Our legal industry contacts open doors and generate opportunities

With over 25 years significant experience recruiting and consulting within the Legal Sector, LegalTalent Partners source lawyers at all levels within both national and international law firms and corporates and negotiate partnership appointments around New Zealand.

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Law Firms - Professionals

  • Partners (Equity)
  • Partners (Salaried)
  • Solicitors
  • Legal Executives

Law Firms - Management & Administration

  • CEO & GM
  • Practice & Office Managers
  • Accounts & Admin
  • Secretarial/PA/Reception
  • HR Managers & Advisors
  • Marketing, Communications & BD


  • General & Senior Counsel
  • Solicitors
  • Legal Executives
  • Board Appointments (executive & non-executive)


  • Strategic Planning
  • Succession Planning
  • Performance Reviews
  • Recruitment Advisory
  • Sale & Purchase of Practice
  • Career Planning

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Our legal network is extensive and selective

With ever increasing demand in an industry facing significant talent shortages, we combine the depth of our networks within the Legal industry and our resourcing expertise to identify and assist talented professionals. 

Our Partners present at law industry seminars speaking on partnership issues including attraction, retention and working more effectively as joint business owners. With published articles in industry journals on similar issues, our Partners are proven experts in their field.

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Josh was an integral part of my recent job search. He managed to demonstrate not only true professionalism but really took the time to understand my varied background so he could best match my experience. At no time did he try and fit me into a role, he took care to find a role that would fit me which is a rareity. I very much enjoyed his personable approach and would recommend him at any time.

Wayne Pearson l Solicitor

Karen has provided legal recruitment services to our firm for a number of years. These services range from solicitor placements to partnership recruiting.

Recently Karen has moved into her own recruitment consulting business specialising in the legal market. I have no hesitation to endorse Karen, whom I enjoy working with and has always achieved good results for us.

Justin Cox l Director of Sales

Josh is a fantastic recruiter! He keeps you in the loop and contacts you regularly, and provides his honest opinion about opportunities that arise. Most importantly, Josh is friendly and great to deal with.

Grace Im l Senior Solicitor

Karen's understanding of professional service firms, in particular legal firms, is extensive. She has a refreshing and open approach to her work making her an ideal person to bounce ideas around with and looking to find solutions that provide a " win - win". She has an ability to clearly understand a clients needs and communicate a solution that leads to successful outcomes.

Neal Blackburn l Business Manager

Joshua Chapman from Customise Consulting was referred to me by the HR division of our company. I found Joshua's overall performance very high; he followed though and did what he said he would do & delivered within the expected timeframe. I would certainly work with Joshua again and would recommend his services.

Robert Foster l Partner, BDO l Oct 2016

Karen is an experienced operator in the recruitment industry. Her approach is professional and friendly. She has done some good work for us in the past.

Erich Bachmann l Owner

My first dealing with Josh was being placed in a role and based on how comfortable I felt dealing with him, I then saw an opportunity to use his services again. If I was giving him a rating for his performance, I would give him 10 out of 10. He is professional, timely and pleasant. I look forward to working with Josh again and would certainly recommend his services.

Brett McGrath l Scarbro Construction l September 2016

Karen is very good at letting me know of new staff on the market and has a very good understanding of the skill set which is important to us.

Chris Moore l Partner

Karen understands our needs carefully before commencing each recruitment process and supports candidates and us over a post appointment period. We are reliant on her ability to find good candidates and we are very satisfied with her success rate to date.

Richard Rowley l Business Advisor & Consultant

Karen is not only professional, but she is great at what she does. She drills down to what matters, understands the market and is a great people person and match-maker - someone you'd want to deal with when you are looking for a new role - or when you are looking for new staff.

Geraline Knox l Senior Lawyer/Advisor

I have known Karen for about 10 years and first engaged her services when I was the National Recruitment Manager for Minter Ellison and she was a Legal Specialist recruiter with Enterprise in Auckland. Karen was good to deal with and she worked actively to understand the specifics of every role/team/manager she recruited for and, by report, was equally good for candidates to deal with. I've tracked her progress over the years and its great to see her doing her own thing finally. I'm sure she continues to bring and solid mix of commercial and cultural understand to her clients.

Kate Billing l Thought Leader, Facilitator, Consultant & Speaker

Josh initially made contact with us with a prospective candidate. We appreciate being contacted whenever a good candidate is available, even if we are not actively looking for anyone at that time. He is efficient, effective and easy to deal with and we know that he will only put forward suitable applicants. I would not hesitate to work with Josh on future assignments.

Tristan Dean l Business Advisory Director, Hayes Knight Ltd. l June 2017

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