We are interested in people.

Our team works hard, but the people and the working environment at Cavell Leitch are the best the industry has to offer. The work is challenging but enjoyable and the opportunity to grow your career is in your hands.

If you are going to spend a large amount of your life working you may as well work in an award winning firm that is vibrant, committed to growth and rewarding.  

It you would like to make a difference then we look forward to hearing from you.

Judith Martin is a Legal Secretary in our Business team Tim Stevens is a Senior Associate in our Property team Caroline Mason is a Senior Solicitor in our Property team Penny Henderson is a Partner in our Relationships (Family) team Jude Cheal is a Legal Secretary in our Property team Lisa Howearth is a Legal Secretary in our Employment team

Positions Vacant

Property/Business (Queenstown)


Thanks to on-going expansion of the practice, we have a vacancy for a 3-5 year PQE solicitor for our Queenstown team, based in our fantastic central Queenstown offices. Be at the centre of the action in an expanding legal practice in one of the most breathtaking areas of the country - Queenstown, on the shore of Lake Wakatipu, set against the dramatic Southern Alps. The surrounding Central Otago region is known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards, and for adventure sports. In winter, there's backcountry skiing and the country's highest vertical drops. Summer brings paragliding, mountain biking and bungee-jumping. Work with an array of interesting clients and enjoy a fantastic lifestyle as well.

Known for outstanding client service and its exceptional culture, Cavell Leitch is an award-winning and strongly positioned law firm, which acts for clients both New Zealand wide and around the globe.

This role is best suited to an enthusiastic solicitor with a passion for residential and commercial property conveyancing and the ability to work in a fast-paced transactional environment. All the better if you also have an interest in business law and being mentored by some of the best legal minds in the South Island. Working as a core part of the Queenstown team, you will have a central focus on providing great client service. You will also be a very strong team player – being able to provide an exceptional conveyancing service to clients, as well as working hard/playing hard with the wider Queenstown team, along the way.

Your experience of managing and processing a range of sale and purchase transactions, including an excellent knowledge of edealing will be invaluable. Experience of working with standard banking, trust and company structure documents will give you a strong foundation for the role. You will be a great communicator with excellent interpersonal skills to employ to the best advantage in the team, managing priorities and deadlines effortlessly. You are highly self-motivated, and you wish to drive your learning & development, taking advantage of the varied CPD opportunities, which Cavell Leitch provides.

You have strong people skills, and a real focus on generating a great team spirit. You are comfortable with and have an empathetic approach to dealing with a wide range of clients, and to meeting their needs time-efficiently and cost-effectively. Good computer skills would help, as would knowledge of Infinity and the ability to create precedents will be of distinct advantage (but we don't expect an IT expert). Having a good sense of humour and being relatable to your team mates during usually busy work days will also help you to become a core part of the Queenstown team.

In return, you have the opportunity to build a long-term career with our fantastic Queenstown Team with one of the South Island's leading law practices. Cavell Leitch has a positive and supportive culture and offers a modern and collaborative environment, combined with a strong social scene and wider community engagement/involvement.

If you require more information about the firm, please visit our website:

If you wish to find out more about the opportunity or you wish to submit your application, including a covering letter and Curriculum Vitae please contact Lorna Hayward, People and Service Manager on or for more information call Steven Brent, Queenstown Partner on: 03 335 3472.

To be successful in this role you must the have the right to live and work in New Zealand through permanent residency or citizenship.

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