2023 Graduate Role - Litigation Wellington

28 July 2022

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

2023 Graduate Roles - Litigation

  • Graduate development opportunity
  • A supportive and inclusive culture
  • A comprehensive health and wellbeing programme

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, iwi and government agencies. We aim for excellence and our people are the foundation for our continued success.

About the role

We have a 2023 graduate position available in our litigation department in our Wellington office.  Our graduate programme begins in late January 2023, 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). 

Our commercial litigation practice encompasses a broad range of fields, including commercial and contract disputes, public law, Māori legal issues, competition law, class actions, construction law, insolvency and employment law.
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 in New Zealand.

We are looking for a student who will be ready to start professional legal studies with our 2023 cohort at the end of January.  If you have completed your law degree or are in your final semester of University, 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

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.  

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;
  • flexible work practices, plus a comprehensive health and wellbeing programme;
  • graduation leave, admission leave, a Bell Gully Day
  • an annual subsidy for health insurance and a range of wellbeing activities; and
  • sports teams, an annual ball, regular team events and department weekends away.

Applications close Wednesday 17 August. We are only accepting applications from direct candidates (applications from recruitment agencies or consultants will not be accepted).  Please email haylie.harris@bellgully.com if you would like more information.

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.