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Our Agency

High quality recruitment consultancy for the

New Zealand legal industry

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WHO WE ARE

The CoLegal brand is newly established in 2021 but our New Zealand legal recruitment business story began in 2016 as part of Cobalt Recruitment, a multinational recruitment brand specialising in legal, property and finance recruitment across 13 countries.


Our Mission


We are fully committed to providing the best specialist legal recruitment consultancy service available in New Zealand.


Our Focus


Auckland based but with a national and international reach we recruit legal professional and legal support roles at all levels of business for private practice and in-house positions.

WE ARE DIFFERENT

  • We never stop listening to the market

    We are deeply networked but never stop networking to make sure our market touchpoints are as broad and as relevant as possible. We don’t use sales tactics, scripts or formulas, we build authentic relationships established on trust, respect and shared understanding of one another.

  • The market is constantly evolving and so are we

    We are highly self-aware and constantly ask questions of ourselves and our approach - we never get complacent and are always looking to sharpen our skills.

  • We hold ourselves to high standards

    At CoLegal you can count on expert advice from recruiters who excel at what they do. That’s our bottom-line commitment to you.

  • We never stop listening to the market
  • The market is constantly evolving and so are we
  • We hold ourselves to high standards
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Our timeline

  • 2009

  • 2016

  • 2020

  • 2021

  • 2009

    Cobalt opens its first New Zealand office in Auckland

    CoLegal has it origins as Cobalt Recruitment which first opened a New Zealand office in 2009 where it specialised in property, infrastructure and professional services recruitment.

  • 2016

    The business diversified in to legal recruitment

    We took our first steps towards becoming a fully fledged legal recruitment specialist with the hire of a specialist consultant in our Christchurch office. We focused initially on recruiting professional and legal support staff for law firms where we quickly established a track record for delivering results. In 2017 Anand Ranchhod joined the business to spearhead the legal recruitment division for Cobalt.

  • 2020

    The New Zealand business becomes locally owned

    After eleven years with it's UK parent group the New Zealand business became a locally owned and operated entity. This was the beginning of a re-think in how we delivered our specialist recruitment service to our client and candidate markets which resulted in the legal division separating out to form it's own stand alone recruitment brand.

  • 2021

    Out with the old, in with the new, CoLegal is launched!

    In June 2021 we retired the Cobalt brand and launched two new specialist recruitment brands, CoLegal was launched as a pure play specialist legal recruitment brand.