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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.


Solicitor - Litigation/Local Government

We have an intermediate role available that is a mix of resource management, local government and local authority related advice and litigation.

We are a mid-sized law firm in Tauranga delivering quality and pragmatic solutions to a wide range of corporate, local authority and private clients both locally and nationally.   We provide challenging and rewarding work in a supportive and collaborative environment.

We would be keen to hear from you if you have the following mix of skills and experience:

  • In-depth knowledge of resource management and related legislation and case law;
  • Understanding of local authority issues including consenting, policy and liability matters;
  • Excellent research and opinion writing skills;
  • Familiar with Environment Court documents, practice and procedure;
  • Advocacy experience (at Council level and in the Environment Court) preferred;
  • Pragmatic problem solver and logical thinker;
  • An understanding of the importance of client relationships and a strength for networking with clients and potential referrers
  • Able to demonstrate a strong client service philosophy – able to build relationships with clients, partners and co-workers
  • Excellent academic record
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Pragmatic and solutions focussed approach to provision of advice 
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team
  • Willingness to assist less experienced staff members
  • Ideally at least 5-7 years PQE with NZ experience

In return we can offer you:

  • a diverse range of high quality work
  • a supportive firm with a great team culture 
  • work/life balance with flexible work options available
  •  modern offices in the CBD
  •  well resourced technological support  

Our solicitors chose Cooney Lees Morgan because they wanted more: not just professional challenge, but also the quality of life that is only possible living in the beautiful Bay of Plenty. If you want more information on why you should choose us visit our website

If you have the skill-set we require we’d love you to join us so please apply by email to with a current CV and covering letter.

If you have any queries regarding this position please email Debbie at

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