Managing Consultant - Fluid Legal

Eden Brown

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 has a consultative, pragmatic and good-humoured approach to recruitment.


He is trusted by leading law firms, from top-tier through to smaller regional practices, to provide solutions in one of the most candidate-short markets nationally. He operates a very close partnership model with his key clients, working bespoke retained search assignments on the most difficult to fill senior roles.


For candidates, Eden has developed a reputation as a partner who works hard to utilise his industry connections to find niche opportunities not otherwise available in the market. He is well-known for his intuitive knack to match lawyers to firm cultures, building an impressive track record of facilitating successful and life-changing career moves. His knowledge of the nuances in the legal industry and depth of relationships is unsurpassed, particularly focused on the Christchurch and Nelson markets.


Eden joined Fluid in March 2018, originally in the Dunedin office, moving north to establish the Christchurch office in June 2020. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago, majoring in Management and Economics.

Key Appointments

  • Corporate Senior Associate, Top-tier National Firm
  • Commercial Property Senior Associate, Mid-tier National Firm
  • Civil Litigation Associate, Large South Island Law Firm
  • Chief Executive Officer, Dunedin Full Service Law Firm
  • Commercial Property Senior Solicitor, Top-tier National Firm

Life outside the office

In his spare time, Eden is a keen rugby fan, including refereeing in the Selwyn Division One club competition. He enjoys getting into the outdoors, on a mission to complete all of the Great Walks across NZ, and spending time with his Australian Terrier Wilfred, who is a well loved member of the Christchurch office.


Latest Insights From Eden Brown

How Law Firms Can Stand Out in the War for Legal Talent

This is written in the context of arguably the most competitive and candidate-short period of the legal market in New Zealand ever. Increasingly we are asked by our clients what they can do to stand out amongst the crowd when trying to secure the top legal talent in the market. There are very few intermediate…

2021 Fluid Legal ALPMA HR Issues and Salary Survey – Market Insights

Market Insights from the 2021 Fluid Legal ALPMA HR Issues and Salary Survey Published by Eden Brown   Confidence on the rebound Despite the early hit to market confidence as a result of the Covid-19 global pandemic, from a recruitment perspective the legal market has quickly bounced back to perform exceptionally well over the past…