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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.


General Practitioner (Matamata)

Applications Close When position filled

Position Level 5+ years PQE

2 March 2022

Join one of New Zealand’s leading regional law firms

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

Become part of a firm committed to caring for its employees and community

Don’t miss this opportunity to design the future you imagined! WFH options, flexibility and a peaceful lifestyle in the Waikato region of Matamata.

About the role

In this role, you will be based in this firm’s Matamata office which is an easy 45 minutes away from their primary office in Tauranga - the largest city in the Bay of Plenty region. You will be well supported by a tight knit and friendly Matamata team whilst enjoying the support of the wider team in Tauranga through a combination of regular in-person trips and on-line presence and support.

In this role you will work alongside a small yet experienced team as well as Partners and other solicitors in the firm’s collegial, warm and collaborative Property and Development team. This role will best suit an Associate with upwards of 5 years’ PQE as a general practitioner, with an emphasis on property law, business and commercial law as well as private client law and asset protection. You will be capable to work autonomously with ongoing support as and when you need it.

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 growing Waikato.

What we’re looking for

• NZ admitted lawyers with a minimum 5 years’ PQE as a general practitioner
• Solid experience in property law
• Understanding of trusts, business restructuring, succession planning, relationship property and wills
• Strong client service orientation with a genuine interest in people
• Great work ethic, respectful and collaborative interpersonal style
• A great sense of humour!

About the location and firm

The beautiful Waikato has so much to offer as one of the richest agricultural and pastoral areas of the world. This is an opportunity to enjoy peaceful living in semi-rural tranquillity whilst you flourish in your legal career. As one of New Zealand’s leading regional law firms, you will 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 1212806.

Sarah Hilton BSocSc LLB
027 267 4157 |

Kathryn Cross BMus LLB
027 700 8049 |