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 mai.chen@chenpalmer.com

 

SENIOR Public Lawyer (Auckland)

Chen Palmer is a 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, and human rights and the Treaty of Waitangi issues. 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.

We are looking for a senior Public Lawyer with at least ten years or more PQE in private practice, with a strong academic record and relevant experience in private practice in particular or the public service. Public law litigation experience is a must, and experience in public and administrative law is preferred.

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Work independently on non-complex matters, freeing up senior counsel
  • Provide assistance to senior counsel on complex matters, including working collaboratively with other lawyers
  • Supervise and mentor junior lawyers, as required

The successful candidate will also have demonstrated expertise in client relationship management. An interest in business development is also encouraged.

Great packages are available for top candidates and a good career path through to Partnership, if desired.

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

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