The ‘Buy a Home’ job offer


Nelson law firm, C & F Legal Limited are advertising two positions in their firm, they’re even throwing in a house into the mix.

The job offer includes a base salary of $90,000, bonuses, a phone, gym membership and carpark but more notably, a $25,000 house deposit.

The positions advertised on Seek are for a senior litigation lawyer and a senior property/commercial lawyer.

Associate director Andrew Shaw says the house deposit offer is to encourage the applicants to put down roots in Nelson.

“Essentially we’re trying to find a candidate who is willing to commit to Nelson and the firm.”

“The response has been fantastic. We’ve had over 1,000 views on the site since it launched on Monday,” says Andrew.

There is no closing date for applications, but it is C  & F Legal Ltd are expecting the candidate to start work in early January 2016.

“We’re looking for the right person and we won’t stop until we find them.”

“It’s difficult to find quality candidates anywhere in the country, but lawyers in the city often have tunnel vision and don’t understand the career they want can be found in Nelson.”

Andrew says that many people have misconceptions about working in law in Nelson.

“They think the quality of work and clients are not available in the provinces or Nelson, but they’re wrong – we deal with a wide variety of matters that require us to act for clients outside of Nelson so we’re not limited by the Nelson geography by any means.”

The position requires that applicants:

  • fit the great culture we have created
  • put in the effort needed to make our clients our best advocates
  • respect our values – we are all busy professionals here, not just the lawyers
  • be a qualified lawyer/solicitor with 4-6 years+ post-qualification experience and skills in either civil and/or family law, or property and commercial law

For more information, visit the website by clicking here.

To apply, email your CV and cover letter to C & F Legal director Kathy Carr at [email protected]