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Legal staff: Focus on retention or embrace turnover?

Kirsty Spears – It is a little surprising that the employee turnover in the legal profession pretty much matches the national average. Conventional wisdom would have that turnover of professionals would be lower than average and lawyers are no exception, having typically studied for many years, struggled to get that first step on the ladder as a graduate and working in a field that needs engagement and focus to achieve results.

New Zealand Law Shows Continued Gender Disparity at Partner Level

Most staff working at New Zealand law firms can expect to receive a modest pay rise at or above the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and supplemented for some by bonuses dependent on their individual performance, according to research conducted by Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA) and McLeod Duminy.

Women Lawyers Still Lagging, Says ALPMA Survey

Men still rule in the law – we all know it, but once again its confirmed, this time through the research conducted by the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA) and legal recruiters McLeod Duminy.

Gender disparity in law firms at partner level

For a third year the research conducted by Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA) and law firm recruiters McLeod Duminy showed that despite women making up the majority in the legal workforce, men still dominate the top position of partner.

Legal exodus to the provinces

Once it was the bright lights of London or Sydney attracting young lawyers away from jobs in Auckland, New Zealand's legal capital is now facing stiff competition from a slightly unexpected source - the provinces.