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Almost all of our partners and lawyers summer clerked with the firm. It is a great way to start your career too.

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​​​​​​​​​​Think Bell Gully is where you would like to start your career? We've outlined below the key aspects of the application process and what to expect. Should you need further information, please contact one of the graduate recruitment team.

How to apply​

Applications for our summer clerk programme will open 17 March 2016.


If you are invited to attend an interview, we will be in touch by email and by phone. You will then be provided with more information about the firm and the interview process.


All the major firms make summer clerk offers on the 19th of May. No offers can be made before this time. Once you've received your offer, you need to make a careful assessment of your options.

You'll have a difficult decision to make about which firm is right for you. We want to give you every opportunity to consider Bell Gully, its culture and people. You will follow a comprehensive induction programme if you join us, with support at every stage. If you receive an offer from us you will be allocated a buddy. Your buddy will be one of our junior solicitors who will be able to offer you information and advice on your Summer Clerk Programme. Your buddy will contact you after you receive your offer. He or she will set up a time to meet you and show you around the offices. During the summer you will also be allocated a supporter to help you in each department. Again, if you feel you need to ask more questions, please ask – we're only too happy to answer them.​

​​​​​​​All applications are managed online using CVMail. The application form contains all the information ​we need. This information will be collected and held by Bell Gully's Human Resources Department. You have the right to access this personal information and to request correction of the info necessary to ensure its accuracy. You need an account with CVMail in order to apply online. Please visit the CVMail website to find out how you set up your own account here

​​2016 Recruitment Dates
Applications open 17 March 2016 
Applications close 31 March 2016 at 12pm 
Canterbury first interviews 6 April 2016 Evening function 6 April 2016
Auckland and Victoria first interviews 12 – 13 April 2016Evening function 12 April 2016
Otago first interviews 5 – 6 May 2016Evening function 5 May 2016
Second interviews Auckland and Wellington 13 May 2016 
Offers made 19 May 2016 
Offer Dinner Auckland 23 May and Wellington 26 May 2016