Job Opportunities

Senior or Intermediate Family & Civil Litigation Lawyer

We currently have an opportunity for a senior or intermediate lawyer with experience in: 

    • Civil litigation 
    • Family Court litigation, with emphasis on relationship property 
    • Employment disputes

Trust Manager

The successful applicant for this new position will be responsible for the overall standard and completeness of Downie Stewart's trust administration.

This role will involve client contact and some file work.

Previous experience working with trusts and client personal affairs required.

Job descriptions available on request.

Please forward your curriculum vitae and academic transcript in confidence to:

Neil Cameron
General Manager
Downie Stewart
P O Box 1345, Dunedin
Phone (03) 477 2262 Fax (03) 477 4021

or simply give Neil a call.  



Downie Stewart Lawyers has been judged, based on employee feedback, to have the best work environment out of all the law firms in New Zealand.

At the annual New Zealand Law Awards Downie Stewart was named Employer of Choice for law firms with up to 50 staff, and also won the coveted Supreme Award for Employer of Choice.

Downie Stewart was described by one voter as being "the best employer I have ever come across", and another voter said, "There is an incredible bond of two-way loyalty between the firm and staff. The firm has a tradition of performing quality work with compassion and integrity and respecting everyone in the firm. The staff not only buy into this philosophy but in fact police it themselves."

In accepting the awards, Gerard DeCourcy thanked all of the staff for their dedication. "We have a really tight knit team of experienced professionals. Most of our people have been with us for more than 10 years (some more than 20 years) and are extemely loyal to the firm and our clients. We look after each other and work together to make sure our clients are looked after. Our staff are the stewards of our workplace culture and deserve the credit for what we have created together. "

Based in Dunedin for over 140 years, Downie Stewart has earned a reputation for providing expert legal advice in a practical way.

We are a busy general practice offering exposure to a wide variety of challenges and experiences.

Our 6 partners are all experts in their own right. They are backed by a great team of lawyers and legal executives each with particular specialist skills.

Our office is well resourced with good systems and current technology.

The work environment is professional, friendly and supportive.

Downie Stewart Lawyers Dunedin 8th Level, 265 Princes St, Dunedin, 9016 03-477 2263
PO Box 1345, Dunedin 9054 |  Fax: 03 477 4021  |  E: