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Real Estate and Construction Lawyers

Location: Auckland

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 two Senior Solicitors/Senior Associates to join our Auckland 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 Partners Sarah Blackmore, Ed Crook, David Butler, Anna Crosbie, and Natalie Steur advise on commercial leasing, property development and major subdivisions, as well as land acquisitions, hotel management arrangements and the agricultural and forestry sectors.

About you

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

  • A legal qualification with 4+ years' 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 and sports days, annual ball, regular team events.

How to apply

To apply, please submit your CV and academic transcript.

We believe in enabling a supportive and inclusive workplace for everyone.  For further information about Russell McVeagh's diversity and inclusion vision and commitment, please click here.

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.

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.