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Welcome to MBIE's Legal Team

MBIE’s Legal team is one of the largest in-house legal teams in the government sector. A career with us means you’ll be part of a team providing comprehensive legal advice to all parts of MBIE.

You’ll provide legal advice on a wide range of exciting subjects. Some of the projects we have recently worked on include the New Zealand Space programme, Climate Change initiatives and legislative and regulatory changes across the Building and Construction, Financial Markets, Tourism, Health and Safety and employment relations sectors.

The work can change from day to day. It can be reactive to national and global events such as the Covid-19 pandemic, national disasters, or the Ukrainian crisis.

You’ll have opportunities for growth while contributing to MBIE's purpose of growing Aotearoa New Zealand for all.

We’re looking for enthusiastic and motivated people at all levels. If you want to dive into providing high quality legal advice on exciting topics - MBIE's legal team is the place for you.

About our team

We have solicitors working across our offices in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington. Our team consists of a diverse range of experience from new graduates through to highly experienced senior lawyers and we’re all willing to share our vast knowledge and experience. 

Our teams work in the following areas of the law; Commercial, Employment, Environmental, Housing, Privacy and Property law, Immigration, Legislation, Litigation and Official Information.

Learn more about working at MBIE and our culture and values.

What our team members say

  • “MBIE has always been place I wanted to work due to the breadth of work it undertakes, appealing to a generalist like myself. I love the people and culture at MBIE and in the Legal team – we are all supportive of each other and are willing to lend a hand. Given I’m an absolute public law nerd, the opportunity to join MBIE Legal in the Immigration space in 2022, a year when Aotearoa New Zealand is reconnecting with the world and where huge numbers of events are triggering worldwide migration, was too good to pass up.”

    Danielle Consedine, Senior Solicitor, Corporate & Registries Team.

  • “As a public sector lawyer for MBIE, it’s incredibly motivating to spend every day engaging on matters that directly affect Aotearoa New Zealand. In these past years, we’ve been involved in complex, challenging and even novel work. There is much to be proud of, while also being acutely aware of significant human impacts along the way. Now, it’s exciting our work is focused on being open, reconnecting and looking ahead to what comes next.”

    Louisa Coxon, Senior Solicitor

  • “The mahi we undertake in the Legal team not only supports MBIE’s overall strategy of growing Aotearoa New Zealand for all, but it also generates outcomes with lasting value and purpose. My role strikes an appropriate balance between autonomy, support, work-life synergy and professional development.”

    Sanjay Bhawan, Team Leader

Are you up for the challenge? Join our Legal team today

Below are our current vacancies

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