The Growing and Varied Nature Legal Jobs in New Zealand

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New Zealand’s legal jobs continue to evolve with fascinating roles across multiple areas, reflecting a continued growth for in-house legal jobs in particular, say leading law jobs network, LawFuel.

The growth in corporate lawyers in New Zealand has generally reflected a global trend towards significant growth in corporate or in-house legal teams.

New Zealand has seen a 30 per cent increase in in-house lawyers in New Zealand since 2014 alone, which the recent Deloitte/ILANZ in-house trends survey (“In-house legal – A force to be reckoned with”), which is partly driven by the growth in complex developments in consumer law and regulatory compliance issues that corporates face.

There have been numerous other developments too, including increased career development possibilities for corporate lawyers, more work-life balance and flexible work opportunities, along with an increased need for strategic and communication skills.

Among the key roles recently listed in LawFuel’s fast-growing legal jobs network are roles that demonstrate some of the variations available to those seeking top legal roles in these areas, including –

Lower Hutt City is seeking a General Counsel who is providing high level and varied advice for a progressive municipal authority.

Powerco are offering a role that provides not only high level legal work, but also the ability to work flexibly and even from a choice of locations: New Plymouth, Tauranga, Wellington or Palmerston North.

ComplyWith – the legal software company is seeking a lawyer of 5 years PQE to join the innovative firm’s ‘customer success team’.

Housing New Zealand is seeking an experienced lawyer on a competitive salary to take a leadership role within the organisation, as well as enjoying attractive benefits and flexibility in work hours.

It is legal roles like this in the New Zealand corporate world that continue to show the growth and diversity of corporate law positions and the opportunities open to those seeking both work challenge and fleibility.

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