New Zealand Law Society - Commercial & Private Client Lawyer – Bay of Plenty

Commercial & Private Client Lawyer – Bay of Plenty

Bringing a trusted advisor approach to client needs!

  • Boutique practice in the stunning Eastern Bay of Plenty
  • A move away from the traditional, taking a personalised approach to client solutions
  • Team collaboration, not individual targets or KPI’s

At Everest, we are all about people. We work with our clients and candidates to build great relationships so we can match the right person to the right role.

Here’s our latest opportunity!

About Apogee Legal

What’s your “apogee”?

Apogee Legal is an award-winning legal firm based in Whakatāne, passionate about helping client’s reach their personal and business goals – or apogee.  Established in 2019, the first new legal practice in a decade, it has been embraced by the community and is growing fast to support the exciting opportunities being created in the region. By taking a true customer-centric approach, they really get to know their clients, providing holistic advice and legal support, individualised to every stage of personal or business life.

Proud to be the winner of Best Emerging Business at the 2021 Horizon Energy Group Business Excellence Awards.


“At Apogee Legal we value getting the most out of life – whether it’s at work for our clients or at home. Although we pull together when needed, we don’t believe long hours or stress should be a necessity in building an exciting legal career. With us you’ll find the work-life balance, with flexible working arrangements, means you can truly make the most of living in this beautiful part of Aotearoa.”

About the role

This role is more than just ensuring legal documents are in place. By getting to know your clients and understanding their real needs, you will provide advice, insights and tools to ensure their goals and ambitions are met – now and on their continued journey of life. With the strengths of the team around you, you will collaborate to ensure the highest level of service is provided, sharing in clients’ success.

With this being a small, but growing firm, you will be involved in a variety of interesting work. You will also have the opportunity to carve out your own career pathway and develop niche areas of practice to meet the evolving needs of the community.

Skills and experience

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 3+ years PQE in general legal practice – ideally with a property, personal, commercial or agri-business bias
  • The ability to forge customer relationships as both a technical expert and a trusted friend
  • Exceptional communication and organisational skills to flex and adapt to changing client needs

Above all, we’re looking for someone with a collaborative and team approach, a good sense of humour, a passion for their community, who can make the magic work for our clients.

If this sounds like your next career move, don’t delay – apply now! 

How do I apply?

Please visit our website - Everest People.

For a confidential conversation, please contact Helen Dale on 027 267 9725.


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