Holly McMahon

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’s approach to recruitment is heavily relationship based and solution focused.


She is well known in legal market for her specialised recruitment service. She is trusted by firms nationwide, to execute executive search techniques that are targeted and direct; tapping into the passive candidate market, who have sought after skillsets. She partners with key clients in order to comprehensively understand their needs and consistently delivers solutions in a candidate short market.


Holly has proved that her partnership with candidates provides them with broad market knowledge, highlighting options in the market that are best matched to the candidate. She has a genuine ability to ensure that the new opportunity meets the individuals technical and cultural needs. Her recruitment experience to date has facilitated career transforming shifts, allowing her candidates to make their next jump within their regional market or aid with relocation within New Zealand.


Holly joined Fluid in 2020, as part of the Christchurch office. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canterbury, majoring in Human Resources, Marketing and Communications.



Key Appointments

  • TAP Legal Administrator, Mid-tier National Firm
  • Registered Legal Executive, Full Service Law Firm
  • Trusts and Estates Solicitor, Large Canterbury Law Firm
  • Commercial Solicitor, Mid-tier National Firm
  • Family Solicitor, Boutique North Canterbury Firm

Life outside the office

Originally from Wellington, Holly moved to Christchurch 5 years ago. She has spent a lot of her life in the Coromandel Peninsula, so she loves the beach and surfing. Holly is also a keen traveller and has spent a year solo travelling around Europe.


Latest Insights From Holly McMahon

How to Stand Out From the Rest When Interviewing

This is not a list of dos and don’ts, but more a guide to making the right impression. Most, if not all legal industry professionals are aware that the market is candidate short. Although good private practice experience is few and far between, it does not mean interviewing well is not a factor. Standing out…

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…

Key Interview Tips from Fluid

Great news! – You have applied for a role and now you have an interview request.   Until you attend the interview you won’t really know too much about the actual job itself other than the basic points listed in the advert, or if you are lucky enough to have one in advance, a job…