Careers at Bell Gully

Bell Gully, lawyers of choice for New Zealand corporates, government and inbound investors.

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​​​​​​At Bell Gully we aim for excellence and we do everything we can to help our people achieve it through every stage of their career. Our teams are close-knit and supportive, so we don't just believe in teamwork, we rely on it.​

At Bell Gully you'll work with some of the brightest legal and business minds in the country, advise New Zealand's leading brands and organisations and be part of the biggest deals. With clients including iconic New Zealand companies, innovative start ups, leading multi-nationals, global investment banks, financial institutions and government agencies, you're in the right place to take your career to the next level.

We aim for excellence in everything we do including developing our people at each stage of their career. 

To empower our people to reach their full potential we embrace diversity and strive to build an inclusive culture that respects individuals.  We value diversity and recognise it as a source of our competitive advantage.

Further detail is provided on our diversity and inclusion page.

Our feet are firmly on the ground and we have demonstrated our commitment to supporting the wider community through our well established and supported pro bono programme.

Further detail is provided on our community investment page.

We look for energy, passion, a commitment to excellence and a drive to succeed. We look for the best in the business.

At Bell Gully we aim for excellence and we do everything we can to help our people achieve it through every stage of their career.​

Bell Gully is a special place​​​ to work
It's our people, our values and our environment that sets Bell Gully's culture apart.

Part of being the best is providing an environment where people feel they can give their best. We are proud of our down to earth, inclusive style where everybody is an important and valued part of the team. It's a comfortable and welcoming place to be.

Embracing diver​sity and inclusion
We recognise and value individual contributions to the firm's success. We develop talent regardless of culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political views or physical ability. We encourage and value diversity and see this as a source of competitive advantage.

Strong and supportive​ teams
At Bell Gully, we don't just believe in teamwork, we rely on it. We support, respect and encourage each other, showing genuine interest.

Commitment to excelle​​nce
We are a group of people committed to developing our practice, winning new work and who are passionate about the long-term success of our firm.

We are innovative, adaptable and we aim to achieve excellence both at work and in our personal lives.

We cele​brate!
​​With an annual Bell Gully ball in each office, Christmas parties, family friendly events, personalised acknowledgements from our Chair, special morning teas, or something else a little special.

​​​As a full service commercial law firm, you'll be joining a professional services environment full of talented people who are leaders in the field.

Bell Gully opens up a world of career opportunities working with a range of clients including iconic New Zealand brands, innovative start-ups, leading multinationals, global investment banks, financial institutions and government agencies.

The work is challenging and rewarding, you will be well supported and work at a firm that believes in your success.

Bell Gully has a strong team culture.

Many of our partners and senior staff began their careers with us and many of our alumni have returned several times over.

They know how important it is to share their knowledge and experience and to be open to the fresh ideas and thinking of others.

To us team work is demonstrated through healthy debate, mutual support, cohesive problem solving and shared success. We rely on our collaborative approach to deliver first class value and​ services to our clients, both external and within the business.

Our pro bono work, sponsorships, and support for a wide range of community groups and organisations, help us extend our values beyond our office doors. Furth​er detail is provided on our community investment page.​

We encourage our staff to lead balanced and full lives and to participate in activities and have interests outside work.​

In addition to a competitive salary we offer a range of benefits and initiatives to help our people maintain a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle. This includes:

  • a comprehensive health and well-being programme,

  • an annual subsidy for gym memberships,

  • an annual subsidy towards health insurance,

  • a generous and supportive parental leave policy and entitlements, including a 'keeping in touch' plan while you are on leave and tailored 'return to work' plans to suit individual circumstances,

  • free legal advice to an annual level, and

  • celebrations of significant occasions in the lives and careers of our people.

Great em​​​ployer
​​Bell Gully is a great employer, committed to your wellbeing and offering flexibility throughout your working life. We value what you do for the firm and we will support you in striking the elusive work life balance.

Great premis​​es
You will work in a light, open plan office with impressive views. An enjoyable physical environment enhances your working life and our offices are designed to encourage team work and communication.

Great f​​​un
We work hard and play harder! Sports teams, an annual ball in both offices, drinks, team coffees, quizzes and department weekends away. The social sid​e at Bell Gully is second to none.​