Trusts & Asset Planning Solicitor | 1-4 years PQE | Auckland

McLeod Duminy Careers

A genuine leader in trusts and asset planning work for some of New Zealand's wealthiest families.

  • Specialist firm with an excellent reputation
  • First class work and clients
  • A great culture of professional learning and personal development
This is a great opportunity to work directly for an accomplished partner as part of a successful, growing team. The work relates to trusts and asset planning for high net worth individuals and their families, many of whom have worked with the firm across generations.

The client relationship aspect of the work is crucial, and you are encouraged to get to know the families and build those long term, trusting professional relationships. It requires confidence, discretion and polished presentation. Advice is often sought at emotionally charged times and so you need the skills to handle those conversations as well.

Previous experience is not essential, but a background in trusts, estates, private client, asset planning or tax would be great. A genuine interest in specialising in this area is important, as is a long term commitment that reflects those client relationships. The growth of the team and the firm overall means that prospects are good.

The firm understands the importance of investment and have a great cloud-based IT system that allows people to work remotely, and people regularly do. They also do weekly lunchtime sessions that focus on a range of professional development subjects or well being topics. Salaries are competitive and bonuses are willingly paid for contributions that go beyond just fees, including to the overall culture, client care, mentoring and teamwork.

It would be difficult to find a better environment for this type of work. They would like a dedicated, smart junior to join to the team. You will need at least a year's PQE and a good academic foundation. 
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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