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Our Expertise

High quality recruitment consultancy for the

New Zealand legal industry


The legal sector is a constantly evolving, dynamic eco-system of highly capable people doing clever, important work - and we love being part of it.

Our expertise is stationed at the intersection between skills and opportunity. We elevate the best features of the jobs we work on and the clients we represent.

We recruit broadly for professionals - law firms, in-house legal, legal support and risk & compliance. We recruit at all levels of business from recently qualified to Partner and General Counsel level.

More detail can be found by clicking on the boxes below.

  • Law Firms - Professional

    Law Firms - Professional

    We have deep experience recruiting professional staff for law firms right across the country. While our offices are based in Auckland, we work with clients on opportunities up and down New Zealand covering all major centres and regional areas. We are constantly expanding and maintaining our active and passive candidate networks to ensure we offer an accurate, efficient and timely response to our clients requirements. The roles we recruit for and the practice areas we cover are as follows:SolicitorSenior SolicitorAssociateSenior AssociateSpecial Counsel / Principal Partner

  • In -  House Legal

    In - House Legal

    We have a strong track record in assisting Corporate clients and local government departments to build successful in-house legal teams. Our clients come from a range of industry sectors - from the property and infrastructure sector, fintech and financial services organisations, to insurance companies and public sector organisations. Whether you are looking to make the transition from private practice to an in-house legal role, or are looking for your next in-house role, we recruit for the following types of positions:Legal ExecutivesLegal CounselSenior Legal CounselGeneral CounselHead of Legal Company Secretarial

  • Law Firms - Legal Support

    Law Firms - Legal Support

    Legal support staff are integral to the smooth operation and efficiency of any team within a firm or organisation. We understand the importance of finding the right people to enhance your team and, equally, assist legal support staff into environments they will enjoy and have a pathway to advance their careers from. Some of the roles we can assist with include:ReceptionistsOffice Administrators or Office ManagersLegal SecretariesLegal ExecutivesTrust AccountantsHR positionsPractice ManagersAML Compliance OfficersParalegals

  • Risk & Compliance

    Risk & Compliance

    The Risk and Compliance fields are rapidly evolving to keep up with growing economies and exponentially increasing technology solutions. We understand how crucial it is for a business to manage Risk and implement a Compliance framework that is not only mandatory, but can be used as a competitive advantage to those businesses that do this well. We partner with various institutions in the banking, insurance, wealth management, property management, foreign exchange markets and consulting industries to connect them with specialised Risk and Compliance talent in the market. We assist businesses in sourcing:Compliance OfficersCompliance AnalystsRisk ManagersLegal & Compliance ManagersRegulatory Affairs ManagersCorporate Governance Managers

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The CoLegal team are made up of highly capable, qualified recruitment professionals who can help guide you confidently through your recruitment experience. Get in touch today to learn more.

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