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Govett Quilliam
1 Dawson Street
Private Bag 2013
DX NP90056
New Plymouth Central
New Plymouth 4342  

Phone (06) 768-3700
Fax (06) 768-3701
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We are one of the most innovative and progressive law firms in Taranaki. 


We offer an enviable environment of quality work, modern technology, and seaside offices,  together with a supportive and skilled team.  We strive to maintain a positive overall firm culture, which enables us to consistently deliver quality service. Some of the ways in which we achieve this include:

  • We encourage a healthy work/life balance in a city that offers an unbeatable lifestyle (five minutes to the beach and thirty minutes to the mountain).
  • We recognise that in our industry it is the people that count.
  • We are committed to helping employees reach their full potential through on-going training and professional development.
  • We provide challenging opportunities in different areas of law which will motivate you to excel.
  • We are enormously proud of our history, our staff and our firm culture - we have a consistent and stable staff. Our staff, partners, and clients span generations.  


At Govett Quilliam, we are always keen to hear from talented people interested in joining our team, whether or not we have current vacancies.  If you are a lawyer, law graduate, legal executive or a legal support person and believe you have the necessary attributes to join us, we would be interested in hearing from you. 

Please contact our Key Services Manager Peter Rothwell, to register your expression of interest. His full contact details can be viewed by clicking here



Our Investment in You

There are a wide range of benefits that support you in your professional careers and help you enjoy your wider lives.


  • Committed to our Equal Opportunity Policy
  • CPD enshrined in our Review process
  • Orientation program catering to the individual
  • Ongoing program to enhance your skills and ensure you can develop your expertise to the highest level
  • Study support for designated courses pertinent to your position
  • Paid membership and professional fees for approved entities


  • Specified legal support for staff and families
  • Personal credit cards for marketing, client development, and reimbursement of personal expenses
  • Preferential treatment with home loans and some other banking services via GQ’s Trust banker
  • Dry cleaning service - Cell phones and generous plan provided to all producers
  • Substantial discounts to many major firms via our Partner Sponsor status with Taranaki Chamber of Commerce


  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Onsite therapeutic massage service
  • Generous sick leave
  • Drinks in the Boardroom each Friday at 5 pm for all
  • Assist you to join Southern Cross Medical Insurance


  • Flexibility of working hours negotiated with supervising partners
  • Loyalty recognition and celebration of milestones
  • Free car parking close by or low-cost next door
  • Remote access to all work



Intermediate Lawyer – Commercial/Corporate

Led by an excellent Senior Partner this is a new position and a fantastic opportunity to progress your legal career. This is a chance to work alongside clients, a chance to use your project management skills and to help corporate clients achieve their strategic goals.

Govett Quilliam has a strong presence nationally working together with some well-known and respected organisations. The work that you will be involved in will be interesting, varied, and give you enough challenge to develop your legal expertise to a high level.

You will be involved in:

  • Negotiation and drafting all types of commercial transitions
  • Acquisitions and divestments
  • National infrastructure projects
  • Business planning
  • Company law including constitutions and shareholders agreements
  • Financing
  • Potential secondments to national and multinational companies

Strong client relationships are essential and one of the foundations of the success of Govett Quilliam. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile for each and every client. If offering real value to clients is something you are passionate about, this is the role for you.

We are looking for a commercial lawyer with 3 to 5+ PQE. You will be able to articulate yourself well and be a networking enthusiast. Attention to detail is paramount for this role, as well as being able to provide excellent client services in a proactive manner.

If you are seeking a new adventure and want to work with a dedicated team in a fun, fast-paced environment, we want to hear from you!


Senior Lawyer – Private Client Services

We have an exciting new role at Govett Quilliam for an experienced, forward thinking Lawyer. We are looking for someone who is passionate about people, improving systems and procedures and someone who challenges the norm. This person will lead a vibrant team so having a commitment to developing people is essential for success

The successful applicant will have 7+ PQE, a sound knowledge of private client requirements and have a prominent role in the following:

  • Conveyancing
  • Property law
  • Trust law
  • Wills and Estates
  • Elder Law
  • Banking and Finance
  • Asset Protection

as well as have these traits:

  • A focus on innovation
  • Dynamic networker and relationship builder
  • Extensive leadership skills
  • Proven project management skills
  • Excellent client management experience
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as within a team
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability
  • Ability to identify and follow through with opportunities for change and improvement

If you are seeking a new adventure and want to work with a dedicated team in a fun, fast-paced environment, we want to hear from you!


What we can offer you:

Competitive salary rate (reflective of abilities, qualifications, and experience), a friendly, reliable and highly skilled team of people to work with and a culture of quality and excellence, work life balance

Contact Kate Bridgeman via with your covering letter and CV or for a confidential discussion phone Kate via 022 691 2192.