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Keen to join us?

We are a passionate bunch to work alongside. We have a fresh take on workplace culture and an ethos dedicated to ensuring clever thinking Kiwis get the recognition they deserve; the type of firm which works hard and plays hard.

Our vision is to be New Zealand’s most sought-after firm. Dotted around the country, our Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch and Tauranga teams are all dedicated to championing the ingenious assets Kiwis have to offer - not just in our own back yard, but on a global scale. 

We’re looking for the type of person who is ready to be part of the James & Wells innovation movement. You’ll work alongside ground-breaking clients and a dynamic bunch of intellectual property experts - scientists, engineers, accountants, business strategists, lawyers, and commercialisation specialists. The kind of team, we should mention, who have their fair share of jaw-dropping, impressive qualifications and experience.

So what can James & Wells do for you?

Alongside the numerous opportunities for professional development (we’re talking seminars, study support and various workshops), we understand the importance of a work life balance. Hey, we are parents too. It’s why we're flexible with working arrangements.

We like to throw in a day off here and there; one for your birthday and another to get us all together for our annual AGM.

As health conscious professionals (who are also fond of the odd drink or two….you may as well pencil us in now for Friday night drinks), there’s the opportunity to nab free flu jabs and receive reduced health insurance premiums, all thanks to the Southern Cross scheme on offer.

Piqued your interest, have we? Check out what jobs are available below. 


Current vacancies:

Hamilton Trade Mark Solicitor



Our Hamilton trade marks team is on the lookout for a junior solicitor to join their ranks, and be part of the firm’s performance driven culture. This type of role doesn’t come up very often, and could be a stepping stone into a niche career in intellectual property.

You will be advising clients on intellectual property (IP) issues, including taking enquiries and conducting client interviews, conducting trade mark searches and providing trade mark opinions, filing and prosecuting trade mark applications and assisting with copyright and domain name issues.

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Hamilton Patent Executive



Our Hamilton team are looking to recruit a Patent Executive to join their ranks.

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Patent Attorneys



We are in search of experienced Patent Attorneys to join our team.

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