One of our primary aims at McLeod Duminy Careers is to offer as many opportunities as possible to our candidates. In order to do that we deal with roles up and down the country, and find that a move to the regions has an increasing appeal as our larger cities become busier and more expensive.
It is an undeniable fact that Auckland still offers the highest number and most diverse range of roles for qualified lawyers. It arguably also continues to offer some of the best quality work as the commercial and economic capital of the country. Having said that, the public sector and government angle in Wellington throws up unique matters of national significance, as well as projects that cannot be bettered anywhere else. Christchurch has also seen some challenging work come out of the earthquakes and comments from candidates suggest the work is as good as anywhere, with the need for first principles to be applied to deal with the unprecedented circumstances the Canterbury region has faced.
With the make-up of New Zealand’s economy dominated by primary industries, exports and small businesses there is still plenty of good work to be had outside those main centres. We have seen strong demand for good lawyers in Tauranga, Hamilton, Dunedin and Queenstown in particular. Our clients also tell us about the challenges of finding good, committed lawyers for their practices across smaller towns up and down the North and South Islands.
We understand that a regional move is often motivated by family and lifestyle factors so if you would like to explore opportunities anywhere in beautiful Aotearoa please contact us.