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Duncan Cotterill

4.0
  • 100 - 500 employees

2022 Graduates

Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch
Permanent graduate positions for 2022 available across all four offices - Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Start Date
7 Mar 2022

Application dates

Applications Open
4 Mar 2021
Applications Close
6 Apr 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
L
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law

Like you, we take opportunities when they arise. It's this enterprising attitude that's led us to set up and grow offices in four distinct markets. It's helped us to build an energetic, diverse and collegial partnership. And it's what's attracted enterprising people and organisations to work with us ... time after time. Every year we welcome a group of graduates into our national programme designed to ensure you get maximum support and exposure to a wide variety of work. You can expect to be involved in client work from day one, included within our specialised teams of solicitors, associates and partners all working together to achieve the best outcome for our clients. You'll receive plenty of support and guidance from our senior staff. Not only will we be eager to hear your new ideas, but we'll also look forward to learning about the latest research and technologies you have developed during your time at university.

We put a lot of time and thought into making Duncan Cotterill a great place to work - a place that rewards excellence and, at the same time, recognises and encourages individuality. Our graduates are encouraged to get involved in firm social events alongside partners and colleagues at all levels. Activities include sports, university-based activities (sponsorship of university wellness weeks and representation at career expos), community participation and hosting clients at firm events. We recognise a healthy work life balance as the key to delivering great work and building a strong culture.

We invest a lot of time in making sure our graduates and summer clerks have a rewarding experience and are given the tools they need to become excellent lawyers. Therefore, we are very proud of our achievement and being listed as winners of the the Law category for the Grad New Zealand Top 100 Graduate Employers list for 2021.

Your journey

  • Accessible partners with an open-door policy
  • Challenging and interesting work opportunities, including early interaction with clients
  • Multiple levels of support from peers, colleagues, partners and other professionals
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Buddy and mentor programme
  • Regular constructive feedback
  • Great professional support networks
  • Support and payment for the completion of your professionals study (graduates only)
  • Competitive remuneration and benefit package
  • Clothing allowance for graduates
  • Sustainable working to support the pursuit of interests and hobbies
  • Great culture
  • Pro bono and community involvement opportunities

We are looking for graduates to join our offices in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch in March 2022.

Application procedures

Please complete our application form and submit your CV, Covering Letter and Academic Transcript accessible via our website

Residency requirements

New Zealand Citizens and Permanent Residents only (inc. Australian Citizens).

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
After years of studying and applying the law to hypothetical legal issues in a classroom, I find it very rewarding to finally have the opportunity to put my legal theory into practice for the benefit of the people and communities of Aotearoa.

Levi Taipari Farrell

  • Graduate stories
After years of studying and applying the law to hypothetical legal issues in a classroom, I find it very rewarding to finally have the opportunity to put my legal theory into practice for the benefit of the people and communities of Aotearoa.

Levi Taipari Farrell

  • Graduate stories
Make the most of your student years – it’s a unique stage of life that goes by so quickly.

Hannah Doogan

  • Graduate stories
Make the most of your student years – it’s a unique stage of life that goes by so quickly.

Hannah Doogan

  • Graduate stories
After years of studying and applying the law to hypothetical legal issues in a classroom, I find it very rewarding to finally have the opportunity to put my legal theory into practice for the benefit of the people and communities of Aotearoa.

Levi Taipari Farrell

  • Graduate stories
After years of studying and applying the law to hypothetical legal issues in a classroom, I find it very rewarding to finally have the opportunity to put my legal theory into practice for the benefit of the people and communities of Aotearoa.

Levi Taipari Farrell

  • Graduate stories
Make the most of your student years – it’s a unique stage of life that goes by so quickly.

Hannah Doogan

  • Graduate stories
Make the most of your student years – it’s a unique stage of life that goes by so quickly.

Hannah Doogan