Careers at Frettens Solicitors

An Outstanding Place to Work

We are a progressive firm and have worked hard to create a working environment that is flexible, fulfilling, and fun.

That's why we've been accredited as an 'outstanding' employer by Best Companies, the research group behind the Sunday Times Awards.

We are always on the look out for talented people to join our team in Christchurch or Ringwood.

Click here to see why our team love working here

Click here to see a list of our current vacancies.

Generous Benefits Package

Along with a fantastic working environment, filled with great colleagues, we offer a generous benefits package, which includes:

  • Flexi-time (40% of our staff work non-standard hours)
  • Performance-related bonus for qualifying staff
  • Private healthcare 
  • Life insurance 
  • Pension contribution
  • Free/subsidised parking
  • Enhanced maternity pay for qualifying staff
  • Additional annual leave day on your birthday
  • Busy social calendar

For a full list of benefits, click here.

What's it like to work at Frettens?

We asked some of our team what it's like to work at Frettens. Take a look at what they had to say in this short video.

Click here to read more about why our team love working at Frettens

Current Vacancies

Below is a list of any current vacancies at the firm. However, we are always interested in hearing from the right people who could be considered for future opportunities. So, if you feel you can offer commitment to excellence and would enjoy working in a busy team, please send your CV via email to Catharine Snow, our Operations Manager.

We will hold speculative CVs for approximately 3 months and if a position arises that matches the position you are looking for and you have the relevant qualities and experience, we will contact you.

Due to expansion we are currently recruiting the following permanent positions:

Wills & Probate Lawyer

Employment Lawyer

To be considered for a future position, please email your CV in MS Word or PDF format. Your covering letter should include details of the type of position sought together with your salary expectations. All applications received are treated in confidence and are securely destroyed after 3 months.

What do our team have to say?

"Each year, we conduct an independent and anonymous survey. All staff are asked how they feel about working at Frettens. Results are shared with the whole team and feedback is used to continually improve the working environment here."

Catharine Snow, Operations Manager explains one of the ways in which working at Frettens differs from many other law firms.

94% of staff say 'we are all working together to achieve common goals.’

85% of staff ‘love working at Frettens’

87% of staff say ‘We have the freedom to do what is needed to provide a great service for our clients’

Training Contracts

Applications for Trainee Solicitor positions should be received by the end of June, with interviews taking place over July and August for a Training Contract to start in September of the following year.

In order to apply, you should send a CV and a letter of application to Catharine Snow, our Operations Manager.

Read more about our Training Contracts.