Solicitor - RMA


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Auckland, New Zealand



The role

Position: Solicitor 
Team:  RMA  
Location: Auckland, New Zealand



Looking for change? It’s already happening.

The whole legal industry is changing. The old establishment is gone, and there’s a new establishment in town. It’s an exciting and dynamic future, which we at DLA Piper are leading.

It’s a new business world, with new client needs. Clients want more than legal advice, they want strategic business advisers that cross borders and geographies. They want global insights with local savvy. And so do we.

DLA Piper is a firm built for this rapidly globalising world, and we’re looking for people to join us on this mission. We’re looking for people who see the world differently, who listen to clients, and solve their problems, not just give legal advice. Being well read is good, but being able to read the room is great. We’re looking for people to help make business better for our clients.


Why do you want to work with DLA Piper?

•       Work with NZ and the world’s most ambitious companies on a variety of projects

•       Access to a global network and resources

•       A supportive and collaborative environment

•       Rewarding pro bono work

•       A diverse and inclusive culture


The Opportunity

At DLA Piper, our success depends upon our most important asset - our people.

We have an opportunity available for a Solicitor (PQE 2 years+) to join our Auckland office. The ideal candidate will be a skilled solicitor with a background in resource management and ideally some local government experience. Or you might come from a litigation background and have a passion for resource management and be looking for a new challenge.

We have a diverse and established resource management practice, with a strong client base and a particular focus on local government and government clients.  This role will provide the opportunity to undertake a variety of challenging resource management work in a supportive environment that offers professional development. This is an attractive option for anyone looking to take their career to the next level in a firm that can offer you all of the benefits that come from working in a global firm as well as providing you with the opportunity to gain court experience.


About You

The ideal candidate is an experienced (PQE 2 years+) Solicitor ready for a new role that will make the most of your versatility and commitment to client service. To be successful in this role you will need to have a strong client focus and attention to detail as well as excellent legal, analytical and interpersonal skills that allow you to deliver solutions for our clients.  You will ideally have experience in drafting advice, plan changes and appeals, resource consent appeals, designations and prosecution and enforcement work. Experience working with local authorities is also ideal.


If you are looking for a role that allows you to be part of a close-knit team, working in a fast-paced environment then this opportunity will appeal to you. We are looking for a team player, who will continue to offer the high levels of service that our clients have come to expect. This means that you will be required to have outstanding organisation skills and be highly motivated, with a mature approach to your work.

A career with DLA Piper

In return, you get to join a global firm that can offer excellent career development, either in New Zealand or abroad. We are committed to providing outstanding learning and development opportunities, secondment opportunities, and a collaborative and supportive environment.  

At DLA Piper we invest in our people. We offer an environment where personal leadership is strong and encouragement is the norm. We are solution focused and determined to provide an outstanding service to our clients.

A career with DLA Piper New Zealand means being an integral part of an exciting team. We can offer you the opportunity to work with quality clients, talented lawyers, and provide stimulating work. If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for, we want to hear from you.


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