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 Senior Associate / Principal (Auckland)

We are looking for an experienced 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

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 Associate (Wellington)

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  lawyer with public law experience or a demonstrable interest in public law with 0-2 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

Legal Secretary (Auckland)

Chen Palmer is a specialist public and employment law firm with offices in Auckland and Wellington.  We are looking for a professional and experienced legal secretary to join the Auckland team.  The position involves secretarial and administrative duties, including Dictaphone/copy typing, document management and creation, and liaising with clients.  The role will also include coordinating hospitality for clients and general administrative support tasks. 

The preferred candidate will be able to hit the ground running and will have had at least 4 years previous experience as a legal secretary.  Excellent typing speed, accuracy and proficiency with Microsoft office are a must.

Chen Palmer has an excellent reputation as one of New Zealand’s leading boutique law firms and as such prides itself on delivering high quality work to its clients.  You will enjoy being part of a dynamic team, take pride in your work, have excellent time management skills, good attention to detail, and be able to work independently and under pressure. 

If this sounds like you, please send your cover letter and CV to careers@chenpalmer.com by 21 January 2016.

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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