Rainey Collins is a long-established, well-managed law firm with a wide-ranging practice which covers the length and breadth of the country.

We are growing quickly on the back of a reputation for client service and professionalism that is second to none, and are always looking for exceptional professionals to join our busy happy team.

We are located in a prestigious Wellington building with modern offices and extensive harbour and city views, and have a very flexible attitude to employment conditions and lifestyle balance.  There are unlimited opportunities to build a very satisfying legal career with us.

If you are interested in joining our team, please email us at employment@raineycollins.co.nz

Lawyer - Maori Legal - market leading salary ($75,000 minimum plus Kiwisaver) and flexible working options/benefits

We are looking for a solicitor to join our busy, friendly Maori Legal Team at Rainey Collins.

In the business for over 100 years, our well-respected firm assists clients throughout New Zealand and overseas. We have always moved with the times; offering modern, attractive, offices in the CBD, flexible working to suit all team members’ circumstances, and a family-focused work environment.  

We are looking for a lawyer with at least 2 years’ PQE in Waitangi Tribunal work and preferably Legal Aid lead provider status to work primarily in our Maori Legal Team.  We are looking for an applicant with strong verbal and written skills, an excellent academic record, and a focus on delivering clients a high level of service.  Work includes:

  • Considering evidence and drafting legal documents;
  • Drafting and presenting legal submissions;
  • Briefing and leading witnesses;
  • Appearing before the Waitangi Tribunal;
  • Working with government agencies; and
  • Some general litigation and commercial work.

We are committed to very high standards of service to our clients and a balanced lifestyle for all who work with us.  We don’t expect long hours or excessive billings from our people to earn really well, as we start with market-leading salaries comparable with much larger law firms, and tailor each person’s work plan to their particular role and desired work life balance, in which all work is valued.

You’ll be free to take the responsibility, and commensurate personal accountability, to organise performance of your role flexibly to suit your lifestyle interests, family, and other non-work commitments, if you want to.

We guarantee continuous clarity for our people around their roles and our expectations, and provide monthly formal sessions with your supervising partner for feedback and dialogue, as well as having regular opportunities for feedback and discussion with partners and team members.

We walk the talk in caring about our people, and focus on ongoing skills development with interesting and challenging work, very good training and mentoring, and career progression, in a supportive team of colleagues.

Standard benefits include an extra day off on your birthday, income protection insurance, monthly firm lunches, a cell phone, an active social club, and of course the legendary scones baked in-house every Friday!

If you are a team player with a positive attitude who is looking for a job that offers:

  • Excellent career prospects;
  • Challenging work;
  • The opportunity to build strong litigation skills in a specialist area of law;
  • Long-term working relationships with clients;
  • A friendly and supportive team environment;

… then we would like to hear from you.

Remuneration will be offered at a market-leading level, based on experience and demonstrated capabilities, and is regularly reviewed. 

Please apply in the strictest confidence by forwarding your CV together with a copy of your academic transcript and any written references to Peter Johnston, Partner, care of smainprize@raineycollins.co.nz  

Senior Registered Legal Executive - Market leading salary ($80,000 minimum plus Kiwisaver) and flexible working options/benefits

We are looking for a senior registered Legal Executive to join our busy friendly team at Rainey Collins. 

In the business for over 100 years, our well-respected firm assists clients throughout New Zealand and overseas. We have always moved with the times; offering modern, attractive, offices in the CBD, flexible working to suit all team members’ circumstances, and a family-focussed work environment. 

We are looking for a Senior Registered Legal Executive with at least 5 years’ experience to work in our friendly team in providing a broad range of services to our clients, including residential and commercial conveyancing, Trusts, Enduring Powers of Attorney, and Wills & Estate Administration. 

We are committed to very high standards of service to our clients and a balanced lifestyle for all who work with us.  We don’t expect long hours or excessive billings from our people to earn really well, as we start with market-leading salaries comparable with much larger law firms, and tailor each person’s workplan to their particular role and desired work life balance, in which all work is valued.

You’ll be free to take the responsibility, and commensurate personal accountability, to organise performance of your role flexibly to suit your lifestyle interests, family, and other non-work commitments, if you want to.

We guarantee continuous clarity for our people around their roles and our expectations, and provide monthly formal sessions with your supervising partner for feedback and dialogue, as well as having regular opportunities for feedback and discussion with partners and team members.

We walk the talk in caring about our people, and focus on ongoing skills development with interesting and challenging work, very good training and mentoring, and career progression, in a supportive team of colleagues.

Standard benefits include an extra day off on your birthday, income protection insurance, monthly firm lunches, a cell phone, an active social club, and of course the legendary scones baked in-house every Friday!

