With a change in government for the first time in nearly a decade, a legal recruitment firm says changes in hiring trends are likely as the programmes of the Labour-led alliance get underway.
McLeod Duminy Legal Careers says the focus on corporate and property lawyers prevalent in the first half of 2017, is already giving way to increased interest in expertise related to immigration, employment and the Resource Management Act.
Director Kirsty Spears points out that along with a change of administration, changes in law and policy are inevitable. “That influences demand for lawyers with expertise in specific fields. Although National has controlled the treasury benches for some time, there is always a spike for employment lawyers with a new government,” she explains.