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Careers

Senior Lawyer - Māori Legal Team

Whaia te iti kahurangi

Our Māori Legal Team is looking for a Senior Lawyer to join our experts in assisting a range of clients including iwi, hapū, trusts, individuals and companies in all areas of the Māori legal arena.  The Team advises clients across of range of areas Treaty of Waitangi settlement negotiations, resource management, Māori land, Waitangi Tribunal, governance issues and general dispute work.

We are seeking candidates with:

  • 4-6 years post admission experience in the Māori legal arena
  • Expertise in resource management is preferable
  • Expertise and/or an understanding of Māori governance matters is helpful
  • Strong file supervision and management skills

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Some proficiency in te reo Māori and tikanga Māori
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills
  • Strong time management and organisational skills

This is an opportunity to be part of a caring, experienced and well established Māori Legal Team with exciting project work and valued clients. Come and join our whānau and enjoy life in the Waikato.

Please submit your CV and cover letter to Chris Wano at chris.wano (at) mccawlewis.co.nz by Monday 16 October 2017.


Lawyer - Māori Legal Team

Whaia te iti kahurangi

Our Māori Legal Team is looking for a Lawyer to join our experts in assisting a range of clients including iwi, hapū, trusts, individuals and companies in all areas of the Māori legal arena.  The Team advises clients across a range of areas - Treaty of Waitangi settlement negotiations, resource management, Māori land, Waitangi Tribunal, governance issues and general dispute work.

We are seeking candidates with:

  • 1-2 years post admission experience
  • Experience in any of the above Māori legal areas in which McCaw Lewis practices is preferable

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Some proficiency in te reo Māori and tikanga Māori
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills
  • Strong time management and organisational skills

This is an opportunity to be part of a caring, experienced and well established Māori Legal Team with exciting project work and valued clients. Come and join our whānau and enjoy life in the Waikato.

Please submit your CV and cover letter to Chris Wano at chris.wano (at) mccawlewis.co.nz by Monday 16 October 2017.


Graduate Programme

We have a fantastic graduate programme and are dedicated to providing our Law Clerks with comprehensive training and an understanding of a wide range of legal work. 

One of McCaw Lewis’ strengths is that they are actively involved with the University of Waikato, and have a passion for developing the next generation of lawyers.  My clerkship with the firm is an example of this.

I personally came to know Brendan Cullen and Daniel Shore, Directors in the Dispute Resolution Team, through University competitions and events and their lecturing of the Civil Procedure class.  It was through these associations that I was invited to join McCaw Lewis as a part time Law Clerk.  This work experience helped focus my studies and provided me with a real-world context for the  academic material I was learning.  During semester breaks and the summer holiday period I worked full-time, which allowed me to get involved in the wider work environment of the firm.

McCaw Lewis has an  excellent work culture, and  values individuals achieving a healthy work/life balance.  I was surprised to discover that life as a Law Clerk is not just shuffling paper and working until 10.00pm at night!  Instead I undertook interesting research, drafted documents and contributed meaningful work towards our clients’ objectives.  The team ensured that I had all the help I needed, and actively looked to increase my skill and knowledge base in a supportive way.  But above all of that, the one thing that stood out to me early on was that the staff like each other and enjoy each other’s company! 

My clerkship with McCaw Lewis has given me an excellent start to my legal career.

Josh Dennis
Law Clerk
July 2015 - Present


We offer a friendly and supportive working environment.  Our work types are diverse and interesting and we have a wealth of experience for support and ongoing development.

We welcome expressions of interest from qualified Lawyers and graduates with exceptional skills who are seeking employment in Hamilton.  Please contact Chris Wano at chris.wano (at) mccawlewis.co.nz for further information.