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Here at Cooney Lees Morgan we pride ourselves on having the very best and brightest law professionals working for us. 

As a mid-sized law firm based in Tauranga who deliver quality and pragmatic solutions to a wide range of corporate, commercial, local authority & private clients both locally & nationally. Our teams find their work challenging and rewarding, sophisticated and wide-ranging. We have an encouraging & supportive environment with a collaborative style of work, in new and modern offices.

Our people choose Cooney Lees Morgan because they want more: not only the professional challenge, but also the quality of life that living in the beautiful Bay of Plenty provides. If you are re-evaluating your career then consider joining us.


Senior Family Lawyer

Applications Close When position filled

Position Level 5+ years PQE

17 August 2021

Join one of New Zealand’s leading regional firms

Experience a combination of top-quality, diverse work and an enviable lifestyle

Become part of our firm that is committed to caring for its employees and community

Don’t miss this opportunity to design your future! WFH options, flexibility and a great lifestyle in Tauranga, in the beautiful Bay of Plenty.

About the role
Recent growth in the firm has seen an expansion of its diverse, local and growing client base. This growth has created the need for a Senior Family Lawyer to join their Private Client and Trust team. In this role, you will be supported by experienced and approachable Partners whilst enjoying the support of a collegial, warm and collaborative team. This role will best suit an Associate with upwards of 5 years’ PQE in relationship property and family law. You will be capable to work autonomously with good support and have a desire to mentor more junior members of the team.
This is a full-time position with some flexibility to work from home. You can enjoy casual dress in the office where appropriate and design your work around your life in the beautiful Bay of Plenty.
What we’re looking for
• NZ admitted lawyers with a minimum 5 years’ PQE in family law
• Experience in relationship property
• A solid understanding of trust law
• Experience in PPPR Act applications, Family Protection and Testamentary Promises advantageous
• Strong client service orientation with a genuine interest in people
• Well-developed research and drafting skills
• A pragmatic and solutions-focused thinker
• Great work ethic, respectful and collaborative interpersonal style
• A good sense of humour!
About the location and firm
As the largest city in the Bay of Plenty region and one of the fastest growing regions in New Zealand, Tauranga offers a truly enviable lifestyle with a great number of outdoor activities and more right at your doorstep. By becoming a highly valued member of one of New Zealand’s leading regional firms, you can enjoy this lifestyle whilst receive ongoing career support, maximum job satisfaction and so much more. Apply today. Don’t delay!
How do I apply?
Click on “Apply Now”. Alternatively, contact us directly and quote reference number 1175841.
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