Job title: Legal Opportunities
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Legal - Law Firm
Expertise: Legal
Skills: relationship property employment litigation trusts property conveyancing wills estates private client
Salary type: Annual
Location: Manawatu/Whanganui
Job published: 15-05-2022
Job ID: 40301

Job Description

Quite often it is hard to know what it will be like to work somewhere else - the town, the people, the upside, and the downside. You can ask others, do some research, imagine, or even dream! However, the best way is to meet the people and experience the genuine warmth this part of New Zealand has to offer.

Niche Recruitment is delighted to exclusively partner with Fitzherbert Rowe, the largest law firm in the Manawatu with offices located in Palmerston North, Levin, Feilding, Dannevirke, and Waipukurau (only 40mins from Hastings). 

The Opportunities

Due to continued growth, the firm is looking to recruit NZ qualified lawyers with ideally, 3+ years’ experience across a broad range of legal practice areas. In particular, the firm is interested in speaking with lawyers who have experience in one, or a combination, of the following areas:

  • General Litigation
  • Relationship Property
  • Property Law and/or Wills, Trusts, Estates
  • Employment Law

Fitzherbert Rowe is flexible around your experience level, so you may be a Solicitor through to a Senior Associate – it doesn’t matter as they would still be interested in speaking with you.  They will also offer relocation assistance to those candidates who are living outside of the Manawatu/Whanganui region; or currently overseas looking to return to NZ in the short to mid-term.

The Firm

Fitzherbert Rowe has a long history of serving their community, with many clients utilising the firm over many generations.  The culture is described as close knit and supportive by those who work there, with a good mix of youth and experience.  You will be joining a team that values its people, where family is important and a great work/life balance can be achieved, all while doing interesting work and developing your legal career. Excellent ongoing professional development and long-term career prospects are offered as well.

Location & Flexible Working

Located in the largest city in the Manawatu, Fitzherbert Rowe’s Palmerston North office is only a two hour drive from Wellington and the Hawke’s Bay, and three hours to New Plymouth.  You may wish to work from this office, or from one of the other offices located in Feilding, Levin, Dannevirke and Waipukurau.  You choose the location which best suits your lifestyle and where you want to live.

Fitzherbert Rowe also supports flexible working arrangements, including part-time and remote working.  The firm is happy to explore how they can make this work for you.


How to apply?

To apply click the "Apply Now" or "I'm Interested" button.  Alternatively, for more information about these roles and a confidential discussion, please call either Lee Scott on 021 224 9847 ( or Jane Temel on 021 499 902 ( quoting Ref: FHR40301

Expressions of interest to be received by Friday, 17 June 2022.

Please note Niche Recruitment has been engaged by Fitzherbert Rowe on an exclusive basis. All direct applications will be forwarded to Niche for consideration as part of the screening process.