23 November 2023
Every year ALPMA conducts a Salary and HR Issues Survey of New Zealand law firms. This year, 155 law firms (representing 4,300 staff) participated in the survey, making it the most comprehensive, independent HR and remuneration study across all roles (including actual salaries paid) within the NZ legal industry.
Key findings include:
- Average wages across law firms increased 6.6%
- Wage growth was highest for Lawyers (excluding partners), at 8.6%
- Only 41% of law firms increased their headcount over 2022 – down from 57% in 2021
Legal Recruitment Specialist, Eden Brown from Fluid Legal, and fellow ALPMA member, Richard Greenaway, CEO Anderson Lloyd, provide an insightful overview of the current National recruitment market and discuss the HR and Remuneration challenges, being faced in NZ.
Managing Consultant at Fluid Legal Recruitment
Eden leads our national legal recruitment team as Managing Consultant, based in the Christchurch office. He covers intermediate and senior level appointments across all legal disciplines.
Eden Brown is the Managing Consultant of Fluid Legal – the specialist legal search division of Fluid Recruitment. His team operates nationwide, servicing the private practice market to recruit both professional and support roles at all levels. Fluid Legal consultants are well networked, knowledgeable and proactive. As a result, they are well placed to offer informed advice and ultimately solve talent related problems for clients.
Eden personally specialises in ‘difficult to fill’ senior assignments, most often targeting associate level and above. He utilises a retained search model with selected partnership clients to directly headhunt top talent, while also maintaining strong networks in key candidate demographics to keep firms informed of the best candidates as they enter the market.