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NZ Legal Jobs Market Still Offers Some Opportunities, Notwithstanding Solicitors Jobs Falling

The tightening New Zealand <a href+ legal jobs market may be creating some problems for lawyers seeking legal jobs at home, but the position for solicitors may improve with smaller firms in particular becoming more specialised and more efficient in their delivery of services.

LawFuel’s article on the current legal jobs scene in New Zealand indicates that the market will shrink next year, particularly at the lower end, with mergers among small practices while there are also likely to be continued layoffs among the larger firms.

However legal positions in areas like infrastructure, litigation, environment and RMA work and other opportunities still exist in the legal jobs market.

See LawFuel for legal jobs.

King & Spalding no longer is in the running to acquire the substantial portion of Thacher Proffitt & Wood that it had pursued in recent weeks, according to a lawyer familiar with the negotiations. 8

King & Spalding no longer is in the running to acquire the substantial portion of Thacher Proffitt & Wood that it had pursued in recent weeks, according to a lawyer familiar with the negotiations.

Some colleagues of indicted lawyer Marc Dreier, accused of stealing $380 million from hedge funds in investors, believe his alleged crimes may have been driven by a need to support an extravagant lifestyle and the aggressive expansion of his law firm. 9

Some colleagues of indicted lawyer Marc Dreier, accused of stealing $380 million from hedge funds in investors, believe his alleged crimes may have been driven by a need to support an extravagant lifestyle and the aggressive expansion of his law firm.