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.

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Part-time Legal Secretary

We are looking for a part-time Legal Secretary with a 'can-do' attitude to join our busy Maori Issues Team for 20 hours per week.

We value our friendly team highly, and you will have the personality to work well in our small, close team, and deliver our clients a high level of service.

You will be computer literate and have excellent keyboard skills and telephone manner.  You will need to be able to multi-task and be calm under pressure.  A warm, approachable manner is essential in this position.

Remuneration will vary depending on experience and is reviewed annually at least based on performance.

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

Lawyer - Business & Commercial

We are looking for a solicitor with a minimum of 3-4 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.

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

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, Partner care of smainprize@raineycollins.co.nz.

Lawyer – Maori Legal

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 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

Senior Family Lawyer…Great Work, Remuneration ($100K - $130K), and career opportunity…

Due to our increased levels of work in the Family Law area we are looking for an experienced lawyer to join our growing team. The work will be mainly in the areas of Relationship Property, Contracting Out Agreements and Childcare Arrangements. This work is undertaken for private fee-paying clients.

The successful applicant will have demonstrated their experience and aptitude in representing clients in Court, as well as managing client relationships and files at a high level. Supervision and mentoring of other staff is also an important part of the position, so that they gain the benefits of learning from the professional and senior members of the team.

The position we have is up to a full-time role, but we are very flexible in work arrangements and can accommodate a candidate wanting to work in both an agile environment as well as a more office-based position. This can be either full-time or part-time to suit. 

Commencing remuneration will be in the range of $100K to $130K for a full-time role, and will depend on the skills and experience of the appointee, who will be well organised and have excellent people skills.

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.

If you have the skills, experience, and attitude to succeed in a forward-looking, and acting, firm with a great client base, please send your full CV with references to: Alan Knowsley, Partner care of smainprize@raineycollins.co.nz


If you are a New Zealand Super Gold Card Holder (Australian Senior Cards do not qualify) we will give you a 75% discount off our initial 1 hour consultation fee. 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 or organisational matters).