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

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.

Litigation Lawyer - 3+PQE

We are looking for a Litigation Solicitor who has 3+ 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.

Lawyer - Maori Issues

Our Maori Legal Team has a solicitor position available.  

Are you 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; and
  • A friendly and supportive team environment?

Growth of interesting work in our Litigation Team has created a vacancy for a qualified lawyer with at least 2 years’ experience 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.

Remuneration will vary depending on your experience and demonstrated capabilities and we review at least 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

Junior Lawyer - Maori Legal

Our Maori Legal Team has a solicitor position available.  Are you 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; and
  • A friendly and supportive team environment?

Growth of interesting work in our Litigation Team has created a vacancy for a qualified 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;
  • Working with government agencies; and
  • Some general litigation and commercial work.

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

Senior Legal Executive – Rainey Collins, Wellington

We are looking for a Registered Legal Executive with at least 8 years’ experience to join our busy team.

You will be providing a broad range of services to our clients, including the sale and purchase of residential and commercial property, leasing, and commercial advice.  Expertise in Trusts, Enduring Powers of Attorney, and Wills would be an advantage.

If you are a self-starter who:

  • Has completed the New Zealand Law Society Legal Executive Qualification and preferably is a Fellow of the NZILE;
  • Applies a high level of excellence to practical problem-solving with sensible solutions (with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy);
  • Is enthusiastic about providing our clients with the highest level of service;
  • The ability to multitask and work independently; and
  • Has the ability to work in a fully-co-operative team environment under pressure, multi-task and be flexible;

…then we would like to hear from you.

We have modern, attractive, offices on The Terrace, and assist clients throughout New Zealand.  We are committed to very high standards of service to our clients and a balanced lifestyle for all who work with us.

This is an opportunity to join a firm that offers interesting and challenging work, and a supportive team of colleagues. 

Remuneration will be offered to at least the market rate, depending on your experience, demonstrated capabilities, and what you bring to our workplace.

Please forward your CV, together with any written references, in the strictest confidence to Claire Tyler at ctyler@raineycollins.co.nz.

Business, Property & Commercial Lawyer

We have a commercial solicitor position available in our Business & Personal Legal Services team.

We are looking for a solicitor with a minimum of 4-5 years post admission experience in the business and commercial area including experience drafting and advising on contracts, terms of trade, shareholders agreements, structuring, constitutions and advising not-for-profits on structuring, set up, interpretation and governance issues.  Experience in Property and Trusts would also be beneficial to be able to provide assistance to the firm’s diverse client base.

If you are a self-starter with excellent communication skills, and a practical problem solver with sensible solutions, enthusiastic about providing our clients with a high level of service, we would like to hear from you.

Our work environment is professional and friendly, and our staff find the environment very rewarding, both professionally and personally. We have modern, high-quality, offices located in the Wellington CBD with exceptional views of the harbour and city. 

Our way of organising individual work plans provides high levels of support and ongoing mentoring and training to all, and provides ample time for your career development as a professional.

Remuneration will be based on your experience and demonstrated capabilities.  

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 at ctyler@raineycollins.co.nz.


Gender Equality
Super Gold Card 

If you are a New Zealand Super Gold Card Holder (Australian Senior Cards do not qualify) we will give you a 75% discount off the fee for one of our set fee 1 hour initial consultations. We will also give you a 17.5% discount off the first matter we handle for you and then 12.5% off any subsequent matters for you.  These discounts relate to your personal matters only (i.e. not business, trust or organisational matters or the sale and purchase of investment properties).

To receive the discount please let us know if you are a New Zealand Super Gold Card Holder.