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FLUID LEGAL ARE

Your Expert Legal Search Partner

 

Fluid connects the sharpest legal talent with the best law firms and legal teams across New Zealand. We understand the challenges our clients face with succession planning and sourcing of talented individuals.

 

We collaborate with a range of top-tier, mid-tier and boutique firms, as well as in-house teams, in the main centres and across the regions. Our consultants are genuine legal specialists and experts in their individual markets.

 

 

Roles We Recruit For Include

Lawyers

We recruit lawyers at all levels, with well developed talent pools in all core areas, from property to litigation and beyond.

Partners and Senior Appointments

We assist firms with making lateral partner appointments and identifying talent for succession planning. We have also placed law firm practice managers and CEOs.

Legal Executives

Our expertise recruiting legal executives is unsurpassed in the NZ market, with dedicated consultants working in this space.

Inhouse Roles

We partner exclusively with selected commercial organisations to select and appoint top legal talent for inhouse opportunities.

 

Our Point of Difference

 

We work in partnership with a select number of firms in each market, aiming to maximise our unconflicted talent pool to service key clients.

 

Our candidates get an honest and pragmatic assessment of the market as we aim to connect them to the right people and present only the very best of what the market has to offer for each individual.

 

Market Intelligence

We boast the largest and most up-to-date legal database in the country and constantly generate non-publicly available market intelligence that helps our clients to make better hiring decisions.

Innovation

We combine best-in-class technology and innovative recruitment strategy to improve on the status-quo candidate experience, and assist clients to find solutions on the most challenging hires.

Legal Consultants

Eden Brown
Fluid Legal

Eden leads our national legal recruitment team as Managing Consultant, based in the Christchurch office. He covers intermediate and senior level appointments across all legal disciplines.

Contact Eden on 021 044 3607 or eden@fluidrecruitment.co.nz

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Holly Clark
Fluid Legal

Holly is a Manager within our legal team, recruiting for both the Waikato and Central Otago regions. She specialises in junior through to senior appointments across all disciplines.

Contact Holly on 021 229 9634 or hollyc@fluidrecruitment.co.nz

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Emeka Ilogu
Fluid Legal

Emeka is a Consultant in our legal division, based in the Dunedin office. He recruits across all legal roles and disciplines, with focus on the Dunedin, Nelson and regional markets.

Contact Emeka on 03 467 7228 or emeka@fluidrecruitment.co.nz

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Holly McMahon
Fluid Legal

Holly is a Consultant in our Legal division, based in the Christchurch office. She specialises in intermediate level professional appointments, legal exec and support roles.

Contact Holly on 027 387 8800 or holly.mcmahon@fluidrecruitment.co.nz

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We've got the tools and the networks to help you succeed

WORK WITH NZ'S PREMIER LEGAL SEARCH TEAM

Hear what our legal clients
say about us.

Peter is someone I have gone to on three separate occasions as I have looked to advance my career, including through to my current role as a Partner in a national consultancy firm. He is relationship led, down to earth and has extensive market knowledge.

Advisory Services Partner, National Accountancy Practice

We appointed Peter to help us build our corporate office leadership team. We were pre-revenue, operating in a highly complex and competitive industry, and our requirements were complex. Peter delivered on all fronts for us.

Managing Director, Agribusiness Exporter

Central Otago

Holly and the team at Fluid worked harder for me than any other recruitment firm I've ever worked with. Holly was amazing, even securing me an interview with a firm that wasn't advertising. I highly recommend Holly and the Fluid team.

Legal Executive, Regional Law Firm

Christchurch

We have engaged Fluid Recruitment as our business has grown and they have consistently delivered. As we have expanded our geographical reach and opened new offices they have continued to provide exceptional talent for both planning and surveying.

Director, Multi-Disciplinary Consultancy

Genuinely delighted with the outcome in being able to appoint someone of such high calibre. Our Planning team had been stretched and we needed to strengthen our team at a senior level. Fluid had a very proactive approach in sourcing for us to great effect

Team Leader, Planning, Local Council

We recently engaged Fluid on role that was particularly challenging and had proven hard to fill using other strategies. From the outset Marlene was able to identify and engage with our requirements, provide value and add a point of difference.

Human Resources Advisor, National Wholesalers

Dunedin

I’ve worked with Marlene as both a candidate and a client and have established a positive working relationship with her. The line of communication was always open during the process and she always understood exactly what we were looking for.

Business Administrator, Accountancy Practice

Dunedin

We have a longstanding relationship with Fluid Recruitment built on the hiring of a Director into the business ten years ago. They do the little things well, stay in touch, think differently, and are the ultimate professionals.

Chief Operating Officer, National Advisory Practice

Dunedin

I have been very impressed with the time taken to understand our needs along with researching the integral aspects of our various roles, to ensure that the placement is a successful one. The calibre referred to us is of a really high standard.

Workflow Manager, National Energy Provider

Dunedin

Chana made my job search easy, she understood what I was looking for, provided me with a comprehensive list of suitable options and sourced an interview for me with for a great opportunity in hardly any time at all. I was delighted with the outcome.

Junior Barrister, Criminal Lawyers

Auckland

Chana and the Fluid team made the difference so that I could get the best possible job aligned to my profile. High level of professionalism and empathy, I truly recommend their services.

Legal Executive, Regional Law Firm

Hamilton

I am impressed by the quality of candidates that Chana is able to give us. She clearly has great networks!

Practice Manager, Boutique Law Firm

Waikato

I highly recommend Fluid Recruitment, in particular Chana, she was professional and excellent at communicating with me throughout the process. Thank you for making this whole experience straight forward and easy, and for ultimately helping me secure my ne

Legal PA, Law Firm

Hamilton

I had a great experience with Fluid Recruitment. James Mason really helped in my application and I eventually got the job which I wouldn’t have been able to do without the effort and time he put in to helping me through the process. I would recommend t

Senior Accountant, CA Practice

Waikato

James was very helpful. He listened to me and understood what I was trying to achieve. He made the recruitment process easy for me. The follow-up phone calls show they care about their candidates. Highly recommended.

Commercial Analyst, Global Manufacturer

Hamilton

I highly recommend James Mason for his professional & excellent service. He showed how he cares, supports and understand jobseekers like me. He always make sure that things are on track & always gives you positive advice. Very efficient & genuine.

Payroll Manager, National Manufacturer

Hamilton

The best recruitment company I’ve ever been in contact with. Holly has been absolutely amazing and it was great to have her support during the recruitment process. She has continued to keep in touch to ensure the move went smoothly and that I settled in f

Legal Executive, Law Firm

Waikato

Holly is professional and diligent, she alleviated the pressure on myself and that of my team and gave me the confidence that we could leave our recruitment needs completely in her hands. Delighted with the service we received and the results.

Managing Partner, Full Service Law Firm

Waikato

Holly operates with integrity and was a pleasure to work with. This was a skill set in high demand in the current market and she represented our firm in the best possible manner providing detailed advise and support to ensure a successful outcome.

Practice Manager, Regional Law Firm

Waikato

Highly recommend. In just a couple of days I went from discussing with Emeka what role I was looking for to signing a contract. Thanks Emeka for your help!

Junior Solicitor, Regional Law Firm

Queenstown

Holly McMahon

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A fantastic opportunity has come available for a Solicitor at the 1+PQE level to join this boutique general practice firm in Hamilton CBD

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Legal Executive

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Great opportunity for a 3 year + Legal Executive with conveyancing, trust, wills and estate experience.

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Commercial / Property Lawyer

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This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career under a very strong legal brand with the support and guidance of high-regarded leaders.

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