Careers

Chen Palmer New Zealand Public Law Specialists is a highly successful law firm specialising in public and employment law. We have won the New Zealand Law Award for Best Public Law Firm in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013. Runner-up for 2012 best public law.

From time to time we advertise our vacancies here.  It is Chen Palmer’s preference that all candidates for employment apply directly to Chen Palmer and not through recruitment companies or advisers.

Chen Palmer attracts a variety of very interesting work that spans the entire public law spectrum – from overseas investment and business regulation, judicial review and public policy, to parliamentary advice and law drafting. We work for clients who engage with central and local Government, and we also work for clients who are part of local and central Government. Chen Palmer has offices in Wellington and Auckland.

Working at Chen Palmer

We are looking for people who:

  • Have experience in providing public law and public policy advice;
  • Have experience working in the Beehive, Parliament or Government agencies, and/or private law practice;
  • Can interact confidently, and are able to build relationships with clients;
  • Set high standards for themselves, and always seek to achieve those standards;
  • Can write concisely, clearly and in plain English; and
  • Are passionate about public law and policy.

If you would like to join our highly effective team please apply online to marina.matthews@chenpalmer.com

Current roles available

Public Lawyer (Auckland)

Chen Palmer Partners is a highly successful law firm specialising in public and employment law.  Chen Palmer attracts a variety of very interesting work that spans the entire public law spectrum – from judicial review and public policy, to parliamentary advice and law drafting, to overseas investment and business regulation. We work for clients who engage with central and local Government, and we also work for clients who are part of central and local Government.

This position will also assist with work for the Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy and Business, which is a division of Chen Palmer Partners. The Superdiversity Centre is a multidisciplinary centre specialising in analysing the law, policy and business implications of New Zealand’s superdiversity.

We are looking for a Public Lawyer with at least three years or more PQE, with a strong academic record and relevant experience in private practice or the public service. Experience in public and administrative law, judicial review and public law litigation is preferred. Social Science research and evaluation experience, interest and skills are also preferred.

Great packages are available for top candidates and a good career path through to Partnership, if desired. This position is based in our Chen Palmer Auckland Office.

If you would like to join our highly effective team please apply online to mai.chen@chenpalmer.com

 

Senior Public Lawyer (Auckland)

Chen Palmer Partners is a highly successful law firm specialising in public and employment law.  Chen Palmer attracts a variety of very interesting work that spans the entire public law spectrum – from judicial review and public policy, to parliamentary advice, legal drafting and working on a range of Government matters  including education, overseas investment and business regulation.

We work for clients who engage with central and local Government, as well as clients who are part of central and local Government.

This position is based in our Chen Palmer Auckland Office.

We are looking for a senior public lawyer with ten years or more PQE, with a strong academic record and experience in private practice or the public service.  Experience in public and administrative law, judicial review and public law litigation is preferred.  Great packages are available for top candidates and good career path through to Partnership, if desired.

If you would like to join our highly effective team, please send your CV and academic record to mai.chen@chenpalmer.com

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