Managing Director

Jennifer Little has 19 years’ experience in the legal sector. After working for leading law firms for eight years, Jennifer has spent the last 11 years searching and placing within for many of New Zealand and Australia’s top-tier, mid-tier and boutique law firms.

Known for her creative thinking, Jennifer has proactively responded to the increasing shortage of lawyers by developing a bespoke search tool – the only one of its kind in the market.

Jennifer is a connector and enjoys developing long-term relationships built on trust, transparency and commitment.

Her deep knowledge of the legal industry sees her regularly advise partnerships across: leadership; succession planning; business growth and development; performance management, development and retention; and remuneration.

Outside of JLR, Jennifer performs professionally as a soprano soloist across New Zealand and Australia.  Jennifer is also a member of the Rotary Club of Wellington and an Associate Partner with Fisher Leadership New Zealand.

Phone:  +64 21 611 416

Senior Researcher

A Senior Researcher, Cat is responsible for search and placement, talent pipelining and execution for JLR clients. Cat is well connected within the legal profession and is right up to date with current trends in the legal sector.

She is passionate about identifying the best people for great roles in New Zealand, and throughout Australia, UK, Europe and Asia. In a previous life Cat was a lawyer, which provides her unique insight into drivers for both law firms and potential candidates. Prior to joining JLR, Cat specialised in Resource Management Law at top tier law firm Simpson Grierson in Christchurch, where she was involved in several major local authority projects.

Cat manages JLR’s relationships with key global firms to provide New Zealand talent who are looking for international talent. She ensures those opportunities are presented to the New Zealand lawyers looking to head overseas in the near future, enabling an easy transition for lawyers into the global market.

Outside of work Cat loves spending time with family and friends, with good food and wine, or some serenity with a good book and throw.

Executive Assistant & Business Operations

Sharon is the first point of contact for JLR clients and candidates, and works directly with JLR’s Managing Director in the day-to-day business operations. With an extensive business services background and legal executive qualification, Sharon is well placed to assist JLR clients.

Sharon is very familiar with the legal context, having previously worked at Chapman Tripp, Russell McVeagh, Duncan Cotterill in Sydney, Allen & Overy in London, and Hogan Lovells in London. 

Outside of the office, Sharon is busy teaching and training taekwondo, cycling and hiking with her two girls, and (when the Wellington weather allows) trying her hand at astrophotography.