Careers at Smith and Partners

Working at Smith and Partners offers you the best of all worlds – the variety and quality of work of a big city firm, with the benefits of a boutique suburban practice.

The culture of Smith and Partners

With a team of 30+, Smith and Partners is a vibrant and friendly place to work with a young attitude. Team members have been known to describe their colleagues as their “work family”. We deliver professional service in an approachable manner, and this is reflected in a relatively flat management structure. The Directors and solicitors have an open door policy and are always available to provide support. Community involvement is highly valued, and life outside work respected.

Type of Work

Our well established and diverse client base is an interesting mix of business and private clients, providing you with a variety of interesting files to work on. At Smith and Partners we pride ourselves on providing our clients with high quality work with a focus on practical and commercial solutions.

As West Auckland’s largest full service law practice, Smith and Partners run specialist teams for commercial & business law, residential property, commercial property, employment, debt collection, wills & trusts, estates, elder law, family law and litigation. We cater for both generalist practitioners and specialists

Learning & Development

Smith and Partners offers a full induction programme upon joining the firm to ensure a smooth transition. We value the development of our team, and encourage continual legal education through external courses and internal training programmes, as well as professional development courses such as client relationship building and networking.

As a lawyer starting out on your career, you will get hands on file experience across the full range of specialties. Working side by side with the client Director, you will assist with the management of the client relationship. You will have direct access to both Directors, who will encourage and support you, and be hands on in the development of your legal knowledge and experience.

As an intermediate to senior solicitor we offer the ability to work in your area of specialty while still learning other areas of the law. You will have overall responsibility for managing client relationships, and experience a balance of mentoring and supervision with ability to work independently.

We respect and value our support staff as an integral part of our team. You’ll work in attractive offices with modern legal management systems on an interesting array of work.

Flexi-Work For Lawyers

Are you a lawyer and interested in joining the Smith and Partners team as part of our Flexi-Work programme?

The world of work is rapidly changing, and as we change to meet the needs of our employees, we’ve noticed that more people would like greater flexibility to work from home, or a café, or the beach… along with greater flexibility in how many hours they do.


Maybe you’re returning to the workforce after a break, maybe you’re busy with family and community commitments, but would like a few hours of legal work a week. Maybe you’re interested in doing short term contract work.

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you through our Flexi-Work For Lawyers survey.

We’re engaging with the legal community to see who’s out there who would be interested in this type of work, what kind of legal experience you have and what kind of work you’re interested in doing.

To register your interest – all you need to do is answer a few quick questions about who you are and what you’re looking for. – Register Your Interest Now