Development programme

Bell Gully is a great place to start your career. 

​​We recognise that there is more to being a successful lawyer than just knowing the law. When we plan our programme, we listen to our lawyers, our clients and our summer interns from previous years. Our leadership modules complement your time in the departments and will focus on the following skills:

Leadership skills

If you work with the best, you become the best. To develop your leadership skills, we get some of the firm's friends from the business world, from academia, and from New Zealand's best sporting teams to help you explore how to become a great leader.

Commercial skills

To develop your commercial skills, we take you out to meet our clients so you can hear about their business first-hand. We follow this up with in-house business training.

Personal skills

We will help you develop your personal skills to help you achieve work–life balance. You will learn communication skills and how to develop your career. You will also play an important part in our support of our community.

Why are we doing this? We've been New Zealand's leading law firm since 1840 by attracting and developing the best talent - and we plan to lead for the next 100 years and beyond.