Who are Harmos Horton Lusk?

We are New Zealand’s standout corporate lawyers. Our reputation, particularly in time critical, highly complex and challenging matters, is a testament to our clients and to the exceptional capabilities of our team.

Our commitment to, reputation for and track record in finding innovative solutions to difficult issues is unparalleled in the New Zealand market. We do not believe that size equates to higher levels of expertise, skill or responsiveness. Flexibility, rather than bureaucracy, fosters agile thinkers.

Our standards are unapologetically high, because of our absolute commitment to our clients’ success. We enjoy a reputation for responsiveness, keen commercial insight and a willingness to innovate. Simply put, our lawyers “find ways to do things others say you can’t” (Asia Pacific Legal 500 2016).

Why Harmos Horton Lusk?

Harmos Horton Lusk is a high-intensity environment where complex deals and tight timeframes are the norm, and yet our people thrive – why?

The key to our success is the mettle of the people who choose to work here. They are achievers, they want to be more than black-letter lawyers and they strive to go above and beyond for our clients. They want to be tested and recognised for being remarkable.

We offer a uniquely flat structure with an open sharing of knowledge and the ability for lawyers of all levels to be directly and intimately involved in transactions. If you make it onto our team it’s because you’re good – very good.

We also believe that a culture of support is an absolute necessity in an environment where great things are expected and consistently achieved by a small team. We are a genuinely collegial environment – a family that extends beyond our team, and encompasses their families as well. Our culture is a significant factor in our success.

Are you the right fit?

We hire lawyers who have an outstanding academic record and top tier national or international law firm experience in corporate and transactional law, who are self-starters who are able to work independently within a collegial atmosphere and who have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

We offer above market base remuneration, as well as discretionary bonuses which reflect firm performance and personal contribution.

If you want to make a contribution, stand out from the crowd and be remarkable Harmos Horton Lusk want to hear from you. Enquiries can be made to

Current opportunities

The firm is currently recruiting for an Intermediate Corporate Lawyer based in Auckland and will require the successful candidate to work with the HHL directors in advising some of New Zealand‘s leading listed companies, private equity firms and corporates. You will be involved in managing transactions and helping to supervise junior lawyers. In return you will be rewarded with market leading remuneration, the opportunity to work in a dynamic and fun workplace and to advance within the firm.

Intermediate Corporate Lawyer

This permanent opportunity requires someone with 3 – 6 years’ experience.* The successful candidate will be a self starter who is able to work independently but also within a team environment.

Key requirements:

  • Outstanding academic record
  • Top tier national or international firm experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels

Whilst it is preferred that candidates have New Zealand practising experience, candidates who are looking to move to New Zealand from international jurisdictions will also be considered.

* This level of experience is intended as guidance only and does not preclude someone with more or less experience from applying for the role.

We strive to be more than just lawyers.