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At Cooney Lees Morgan, we're all about having the best and brightest legal professionals on our team.

As a mid-sized law firm based in Tauranga, we're proud to provide quality and pragmatic solutions to a range of corporate, commercial, local authority, and private clients both locally and across the country. Our teams tackle challenging and rewarding work that's both sophisticated and wide-ranging.

We've fostered an encouraging and supportive environment in our modern CBD offices. We're continuously striving to make our workplace more inclusive and we believe that different experiences, perspectives, and values working together lead to better outcomes. If you have the right skill set, we'd love to have you on board!

Our people choose Cooney Lees Morgan not only for the professional challenge but also for the quality of life that living in the beautiful Bay of Plenty brings. So, if you're thinking of taking your career to the next level, come join us and experience the difference for yourself!


Solicitor - Local Government Enforcement/Resource Management

Applications Close When position is filled

Position Level 4+ years PQE (minimum)

11 June 2021

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 law firm 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 our Tauranga law firm has seen an expansion of its diverse, local and growing client base. This growth has created the need for a a solicitor with resource management or prosecution experience  to join the busy Dispute Resolution and Local Government team. In this role, you would be supported by experienced and approachable Partners and other Associates in this collegial, warm and collaborative team. This role will best suit a lawyer with upwards of 4 years’ PQE in resurce management work or regulatory prosecutions.   You will be capable of working autonomously as well as being part of a team.

This is a full-time position with some flexibility to work from home. 

What we’re looking for

  • NZ admitted lawyers with a minimum 4 years’ PQE 
  • Experience in rsource management litigation or regulatory prosecutions
  • A particular strength in written communication - both in legal drafting and client communications
  • An understanding of local government (advantageous but not essential)
  • Litigation and dispute resolution skills (advantageous but not essential)
  • Strong focus on client satisfaction
  • Strong focus on atention to detail
  • Great work ethic, respectful and collaborative interpersonal style

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:


Penny Miller | People and Culture Manager

DD 07 927 0520 | MBL 021 974 129


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