We are always on the lookout for hardworking law professionals who enjoy working within a fun, relaxed environment. If you are interested in being a part of the Nicholsons team here in Taranaki, please submit your CV.

Relationship Property / Trust Lawyer

Nicholsons is looking for an experienced Relationship Property/Trust Lawyer to join our progressive team, applicants with 3-6yrs PQE.

The role will require the successful applicant to manage their own Relationship Property practice as well as assisting senior partners in the areas of Trusts, succession planning and asset protection. This work is undertaken for private fee-paying clients.

The successful applicant will be energetic and organised and have the ability to demonstrate their experience and aptitude in these areas. Managing client relationships and files at a high level is also required.

The position is a full-time role, but we are flexible in work arrangements and can accommodate a candidate wanting to create their own unique working model.
Remuneration will be commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Our work environment is professional and friendly, and we work hard to provide our staff with an atmosphere that is both personally and professionally rewarding.
There is a high level of support from the firm’s working partners and ongoing mentoring and training provides an excellent opportunity for career progression within the practice.

Taranaki is an amazing place to live and if you are passionate about the outdoors there is an array of opportunities on your doorstep.

If you have the skills, experience, and attitude to succeed in a forward-thinking firm with a great client base, please send your full CV to our Practice Manager – Leonie Ngeru.

All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Experienced Commercial Lawyers Required

Do you have 4 + years PQE and would like to join an established firm with a portfolio of long-standing clients?

We are looking for full-time experienced Lawyers who seek an opportunity to quickly progress upwards in our firm.

The successful applicant would work for long standing clients of the firm’s commercial transactions division on a varied range of commercial and property matters.

Applicants would be required to work autonomously as well as part of a team, show resilience while working under pressure and be able to quickly develop rapport with our valued clients.

The successful applicant would be under the supervision of our Commercial/Property Partners to ensure a smooth transition for our clients.

New Plymouth itself boasts, extensive tramping trails, great surfing, is a vibrant city passionate about the arts and is truly a magic place to live!

Please email your CV, qualifications, and covering letter to our Practice Manager Leonie Ngeru


All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence


Two Lawyers / One full-time job share role / 3+ PQE

Nicholsons has a unique opportunity available in their long-standing firm in Taranaki.

This modern role would see two experienced Property/Commercial/Trust Lawyers managing an existing Commercial portfolio of clients under the supervision of one of the Commercial Managing Partners.

The combination of communication and technology would be at the forefront of this role.  The successful applicants will be working via a universal calendar and Microsoft ‘Teams’ while rotating in and out of a shared office space.

The successful applicants will have the opportunity to liaise with their managing Partner and shape a working environment that would not only accommodate our busy practice but offer both parties a great deal of flexibility and work life balance.

This position will be incredibly diverse and interesting covering all aspects of property law managing residential/commercial/property files for individuals and small to medium businesses.

To be seriously considered for this role, you will have:

  • Communication and organisational skills
  • Outstanding IT skills
  • An ability to combine logical, analytical, and creative thinking skills to problem solving
  • An attitude of getting things done and recognising that client’s time and money matter
  • The ability to see thebig picture’, consider all implications and give practical common-sense advice that works for the relevant circumstance.
  • To demonstrate that you can work quickly and efficiently without compromising quality
  • A positive teamwork philosophy as working together accomplishes so much more
  • The skills to communicate in both in writing and verbally, with ease and a natural style


If working in an environment where delivering outstanding service which is born from a culture that fosters a ‘one team’ approach appeals, we would like to hear from you.


Please email your CV, qualifications, and covering letter to our Practice Manager Leonie Ngeru


All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence

Experienced Estates Manager

Nicholsons has an exciting opportunity available for a highly experienced person to manage the firm’s estate files. Work will be administered with a high level of attention to detail, and in line with current legislation and the firm’s best practice. The successful candidate must display an exceptional degree of empathy and be able to understand and connect with the estate beneficiaries and executors, while communicating expert legal representation on behalf of the estate. Your professional, mature, and highly organised nature will ensure matters are addressed in a methodical and timely manner.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Administration of existing and new estates
  • Manage and oversee the preparation of High Court probate and other administrative applications
  • Arrange for estate assets and debts to be identified and dealt with in accordance with the terms of the Will
  • Preparation of statements of assets, liabilities and beneficiary distributions

Skills & Experience:

  • Administration experience, preferably in the trustee industry or legal secretarial/executive environment
  • Be self-motivated and have strong computer skills
  • Have excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • A great work ethic, with a desire to always deliver excellence
  • Possess the ability to work autonomously as well as fit in as part of the Nicholsons team

We are looking for someone who is seeking a long-term role and who can build on our existing positive client experience with the full support of the Partners.

Please email your CV, qualifications, and covering letter to our Practice Manager, Leonie Ngeru:


All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.


Senior Office Administrator

Our busy law firm is looking for a Senior Office Administrator with extensive experience in customer service and front of house administration.

Excellent presentation, compassion and resilience are of utmost importance.

No job would be too big or too small for the successful applicant and there will be a wide variety of tasks to perform.

As you will be one of the first points of contact with our clients, you will be responsible for portraying the firm’s image in a confident and professional manner.

An exceptional attitude both in person and on the telephone is crucial.

Duties may include

  • Working on reception
  • Scheduling meetings and appointments
  • Directing clients to meeting rooms
  • Create, oversee, distribute, and file correspondence and documents
  • Monitor and maintain equipment and supplies
  • Research, records management and filing
  • Computer/typing work
  • Dictation
  • Photocopying/scanning
  • General cleaning/tidying duties
  • General errands out of the office as required

Administration officers need to have knowledge of:

  • Software such as Microsoft Office or Excel
  • Website management and database systems
  • Keyboard and computing skills
  • Minute taking and report writing
  • Dictation

Good time management and the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, are essential.

Our best people do not just fit our culture they further it.

Please email your CV, qualifications, and covering letter to our Practice Manager, Leonie Ngeru:


All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.


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