Who are Harmos Horton Lusk?

We are New Zealand’s standout corporate lawyers. Our reputation, particularly in time critical, highly complex and challenging matters, is a testament to our clients and to the exceptional capabilities of our team.

Our commitment to, reputation for and track record in finding innovative solutions to difficult issues is unparalleled in the New Zealand market. We do not believe that size equates to higher levels of expertise, skill or responsiveness. Flexibility, rather than bureaucracy, fosters agile thinkers.

Our standards are unapologetically high, because of our absolute commitment to our clients’ success. We enjoy a reputation for responsiveness, keen commercial insight and a willingness to innovate. Simply put, our lawyers “find ways to do things others say you can’t” (Asia Pacific Legal 500 2016).

Why Harmos Horton Lusk?

Harmos Horton Lusk is a high-intensity environment where complex deals and tight timeframes are the norm, and yet our people thrive – why?

The key to our success is the mettle of the people who choose to work here. They are achievers, they want to be more than black-letter lawyers and they strive to go above and beyond for our clients. They want to be tested and recognised for being remarkable.

We offer a uniquely flat structure with an open sharing of knowledge and the ability for lawyers of all levels to be directly and intimately involved in transactions. If you make it onto our team it’s because you’re good – very good.

We also believe that a culture of support is an absolute necessity in an environment where great things are expected and consistently achieved by a small team. We are a genuinely collegial environment – a family that extends beyond our team, and encompasses their families as well. Our culture is a significant factor in our success.

Current opportunities

The firm is currently recruiting for corporate lawyers at all levels of seniority, with a minimum of two years’ experience.  Successful candidates will be required to work with the HHL directors in advising some of New Zealand’s leading listed companies, boards, private equity firms and corporates.  Depending on your experience, you may also be involved in managing transactions and helping to supervise junior lawyers.  In return you will be rewarded with above market remuneration, the opportunity to work in a dynamic and fun workplace and to advance within the firm.

Key requirements:

  • Outstanding academic record
  • Top tier national or international firm experience
  • Self starter who is able to work independently but also within a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels

Successful candidates will be high achievers with the capability or potential to drive corporate transactions autonomously as well as having a strong desire to learn and grow professionally. Whilst it is preferred that candidates are currently practising in New Zealand, candidates who are returning to New Zealand from international jurisdictions will also be considered.

HHL is an equal opportunities employer and actively encourages a diverse range of applicants to apply for these roles.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to our Practice Manager at

We strive to be more than just lawyers.