Careers

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 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.

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.

From time to time we advertise our vacancies here.

Public Law Associate (Auckland)

We are looking for an public law litigator or lawyer with a minimum of two to five years PQE, with a strong academic record and experience in private practice. Experience in public and administrative law, and advising on regulation is preferred. Great packages are available for top candidates and a good career path through to Partnership, if desired.

Chen Palmer has won the New Zealand Law Award for Best Public Law Firm in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013; and Best Boutique Law Firm in 2010. If you would like to join our highly effective team please apply online to mai.chen@chenpalmer.com

Mandarin Speaking, Public Lawyer (Auckland)

Chen Palmer New Zealand Public and Employment Law Specialists is a highly successful law firm specialising in public and employment law. 

We attract a variety of interesting and challenging work spanning the entire public law spectrum.  If you would like to assist clients to fix problems they are having dealing with government, advise businesses on regulatory compliance and dealing with their regulators, make submissions to Parliamentary Select Committees, draft legislation, or act on judicial review proceedings, Chen Palmer could be the place for you. 

We are looking for a Mandarin speaking lawyer with public law and/or litigation experience in judicial review with 2 or more years PQE

Chen Palmer has won the New Zealand Law Award for Best Public Law Firm in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013; and Best Boutique Law Firm in 2010.  If you would like to join our highly effective team please apply online to mai.chen@chenpalmer.com

Public Law Litigator (Auckland)

We are looking for an public law litigator or lawyer with a minimum of five years PQE, with a strong academic record and experience in private practice. Experience in public and administrative law, and advising on regulation is preferred. Great packages are available for top candidates and a good career path through to Partnership, if desired.

Chen Palmer has won the New Zealand Law Award for Best Public Law Firm in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013; and Best Boutique Law Firm in 2010. If you would like to join our highly effective team please apply online to mai.chen@chenpalmer.com

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 successful Public Law team at Chen Palmer then please apply online to mai.chen@chenpalmer.com. 

It is Chen Palmer's preference that all candidates for employment apply directly to Chen Palmer and not through recruitment companies or advisers.

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