Russell McVeagh is New Zealand's premier law firm committed to operating at the cutting edge of legal practice. Our award-winning team of lawyers across Auckland | Tāmaki Makaurau and Wellington | Te Whanganui-a-Tara are internationally recognised for their thought leadership, depth of experience, and ability to translate complex legal issues into client success stories.
Our values of Respect | Manaaki, Curiosity | Māhirahira, Excellence | Whai hiranga and Tenacity | Whakapau kaha reflect who we are and how we work together.
About the role
Our Environment Planning and Natural Resources team help clients navigate challenges by helping them to understand the legal, regulatory and political frameworks around urban planning, infrastructure development and environmental issues like freshwater quality, climate change, RMA reform, energy and renewables and coastal developments.
Our multi-disciplinary team, led by market leaders Allison Arthur-Young, Daniel Minhinnick and Simon Pilkinton, has the ability and the depth to take on big projects, and complex legal questions. We're known for the way we collaboratively partner with our clients, our industry knowledge, commercial nous and our understanding of our client's broader strategic objectives.
You will get exposure to some of the most interesting work in New Zealand and will learn from the best in a high-achieving team and firm that is committed to developing your career and fostering a positive work environment.
If you are looking for an opportunity to work within a supportive, fun, collaborative and driven team and would like to join an award-winning full-service firm, we would like to hear from you. The successful candidate will have:
- 1-3 years' experience in Environment, Planning and Natural Resources law is preferable.
- Excellent research, verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to build connections and work collaboratively.
- A strong service focus with the need to listen and understand the essential requirements of different areas of the firm.
We offer many employee benefits focused on supporting our people to succeed and thrive.
Some of these include;
- Competitive remuneration package;
- Support, coaching, and considered training and development programmes;
- Annual wellness subsidy, phone allowance, and talent referral bonus incentives; and
- Regular team and firm social events.
How to apply
To apply, please submit your CV and academic transcript.
Our firm is invested in achieving transformational change and having a positive impact – our 2022 Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Report captures our firm's progress on our commitment to helping to shape a sustainable and thriving Aotearoa New Zealand. You can read our 2022 report, 'Our Contribution to Aotearoa New Zealand | Tō tatou ki Aotearoa' on our website.
We believe in enabling a supportive and inclusive workplace for people of any gender, cultural identity, sexual orientation, or way of working.
For more information, or to have a confidential discussion about this position please email our Talent Advisor, Ana Allid on [email protected].