If you are a team player with a positive attitude who:

  •        Has completed the New Zealand Law Society Legal Executive Qualification;
  •        Applies a high level of excellence to practical problem-solving with sensible solutions;
  •        Is enthusiastic about providing our clients with the highest level of service;
  •        Has the ability to multitask and work independently; and
  •        Has the ability to work in a team environment under pressure and be flexible;

…then we would like to hear from you.

Remuneration will be offered at a market-leading level, based on experience and demonstrated capabilities, and is regularly reviewed. 

Please apply in the strictest confidence by forwarding your CV together with a copy of your any written references, to Claire Tyler, Partner, at ctyler@raineycollins.co.nz.

Property & Private Client Lawyer- Market leading salary ($100,000 minimum plus Kiwisaver) and flexible working options/benefits

We are looking for a property and private client lawyer to join our busy friendly team at Rainey Collins. 

In the business for over 100 years, our well-respected firm assists clients throughout New Zealand and overseas. We have always moved with the times; offering modern, attractive, offices in the CBD, flexible working to suit all team members’ circumstances, and a family-focussed work environment. 

We are looking for a lawyer with at least 4 years’ PQE in the property and private client area to work in our friendly team in providing a broad range of services to our clients, including residential and commercial conveyancing, Trusts, Enduring Powers of Attorney, and Wills & Estate Administration.  Experience with commercial matters would also be beneficial.

We are committed to very high standards of service to our clients and a balanced lifestyle for all who work with us.  We don’t expect long hours or excessive billings from our people to earn really well, as we start with market-leading salaries comparable with much larger law firms, and tailor each person’s workplan to their particular role and desired work life balance, in which all work is valued.

You’ll be free to take the responsibility, and commensurate personal accountability, to organise performance of your role flexibly to suit your lifestyle interests, family, and other non-work commitments, if you want to.

We guarantee continuous clarity for our people around their roles and our expectations, and provide monthly formal sessions with your supervising partner for feedback and dialogue, as well as having regular opportunities for feedback and discussion with partners and team members.

We walk the talk in caring about our people, and focus on ongoing skills development with interesting and challenging work, very good training and mentoring, and career progression, in a supportive team of colleagues.

Standard benefits include an extra day off on your birthday, income protection insurance, monthly firm lunches, a cell phone, an active social club, and of course the legendary scones baked in-house every Friday!

If you are a team player with a positive attitude who:

  • Applies a high level of excellence to practical problem-solving with sensible solutions;
  • Is enthusiastic about providing our clients with the highest level of service; 
  • Has the ability to multitask and work independently; and
  • Also has the ability to work in a team environment and be flexible;

…then we would like to hear from you.

Remuneration will be offered at a market-leading level, based on experience and demonstrated capabilities, and is regularly reviewed. 

Please apply in the strictest confidence by forwarding your CV together with a copy of your academic transcript and any written references, to Claire Tyler, Partner, at ctyler@raineycollins.co.nz.

Junior Lawyer- Māori Legal

Our Litigation Team has a vacancy for a recently admitted junior lawyer to work primarily in our Maori Legal Team. 

We are looking for an applicant with strong verbal and written skills, an excellent academic record, and a focus on delivering clients a high level of service.  Work includes:

  • Considering evidence and drafting legal documents;
  • Drafting and presenting legal submissions;
  • Briefing and leading witnesses;
  • Appearing before the Waitangi Tribunal; and
  • Working with Government agencies.

This is a unique job opportunity in a leading firm that offers:

  • Interesting and challenging work;
  • The opportunity to build strong litigation skills from day one, well beyond what is typically available very early in private practice;
  • Long-term working relationships with clients;
  • A friendly and supportive team environment with great leadership, mentoring;
  • Support for skill development;
  • Ultra-flexible hybrid working; and
  • Excellent career prospects.

As well as working on those specialist legal issues part of the role will involve the successful applicant working on general litigation matters from the wide range of litigation work the firm undertakes as a result of a strong brand and excellent culture developed over 103 years of superb client service.

Remuneration will vary depending on your experience and demonstrated capabilities, and we review at least annually based on performance.

Please apply in the strictest confidence by forwarding your CV together with a copy of your academic transcript and any written references to Peter Johnston, Partner, care of smainprize@raineycollins.co.nz

Litigation Lawyer 0-2 years PQE $60K+

We are looking for a Solicitor to join our busy litigation and dispute resolution team. This position is open to solicitors who have or are eligible for a practicing certificate.

In the business for over 100 years, our well-respected firm assists clients throughout New Zealand and overseas. We have always moved with the times; offering modern, attractive, offices in the CBD, flexible working to suit all team members’ circumstances, and a family-focused work environment.

We are looking for a newly qualified and admitted lawyer with at up to 2 years’ PQE with strong verbal and written skills, an excellent academic record, and a focus on delivering clients a high level of service.

If you are looking for an opportunity that offers:

  • An excellent pathway to a successful career;
  • Varied and interesting clients to work with;
  • Support from a senior Principal in building increasingly strong litigation skills;
  • Long-term working relationships with clients; and
  • A friendly and fun team environment...

