2020 ALPMA/McLeod Duminy New Zealand HR Issues & Salary Survey


New Zealand

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15 March 2020

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2020 New Zealand Legal Industry HR Issues & Salary Survey Report

In 2020, 111 law firms (representing 3,289 staff) participated in our New Zealand survey making it the most comprehensive, independent HR and remuneration study (including actual salaries paid) within the legal industry.

This 70+ page report will provide detailed findings on:

  • Average salaries for 55+ legal, management and administrative roles at NZ law firms—broken down by location and firm size.
  • Salary categories for two new AML positions. *NEW
  • Anticipated salary increases and law firm recruitment intentions for the next 12 months.
  • Information on employments benefits and bonuses paid at law firms.
  • Popular remuneration & performance metrics being used within law firms. *NEW
  • The staffing mix of part-time, contract, casual and full-time workers employed and movements trends within the market. *NEW
  • Key staffing ratios to measure firm productivity, staff turnover and performance.
  • The key HR issues and challenges facing law firms in 2020.
  • Information on diversity, inclusion and parental leave.
Update to the 2020 New Zealand Legal Industry Salary and HR Issues Survey - Snapshot Report

The original 2020 HR Salary Survey closed on 14 February 2020 and the Report was published 2 April 2020 just after New Zealand went into lockdown. Upon release of this report it appeared that the results, almost certainly, were already outdated. That said, we realised the report would actually provide an opportunity to benchmark the effects of the lockdown and subsequent pace of recovery at a future point in time. The findings in this new Snapshot Report reflects the current snapshot (as at July 2020) some six months or so later.

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