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WRMK Lawyers is Northland’s largest law firm. Based in four offices across the North, we are proud of our reputation of being there for our clients whenever they need us. We believe in the importance of communication and being accessible, and have a strong focus on innovation, performance and excellence.

The work we do here is challenging and rewarding. We work in close knit communities and build strong, lasting (sometimes for generations!) relationships with our clients. We help families and businesses across the North to protect what they’ve worked hard for, and grow it into something even better.

We’re known for our flexible working practices and friendly team environment. If you’d like to enjoy life in the North while your career flourishes, become a part of our team!

Please see our current job openings below.

Junior Litigation Lawyer

In this role, you will be working in our talented litigation team, predominately focusing on Criminal Defence work. In this varied role, you will work closely with, and learn from, our experienced litigation Director. You will consult directly with our clients and become their trusted advisor.

Skills and experience

  • Relevant legal qualification  
  • Litigation/legal experience an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills and able to interact with varied stakeholders 
  • Resilient and able to work under pressure 
  • High attention to detail

What you’ll get

You will be part of a great firm who value our people and are committed to fostering a positive and happy work culture. We also offer coaching, ongoing learning opportunities and career development.


Legal Assistant (Secretary)

We have an opportunity for a superstar Legal Assistant to join our fact-paced firm! In this role, you will be working within our close-knit Business Team, focusing on supporting a broad range of commercial work, including commercial/residential property.

Some duties of this varied role include:

  • Providing secretarial support to your authors 
  • Interacting and building relationships with our clients
  • Document preparation
  • Carrying out all AML/CDD requirements
  • Billing files/WIP
  • Other general administration duties

Skills and experience

  • Experience as a Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant 
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines 
  • Experience with conveyancing 
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work autonomously but also a team player  
  • Excellent communication skills 

What you’ll get

You will be part of a great firm who value our people and are committed to creating a positive and happy work culture. We also offer ongoing learning opportunities and career development.


Commercial and Asset Planning Lawyer

In this role, you will be working across our talented Commercial and Asset Planning teams, predominately focusing on a broad range of commercial and business work, including commercial property. In this varied role, you will also be involved in asset planning. You will consult directly with our valued clients and become their trusted advisor.

Skills and experience

  • Experience in commercial and business law
  • Experience in asset planning an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills and can present confidently to clients

What you’ll get

You will be part of a great firm who value our people and are committed to creating a positive and happy work culture. We offer ongoing learning opportunities and career development. This role is a great opportunity to build a strong career while enjoying work-life balance in the sunny North.


Legal Executive/Lawyer

We are looking for an experienced Legal Executive or lawyer, with a keen interest in Property. In this Kerikeri-based role, you will be working within our close-knit team, yet be supported by the wider WRMK network. This is a varied generalist role, with a focus on property given the nature of the province. You will consult directly with our valued clients and become their trusted advisor.

Skills and experience

  • Junior/intermediate/senior legal or legal executive experience
  • Experience with conveyancing a plus
  • Excellent communication skills and can present confidently to clients

What you’ll get

You will be part of a great firm who value our people and are committed to creating a positive and happy work culture. We also offer ongoing learning opportunities and career development.

Strong workplace culture

We have a non-hierarchical culture, led by a strong leadership team. Everyone in our firm is clear on “the way we do things here” and our leaders model the behaviours we expect from all of our people.

We believe a constructive, inclusive and achievement focussed culture delivers great experiences for our people, and drives our business success over the long term.

We are proud that our people choose to stay with us.

Real work for real life

Our work tangibly makes a difference in our clients’ day-to-day lives. We work for real people, in both personal and commercial contexts, rather than distant, no-face corporations.

We help our clients through major life events – buying and selling property, building businesses, forming or separating relationships, deaths – and we have the opportunity to make a real difference to our clients’ experiences of these events. Our people build strong, lasting relationships with our clients and the work is rewarding.

Flexibility and wellbeing

When it comes to flexibility, we understand that one size doesn’t fit all, which is why 40% of our people work flexibly.

Our flexible working programme enables us to work in ways that supports our lifestyle to help us balance our career with the other important things in life.

Our firm is committed to supporting the physical and mental wellbeing of our people, including funding mental wellbeing initiatives for all staff, leadership development, staff sport and community events, social events and more.

Live and work in the North

Whether they’ve grown up in the North and never want to leave, returned home after experiencing the big smoke, or escaped the rat race, our people all love living in the North! Work-life balance is key at our firm. We know how to work hard – but we have fun doing it too.

Our flexible working programme enables us to work in ways that supports our lifestyle to help us balance our career with the other important things in life.

We don’t just hire people, we nurture them. WRMK is a strong believer in fostering our internal talent. We help our people move between teams, develop into new roles or experience secondments in our other offices to ensure everyone continues to thrive at work.  

As the largest firm in the North, we are big enough to generate challenging work and provide internal progression opportunities, but small enough that we have the luxury of accelerating our peoples’ careers faster given the scope and breadth of the work and clients they are exposed to early on.

There are always seminars, learning lunches, training and development opportunities available for our people.

There are plenty of benefits on offer, such as free personal legal work, income protection insurance cover, paid study leave, banking packages, discounted health insurance and other wellbeing benefits.

We have fun and enjoy social activities together, including Friday night drinks, mid-year/end of year functions and children/grandchildren of staff events.

CONTACT BUSINESS SERVICES

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Hayley Weber

General Manager

Office: Whangarei

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Amanda Lenihan

Office Manager

Office: Whangarei

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Michelle North

HR Manager

Office: Whangarei

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Melanie Pook

Marketing & Communications Manager

Office: Whangarei

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