...we’d love to discuss the role with you.

Committed to very high standards of service to our clients and a balanced lifestyle for all who work with us, we don’t expect long hours or excessive billings from our people to earn really well.

We start with market-leading salaries comparable with much larger law firms ($60K + starting out solicitor level or higher for more experienced solicitor applicants), and tailor each person’s WorkPlan to their particular role and desired work life balance, in which all work is valued and remuneration regularly reviewed.

You’ll be free to take the responsibility, and commensurate personal accountability, to organise performance of your role flexibly to suit your lifestyle interests, family, and other non-work commitments.

 We guarantee continuous clarity for all team members around their roles and our expectations, and provide monthly formal sessions with your supervising Partner for feedback and dialogue, as well as having regular opportunities for feedback and discussion with Partners and team members.

We walk the talk in caring about our people, and focus on your ongoing skills development with interesting and challenging work, very good training and mentoring, and career progression, in a supportive team of colleagues.

Standard benefits include an extra day off on your birthday, income protection insurance, monthly firm lunches, a cell phone, an active social club, and of course the legendary scones baked in-house every Friday! We are also happy to discuss relocation assistance if required.

Please apply in the strictest confidence by forwarding your CV together with any written references to Alan Knowsley, Partner, care of smainprize@raineycollins.co.nz 

Litigation Lawyer 3+PQE $75-$135K plus Kiwisaver

We are looking for a Solicitor to join our busy litigation and dispute resolution team.

In the business for over 100 years, our well-respected firm assists clients throughout New Zealand and overseas. We have always moved with the times; offering modern, attractive, offices in the CBD, flexible working to suit all team members’ circumstances, and a family-focused work environment. 

We are looking for a lawyer with at least 3 years’ PQE in litigation with strong verbal and written skills, an excellent academic record, and a focus on delivering clients a high level of service. 

If you are looking for an opportunity that offers:

  • An excellent pathway to a successful career;
  • Varied and interesting clients to work with;
  • Support from a senior Principal in building increasingly strong litigation skills;
  • Long-term working relationships with clients; and
  • A friendly and fun team environment...

...we’d love to discuss the role with you.

Committed to very high standards of service to our clients and a balanced lifestyle for all who work with us,  we don’t expect long hours or excessive billings from our people to earn really well.

We start with market-leading salaries comparable with much larger law firms ($75,000-$135,000), and tailor each person’s WorkPlan to their particular role and desired work life balance, in which all work is valued and remuneration regularly reviewed.

You’ll be free to take the responsibility, and commensurate personal accountability, to organise performance of your role flexibly to suit your lifestyle interests, family, and other non-work commitments.

We guarantee continuous clarity for all team members around their roles and our expectations, and provide monthly formal sessions with your supervising Partner for feedback and dialogue, as well as having regular opportunities for feedback and discussion with Partners and team members.

We walk the talk in caring about our people, and focus on your ongoing skills development with interesting and challenging work, very good training and mentoring, and career progression, in a supportive team of colleagues. 

Standard benefits include an extra day off on your birthday, income protection insurance, monthly firm lunches, a cell phone, an active social club, and of course the legendary scones baked in-house every Friday! We are also happy to discuss relocation assistance if required.

Please apply in the strictest confidence by forwarding your CV together with any written references to Alan Knowsley, Partner, care of smainprize@raineycollins.co.nz

Litigation Lawyer - 5+PQE

We are looking for a Litigation Solicitor who has 5+ years PQ experience to join our busy team.

Are you looking for a job that offers:

  • An excellent pathway to a successful career;
  • Varied and interesting clients to work with;
  • Support in building strong litigation skills;
  • Long-term working relationships with clients; and
  • A friendly and fun team environment?

Increasing demand for our services in Litigation has created a vacancy for a qualified lawyer to work in our General Litigation Team. This team covers Employment, Family, Debt Recovery, Education, Construction, Commercial and General Litigation. Experience in all of these areas is not required, as work is allocated within the team and general litigation experience can be applied to many of the other areas.

We are looking for an applicant with strong verbal and written skills and a focus on brilliant service to our clients. 

Work will include:

  • Meeting directly with clients and taking on your own caseload
  • Considering evidence and drafting legal documents
  • Negotiations and mediations
  • Drafting and presenting legal submissions before various Courts and Tribunals
  • Briefing and leading witnesses
  • Cross-examining witnesses

This is a full time position, but we are prepared to be flexible for the right candidate and are happy to discuss part time hours and/or working remotely.

Remuneration offered will vary depending on your experience and demonstrated capabilities, and we review annually, at least, based on performance.

Please forward your CV, together with any written references, in the strictest confidence to Alan Knowsley at aknowsley@raineycollins.co.nz