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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 - 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 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 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 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 and quote reference number 1202199.

Sarah Hilton BSocSc LLB
027 267 4157 |

Kathryn Cross BMus LLB
027 700 8049 |