Current opportunities

12 November 2021

Bell Gully has some of the country's brightest legal and business minds working together in a close-knit and supportive environment.

2022 Graduate Roles - Litigation

  • Graduate development opportunity
  • IPLS professional studies included
  • Top tier firm

Bell Gully is independently recognised as New Zealand’s leading commercial law firm, opening 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. We aim for excellence and our people are the foundation for our continued success.

About the roles

Our Auckland litigation team is looking to hire graduates for 2022. Our graduate programme begins in late January 2022, and includes the completion of your IPLS professional studies course, as well as our highly-regarded Next Programme (our in-house programme to support the career development of graduates and junior lawyers). We are looking for graduates to join the following teams:

  • Commercial Litigation: Our commercial litigation practice encompasses a broad range of fields, including commercial and contract disputes, financial crime and regulation, competition law, class actions, construction law, insolvency, and insurance work.
  • IP & Media: Our IP & Media team advise clients on all aspects of intellectual property (including trade marks, copyright, patent infringement and passing off) as well as in all areas of media law (covering defamation, Court reporting, advertising, Fair Trading Act, promotions, privacy and data protection).
  • Employment: Our team advises medium to large corporate and public sector employers on their rights and responsibilities under New Zealand employment law, including the Employment Relations Act, Holidays Act, Health and Safety at Work Act, Privacy Act and related legislation.

We believe that our depth of experience, strong advocacy skills, and strategic commercial judgement make us New Zealand's leading litigation practice. As a graduate you'll work with some of the brightest legal and business minds in the country, and work with us on some of the most important and challenging cases and regulatory investigations in New Zealand.

Part of being the best is providing a supportive team 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.

If you are completing (or have completed) your law degree this year, have strong academics, excellent written and analytical skills, and the motivation to deliver high quality legal services to our clients, please get in touch.

Culture and benefits

In addition to a strong team culture, we offer a range of benefits and initiatives to help our people maintain a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle. This includes:

  • professional development opportunities,
  • community support programmes,
  • a comprehensive health and wellbeing programme,
  • an annual subsidy for health insurance and a range of wellbeing activities,
  • sports teams, an annual ball, regular team events and department weekends away.

Applications close Friday 26 November. We are only accepting applications from direct candidates (applications from recruitment agencies or consultants will not be accepted). Please email if you would like to discuss anything further.

We continuously work hard to ensure our workplace is inclusive, and trust that different experiences, perspectives, and values work together to achieve a better outcome. As such, this position is open to anyone with the qualifying skill set.