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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!


Property & Development Newly Graduated or Junior Lawyer

Applications Close When position filled

Position Level 0-2years PQE

11 May 2023

Cooney Lees Morgan is a leading regional law firm based in the Bay of Plenty. We are well-known for our  workplace culture - we work hard on this, and we don’t take it for granted.  You’ll find that we’re supportive, progressive, flexible and an all-round pretty great bunch of people.  Our partners are approachable, inclusive and are focused on ensuring each person is supported, achieves their goals and reaches their potential.


The opportunity

Our law firm in Tauranga is looking for g a newly graduated or junior lawyer to work in our Property and Development  team.    This successful team works across a broad range of legal areas and the successful applicants would have the opportunity to learn from the best.

This role will give you the sought-after opportunity to work across the full suite of instructions handled by our busy team.  This will include finance funding, residential property, exposure to sub division work for prominent developers. 

Who we’re after

We’re seeking a keen graduate or junior lawyer (you may or may not have completed your professionals) who can start in our Tauranga office you may have had some exposure to property but more importantly you are keen to learn and develop your career in this area.  You will need to have the ability to self-manage basic files, have excellent communication skills (verbal and written), and analyse complex material, with a good dose of common sense and strategic thinking thrown in.   You will receive ongoing career support and development. 

Those technical skills are only part of the big picture though.  Equally important is your alignment with our values:

  • Our Property & Development team likes to laugh and have fun together..
  • We want someone with a sense of humour who’s prepared to help others out where needed.
  • We also believe every day is an opportunity to get better at what we do, so we want someone with a similar attitude wants to constantly be improving and learning.
  • Attention to detail in all areas is essential.

On offer

  • Approachable partners and senior team members with great mentoring, support and progression opportunities
  • Competitive remuneration
  • The opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business, with excellent professional development opportunities
  • Strong commitment to work/life balance.
  • This is a rare opportunity to train and learn in a highly-regarded firm.

Further info

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 Penny Miller at


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