Corporate Commercial Lawyer | 5-8 years PQE |

McLeod Duminy Careers

Excellent opportunity with a genuine commercial boutique, based in Auckland. Mixed advisory and transactional work.

  • Broad corporate commercial role
  • Room at the top for someone with ambition
  • Looking for something a little bit different?
This firm was set up almost twenty years ago by partners from top tier firms, looking to do things a little differently. Since then they have gone from 6 people to over 20 and created a unique work environment with less emphasis on personal budgets and billing targets.  The aim is to create a cooperative rather than a competitive approach to the work. 

The Commercial team reflects the rest of the firm in working with a range of clients described at 'SME upwards'. They also have a handful of very wealthy individuals they work for, with the common factor being an entrepreneurial feel to their commercial ventures. There is a core of interesting M&A work, but with a variety of broader commercial issues as well, ensuring plenty of variety. They also don't tend to work in strict silos, meaning you could have the opportunity to touch on different related areas of practice. Something it's rare to find in a larger firm.

The current opportunity would suit someone with good M&A experience and a fledgling practice of their own. Perhaps you are not seeing a path to progression where you are and are impatient to progress.

The work environment is described as pleasant and positive, with plenty of energy coming from the group of junior lawyers. Hours aren't typically long and there is some flexibility around start time. You will be treated as a grown up and be expected to behave accordingly. 

All discussions will be completely confidential.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Kirsty Spears on 027 458 9888 or email

McLeod Duminy Careers is a specialist legal recruitment firm and so we understand that being a lawyer is a career and not just a job. We believe in the power of listening so that we can work with you on reaching your short, medium and long-term career goals.

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