feel you are the right person for this position please forward your CV and covering letter to


Dundas Street – Wellington

Law Clerk/Junior Employment Lawyer

(Posted 29 January 2019)


Dundas Street is a high profile specialist employment law firm, led by Partners Susan Hornsby-Geluk, Blair Scotland and Ros Webby.

Based in Wellington, we take pride in building strong and effective team-based client relationships and in providing pragmatic advice and representation that is clear, fresh and sharp every time.

A rare opportunity has arisen for the right person to join our outgoing and inclusive team of lawyers as a Law Clerk/Junior Lawyer. We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has completed their law degree
  • Has either completed or is currently undertaking their NZ professionals
  • Is passionate about employment law
  • Is an innovative thinker
  • Has outstanding communication and relationship building skills
  • Will flourish in a supportive and dynamic team environment

The ability to speak Te Reo Māori would also be a big plus.

If this sounds like you, send your CV and expression of interest to us, c/- by Friday 22 February 2019.


C & F Legal – Nelson

Newly Qualified Litigation Lawyer

(Posted 19 December 2018)

We are looking to fill a position for a recently qualified law graduate to join our very busy litigation team.  Ideal applicants will be graduates who have completed the pre-requisites for admission and who are prepared to make a long term commitment to settling in one of the most attractive regions in New Zealand.  This position will be very rewarding for an enthusiastic, ambitious, hardworking graduate who has the drive, enthusiasm and ability to achieve the best results for our clients and who is looking for a long term position with prospects of equity participation.

This practitioner will need a sound academic record, be well presented, and willing to work as part of a team.

We have:

  • An interesting and varied range of work generated from a significant client base spread throughout New Zealand and overseas.
  • Up-to-date IT and legal database facilities, in pleasant, spacious, modern offices.
  • A team of hardworking lawyers and support professionals.
  • A very competitive salary package on offer that will reflect ability, commitment and results.
  • A progression programme for all our team that the successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the position, please do not hesitate to contact Rick Farr at our offices.

Applications, with CVs, including academic transcripts and references should be provided to:

C & F Legal Ltd
PO Box 1049, Nelson 7040
211 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010

Ph:       03 545 8080
Fax:      03 545 8082


Public Trust – Roles Available

At Public Trust, we encourage New Zealanders to preserve the present and secure their future. Our employees play a vital role in raising awareness and educating Kiwis around protecting what’s most important to them. This is a unique environment to work in, so if you’re keen to make a real difference and would like to join Public Trust then check out our vacancies by visiting our careers page or email us at