Wynn Williams is a well-established and highly regarded law firm with offices in Christchurch and Auckland providing advice to a wide range of businesses and private clients across New Zealand and internationally. 

We currently have a number of vacancies  - the firm is busy with plenty of work and there is an optimistic outlook into the future.  We have a national presence and excellent infrastructure and support services across offices.  We are involved in some significant pieces of work throughout New Zealand. The culture is open and approachable with an easy style to work in.

We offer a top salary, excellent training and a great working environment including a new Christchurch CBD office. We are interested in where you want to go and what you have to offer and are committed to working with you so that you can achieve the best outcome. We are winners of the 2017 NZ Law Awards Employers of Choice.

We are very open-minded as to where you might currently be. Whilst we like to see people in the office as much as possible, our IT systems and flexible attitude to working arrangements makes it possible for lawyers to work remotely when the need arises.  As a firm we have embraced the digital age and provide a work environment to suit. 

To us, people matter. We look for the best candidates to join our team regardless of culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political views or physical capability. Our strength is our people - join the team.

If you have any queries about the opportunities offered by us, please contact Matthew Jones, our Chief Operating Officer.

Interested in joining our Graduate and Summer Clerk Program? Visit graduates.wynnwilliams.co.nz and learn more about us. 

Experienced Employment Lawyer

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a recognised and highly respected employment team.
Wynn Williams is looking for an experienced employment lawyer with at least three years-experience in employment law to join our internationally recognised Dispute Resolution team. Led by nine highly respected partners, the Dispute Resolution team is recognised by Chambers and Legal 500.
Our specialist employment team offers the full spectrum of work across a diverse range of clients and industries. This is a high performing team with a busy workload. We are looking for someone who has both the technical and personal skills to support our clients through what are often exceptionally challenging matters. Negotiation and mediation skills will be well used in this role, as well as problem solving and strategic thinking.
You will enjoy the independence of leading matters with the support of other senior members of the team. If you have a particular penchant for business development, you will be well supported in opening-up conversations, and in presenting the Wynn Williams story in a compelling and relevant way.
We offer flexible working arrangements and a collaborative environment, together with a great salary package commensurate with your experience.
This role is a full-time position, however where appropriate our staff have the flexibility to work remotely from time to time. Commencement date is negotiable.

Registered Legal Executive

This opportunity would suit a legal executive with experience in property who can confidently run files independently.
We offer high quality and challenging work.  We are seeking a self-starting motivated team player who likes to learn and be challenged.  Your work will be predominantly on property files. We are looking for a person with:
  • Strong technical legal skills
  • Good client service and strong interpersonal skills
  • The motivation to work autonomously on files and with clients
The work style of the team is supportive with a strong focus on communication, development and mentoring team members. You will work directly with the partners in this team but also with other partners from around the firm.
Our private client team is busy and growing with large urban and rural client bases.  We have a national presence and you’ll be working with clients throughout the country. 
To apply for this role click here.  To speak to someone about this role please contact Matthew Jones, COO, on +64 3 379 7622 or by email to matthew.jones@wynnwilliams.co.nz

Senior Associate | Corporate M&A | Auckland-based

This is an outstanding Auckland-based opportunity for a dynamic lawyer to join our highly regarded Corporate Advisory Team, at Senior Associate level.  As a high performing team, we are looking for someone to join us who has the technical and personal skills, and drive, to add value in support of our clients’ ongoing success.

Led by four partners, the Auckland team advises market leading private equity, corporate and private clients on complex national and international transactions. You will be an integral part of our team working on M&A transactions, private equity investments and a broad range of other corporate and commercial matters.

The team is also recommended as a Leading Firm for Corporate, and Mergers & Acquisitions by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 and Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021
The successful applicant will have:
  • 4 - 8 years’ PQE experience
  • Significant and proven experience across a range of corporate transactions including M&A and private equity
  • The ability to engage with clients in a confident way
You will enjoy the independence of leading matters and if you have a particular desire for business development, you will be well supported in opening-up conversations, and in presenting Wynn Williams in a professional and relevant way.

Our team is hardworking, but we appreciate balance, and we also know how to have fun.
Wynn Williams offers flexible working arrangements and a collaborative and stimulating environment, together with a competitive salary package commensurate with your experience. We are invested in the success of our people, and will provide training, coaching and career development aligned to your goals.

Please contact Matthew Jones on +64 3 379 7622 for further information, or submit your application by email to matthew.jones@wynnwilliams.co.nz

General Application Enquiries

Wynn Williams is accepting general applications for consideration. If you feel your skills are a good match for our company, please send your covering letter along with your CV to us.

Click on the button below for the application form or contact Matthew Jones, our Chief Operating Officer. 
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