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Collins and May Law – Lower Hutt

(posted 12 November 2019)

Graduate Solicitor

Collins & May Law

We have a graduate solicitor position available for a recent graduate who has completed professionals or is about to complete professionals. The position involves a variety of work including Property, Trusts, Estates, Business advice, Employment and Civil Litigation. It is a hands on role from the start with regular client contact. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated person who is looking for a long term position in a small firm. We are based in Lower Hutt.

Interested candidates should send their CV to Eugene Collins together with a covering letter setting out an introduction to who you are. It should cover,  the last two books you read and what you enjoyed most about them, the last two live concerts you went to and what they were like, what you did over Labour weekend and something about your family background.

Your covering letter SHOULD NOT mention the Law, our law firm, how much you love the law we practice, law school or  anything you have viewed on our firms web site. We are all lawyers, and it’s our web site so……. we know!  We want to know about YOU!

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to no later than Friday 29 November 2019.


Law clerks/Graduate/Trainee Lawyers (immediate positions)-Auckland

(posted 7 November 2019)

Law clerks/Graduate/Trainee Lawyers (immediate positions)-Auckland

Final year law student/Recently graduate/admitted or up to 1 year legal experience.

Assisting the principal and senior lawyer in general practice, investment and property development/construction work etc.

Using latest advance legal practice management system with frequent clients liaison.

Communication Mandarin/Cantonese/other foreign languages will be an advantage.

Application to be sent to


Judges Clerk – Family Court of New Zealand

(posted 26 September 2019)

Judge’s Clerk to the Principal Family Court Judge 

The Ministry of Justice invites applications for the position of Judge’s Clerk to the Principal Family Court Judge (“Principal Judge”). The position offers graduates the opportunity to work closely for up to three years with the Principal Judge, gaining insight into the judicial process and broad exposure to the administration of the District Court of New Zealand generally and the Family Court in particular.

This role would suit a recent graduate who is interested in Family law and is looking to advance their legal career.

The successful applicant will have:

  • LLB degree with excellent academic achievement, particularly in Family law. Electives such as Youth Justice, evidence, civil procedure, and Māori legal studies are desirable
  • Knowledge of the Family Court jurisdiction including the rules and provisions under the Family Court Rules 2002, the Family Court Act 1980, the Care of Children Act 2004, the Domestic Violence Act 1995 and the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989.
  • Knowledge of tikanga Māori and beginner to advanced competency in te reo Māori
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • A high level of judgment
  • The ability to work independently and without supervision
  • The ability to cope with changing demands and meet tight deadlines
  • Experience within the operations of the Family Court will be an advantage, but it is not necessary

The Judge’s Clerk will:

  • Provide legal, operational and administrative support to the Principal Family Court Judge and provide assistance to other Judges as approved by the Principal Judge;
  • Assist with projects relating to the administration of the Family Court, including the provision of legal advice on operational matters relevant to the Family Court Judiciary;
  • Keep up to date with changes in the common law and legislation relevant to the Family Court. This may include writing and circulating explanatory memoranda either at the request of the Principal Judge or on own initiative;
  • Research for and assist with preparation of Law Commission and Select Committee submissions, conferences, papers and speeches;
  • Respond to legal and procedural queries, including external queries and those that relate to judgments not published on the District Courts website;
  • Obtain judgments, legislation and articles as requested; and
  • Produce and publish a regular newsletter for all Family Court Judges

The successful applicant will be expected to commence work on 6 January 2020.

Please visit our website (click on Vacancies in the home page) to download the application pack or email and ask for an application pack for this vacancy.

If you wish to apply for this position please include your University Transcript in your application pack and a copy of a recent legal opinion, thesis, essay or memorandum you have completed. Please note, the words of this opinion, thesis, essay or memorandum should not exceed 1500 words.

Applications close 8th November 2019.


Junior Solicitor – Property and Construction Litigation – Auckland

(posted 18 September 2019)

  • Want to be a litigator and have work-life balance?
  • Interesting and varied work
  • Earn above market remuneration

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a junior solicitor with approximately one to three years’ experience to join the team in our busy Auckland City office, and be involved in high profile and interesting work.

With opportunities for learning and exposure not often afforded to junior solicitors, we offer interesting and varied work combined with great working hours, and the opportunity to earn above market remuneration.

The Role

You will be involved in a range of legal matters, including major class action litigation, and can expect high levels of responsibility and mentorship.  The role will require you to assist with all aspects of litigation, including managing files, liaising with clients and other parties, drafting correspondence, pleadings and submissions, and attending mediation and Court hearings.

The Ideal You

A background in civil or commercial litigation is an advantage, but is not essential.  If you are interested in working in litigation and have the qualities below, we will support you to make this transition.

You will have a strong and client-focused work ethic and good business acumen.  You will be confident, motivated and have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written). You will be reliable, and must be able to work independently and well organised to manage a varied work load effectively.

About Us

We are a busy litigation and disputes resolution practice best known for our work in construction disputes, leaky building litigation and large class actions.  Our clients range from home owners to body corporates to large construction companies.  We have expertise across a broad range of areas including property litigation, valuation disputes, land compensation claims and in advising body corporates. Some of our staff hold BProp or BCom degrees. The firm has a particular interest in litigation funding.

Applicants must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit. You must also have a current practising certificate. All applications will be received in the strictest confidence.

Please email your application (cover letter, CV and academic transcript) in confidence to:, or contact Adina directly and in confidence on 021 654 442.


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

IPLS Alumni – Seeking work

Brittany Rowlands

(posted 24.07.19)

I am looking for a graduate position or junior law position starting next year in either Wellington, Auckland or New Plymouth in a Commercial/Corporate firm.
I have graduated from the University of Otago and completed my Professionals at IPLS with the hope of being admitted October 18 2019.