Will I be involved in real legal work?
Absolutely. Our programme is based on involving you in the work we do. You will spend time in three of our legal departments from day one, working closely with our solicitors and partners. The experience you will gain from working in three legal practice areas will allow you to make the important choice about which department you would like to start your career in.
“One of the highlights of working at a place like Bell Gully is the opportunity to play a role in ground-breaking legal developments. It’s exciting to know something you’ve worked on will set a new precedent in the Courts or lay the foundation for law reform”. Alora Johnson, Bell Gully Summer Clerk, 2015/2016.
Does any other firm do this?
Our leadership programme and the three department rotations are unique to Bell Gully.
“Coming from university, most of us have little idea about what specific area of law we want to do. I found Bell Gully’s three rotations invaluable in giving me a taste of what the different departments are like. This is something that the other law firms just don't offer.”
Stephen Rankin, Bell Gully Summer Clerk, 2015/2016.
How does the summer clerk programme fit into the overall career progression of staff?
Summer clerking at Bell Gully is the first step in your career with us. From day one we start to invest in you. You'll begin to learn the skills which you will continue to develop through your career. We will identify the knowledge and skills you will need to develop over time and our excellent training programme will help get you there. If later you want to travel and work overseas, we'll help you with introductions and keep in touch with you through our alumni programme.
“The support we get at Bell Gully makes the firm stand out from the rest. We have countless training sessions and support systems in place to make us feel valued and supported throughout the whole summer.”
Hadley van Schaik, Bell Gully Summer Clerk, 2015/2016
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