At AWS Legal we provide our employees with the support and mentoring to grow in their field and the work-life balance to relax at home.


At AWS Legal we provide our employees with the support and mentoring to grow in their field and the work-life balance to relax at home.

Working at AWS Legal

AWS Legal is a great place to work. When you join our team you will have access to a full service firm. You will learn from and be mentored by a range of experts from specialist teams. We are committed to your continued professional development and offer access to a wide range of training opportunities.

Our five regional offices provide you with the very best work-life balance. The stunning backdrop of the deep south is our own special playground!

We are deeply committed to your  wellbeing and have a number of wellness initiatives, sporting activities and great social events throughout the year.

You will be working in a progressive environment where allowing employees to thrive is the number one priority. We offer:

Competitive remuneration and benefits
Leave options & flexible working to suit personal lifestyle
Focused career development and mentoring
A lively social calendar
A health and wellbeing programme

Current Opportunities

Associate/ Senior Associate – Queenstown

An opportunity has arisen within our Queenstown office, for an experienced solicitor, with aspirations to grow towards Partnership. Are you ready for the move?

Senior Solicitor – Property and Projects

We have an opportunity for an experienced solicitor to join AWS Legal. Our main office is in Invercargill, but work location could potentially be anywhere in the South Island.

Solicitor – Commercial

We are looking for dynamic and motivated Lawyer with commercial experience.  This role involves stimulating work, delivering strong outcomes for valued clients and providing a fantastic client experience.

Stephen Whiteland Memorial Scholarship 

To honour Stephen Whiteland who was an outstanding staff member, colleague, and friend. A scholarship of $2,000 to go towards the study costs of the recipient’s law degree.

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Graduate Roles

Our Graduate law clerkship is a fantastic opportunity for students who have graduated to start their careers in a diverse, leading law firm.

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Summer Clerkships

Every summer we offer a clerkship programme to help Law students gain real world legal experience in our firm. We offer ongoing training, mentorships and more. Apply now to take advantage of available opportunities. 

Staff Highlights

At AWS Legal we love to celebrate both the career and personal success of our staff.

Partner, Cameron Murphy, was one of the with the 2022 Rising Stars award winners. The award recognises Lawyers aged 35 or younger nationwide who have shown a clear passion for the industry.

After only 2 short years living in Invercargill, and working for the AWS Legal team,  solicitor Georgia Johnston became a home owner!  Georgia is already kicking goals both at work and in her personal life!

On1 November 2021 we welcomed Haydon Cunninghame into Partnership. Haydon is based in AWS Legal’s Queenstown Office as a specialist property and commercial lawyer.

On1 November 2021 we welcomed Trudy Conway  into Partnership. Trudy runs the Property and Projects team together with Cameron Murphy and Norman Elder and specialises in commercial property law. 

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