Careers

From time to time we advertise our vacancies here.

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.

We are extremely busy and our Public Law team is expanding and has established an Auckland office at 52 Swanson Street, Auckland.

From time to time we advertise our vacancies here.

Law Intermediate Associate / Senior Associate (Auckland or Wellington)

We are looking for an intermediate associate or senior associate public lawyer with a minimum of four to six years’ PQE, with a strong academic record and experience in private practice. Experience in education law or working with/advising education organisations (including early childhood, schools, tertiary education organisations) 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 marina.matthews@chenpalmer.com 

Public Law Senior Associate / Principal (Auckland)

We are looking for a senior public law litigator or lawyer with a minimum of six years’ PQE, with a strong academic record and experience in private practice. Experience in public and administration law 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 Lawyer (Auckland)

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, advise on public policy, make submissions to Parliamentary Select Committees, draft legislation, or act on judicial review proceedings, Chen Palmer could be the place for you. Our clients range from large businesses to individuals; from public sector entities to education providers.

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

 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. 

 

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