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Real Estate and Construction Lawyer

Location: Wellington

Job Description

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

We are looking for Real Estate and Construction Lawyers to join our growing Wellington based team.  Join our market-leading Real Estate and Construction practice group to provide advice to New Zealand's most sophisticated property investors and developers, and infrastructure providers, including leading domestic and overseas funds and property institutions, and corporate property owners/occupiers on their most important projects.

The team, led by Partner Doran Wyatt, advise on commercial property matters, including leasing, developments and construction, seismic building issues, acquisitions and disposals, corporate real estate and securitisations. 

About you

If you are looking for an opportunity to work within a supportive, ambitious, growing, and energetic team and want to join an award-winning full-service firm, we would like to hear from you.  The successful candidate will have:

  • A legal qualification with 2+ years of experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and think critically.
  • A strong service focus with the need to listen and understand the essential requirements of different areas of the firm.
  • Ability to build connections and work collaboratively.


We offer a wide range of employee benefits focused on supporting our people to succeed and thrive, some of which include:

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Support, coaching, and considered training and development programmes
  • Annual wellness subsidy
  • Phone allowance
  • Talent referral bonus incentives
  • Team charity days
  • Sports days, annual ball, regular team 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' here.

We believe in enabling a supportive and inclusive workplace for people of any gender, cultural identity, sexual orientation, or way of working.  For further information about Russell McVeagh's diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here.

For more information, or to have a confidential discussion about this position please email our Talent Acquisition Manager, Sarah Carrel, or call +64 9 367 8096.