Like you, we take opportunities when they arise. It's this enterprising attitude that's led us to set up and grow offices in four distinct markets. It's helped us to build an energetic, diverse and collegial partnership. And it's what's attracted enterprising people and organisations to work with us ... time after time. Every year we welcome a group of graduates into our national programme designed to ensure you get maximum support and exposure to a wide variety of work. You can expect to be involved in client work from day one, included within our specialised teams of solicitors, associates and partners all working together to achieve the best outcome for our clients. You'll receive plenty of support and guidance from our senior staff. Not only will we be eager to hear your new ideas, but we'll also look forward to learning about the latest research and technologies you have developed during your time at university.
We put a lot of time and thought into making Duncan Cotterill a great place to work - a place that rewards excellence and, at the same time, recognises and encourages individuality. Our graduates are encouraged to get involved in firm social events alongside partners and colleagues at all levels. Activities include sports, university-based activities (sponsorship of university wellness weeks and representation at career expos), community participation and hosting clients at firm events. We recognise a healthy work life balance as the key to delivering great work and building a strong culture.
We invest a lot of time in making sure our graduates and summer clerks have a rewarding experience and are given the tools they need to become excellent lawyers. Therefore, we are very proud of our achievement and being listed as winners of the the Law category for the Grad New Zealand Top 100 Graduate Employers list for 2021.
We are looking for graduates to join our offices in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch in March 2022.
Please complete our application form and submit your CV, Covering Letter and Academic Transcript accessible via our website
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