Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Introduction

At Govett Quilliam, we are always keen to hear from talented people interested in joining our team. Whether or not we have current vacancies below, get in touch. We're a busy place and opportunities always exist.

If you are a lawyer, law graduate, legal executive or a legal support person and believe you have the necessary attributes to join us, we would be interested in hearing from you.

Please contact our HR Coordinator, Kirsten Dawson.
Kirsten.Dawson@gqlaw.nz

Intermediate Lawyer

Elder Law Team


Govett Quilliam is one of Taranaki’s most trusted law firms with a strong brand and exceptional people.
 
Led by an excellent Senior Partner, this is a fantastic opportunity to progress your legal career in a flexible work environment. The work that you will be involved in will be interesting, varied and give you enough challenge to build on your legal expertise.

Strong client relationships are essential and one of the foundations of the success of Govett Quilliam. If going the extra mile, compassion and offering real value to clients is something that you are passionate about, this is the role for you.
 
We believe that delivering a superior service starts with an excellent team culture and we prioritise making GQ the best place to practise law.
 
  • We promote a healthy work-life balance
  • We are committed to helping our team continuously improve through training and exposure to high quality and varied work
  • We collaborate across teams and projects and leverage the skills and experience of each other
  • We are actively working towards modern offices that are technology enabled and community connected by September 2019
We are looking for a lawyer with 4 to 5+ PQE. You may wish to work part time around family commitments. You will be able to articulate yourself well with a diverse range of clients. Attention to detail is paramount for this role, as well as being able to provide excellent client services in a proactive manner.
 
If you would like to join the GQ experience, please submit your CV to our HR Coordinator kirsten.dawson@gqlaw.nz
 
Graduate - Family

Family Team


Govett Quilliam is one of Taranaki’s most trusted law firms with a strong brand and exceptional people.
 
We have an exciting opportunity for a graduate to join our highly regarded Family team in 2019.  With an incredibly motivated, supportive, diverse and experienced team working alongside you, you will be in a prime position to launch your career. 
 
We believe that delivering a superior service starts with an excellent team culture and we prioritise making GQ the best place to practise law.
 
  • We promote a healthy work-life balance
  • We are committed to helping our team continuously improve through training and exposure to high quality and varied work
  • We collaborate across teams and projects and leverage the skills and experience of each other
  • We are actively working towards modern offices that are technology enabled and community connected by September 2019
If you would like to join the GQ experience, please submit your CV to our HR Coordinator kirsten.dawson@gqlaw.nz
 
Graduate - Corporate / Commercial

Corporate / Commercial Team


Govett Quilliam is one of Taranaki’s most trusted law firms with a strong brand and exceptional people.
 
We have an exciting opportunity for a graduate to join our highly regarded corporate / commercial team.  With an incredibly motivated, supportive, diverse and experienced team working alongside you, you will be in a prime position to launch your career. 
 
We believe that delivering a superior service starts with an excellent team culture and we prioritise making GQ the best place to practise law.
 
  • We promote a healthy work-life balance
  • We are committed to helping our team continuously improve through training and exposure to high quality and varied work
  • We collaborate across teams and projects and leverage the skills and experience of each other
  • We are actively working towards modern offices that are technology enabled and community connected by September 2019
If you would like to join the GQ experience, please submit your CV to our HR Coordinator kirsten.dawson@gqlaw.nz
 
Graduates

2018-2019



If you are in your final year or have recently graduated and are interested in a permanent position at GQ, we would love to hear from you.  Please send through your CV to our HR Coordinator.
Summer Clerks

2018-2019


We are always keen to nurture new talent and are pleased to be able to offer Summer Clerk roles. 
 
Ideally, you should already have completed your second or third year studying Law and be available for a period of 1-3 months, starting in December.  You will have the opportunity to work within a dynamic, forward-thinking team, carrying out research and supporting lawyers in their day-to-day work.
 
Applications have now closed for our Summer Clerk positions for 2018/2019.

If you are interested in a Summer Clerk position for 2019/2020, please send your CV to our HR Coordinator by 31 July 2019.  Interviews will be held in August and appointments made by 31 August.
 
Work Experience

2018-2019


We offer work experience to High School students who have an in interest in working in law and who would like a taste of being a legal professional before embarking on the next stage of their education.

If would like to express an interest in a half-day (unpaid) placement with GQ during the school holidays, please contact our HR Coordinator, specifying any particular areas of law that are of interest to you.
 
For Term 1 holidays – by end of February
For Term 2 holidays – by end of May
For Term 3 holidays – by end of July
 

Our Core Values - What we Live by!

Embody Excellence

We strive to deliver the best advice, service and experience.

We embrace excellence in everything that we do. 
 

Relationships First

Community connection, care and contribution.

We value and nurture authentic relationships.

Build Trust

We are trustworthy, honest and passionate.

We are real people who are committed to acting always in our client's best interests.

Live and Work Well

Empowerment, enjoyment and engagement.

We encourage and empower each other to make the most of opportunities and enjoy the experience. 

Champion Innovation

Progressive and professional.

We are forward thinking and future focused.

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