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Venture Further with Buddle Findlay

We believe a law firm’s best asset is its people. So we’re on the lookout for talented and highly motivated individuals who are ready to enter the world of corporate and
commercial law.

Being a summer clerk with Buddle Findlay is an incredible launch pad for your legal career. The work is challenging, rewarding and full of opportunities to develop not only your legal skills, but your business and communication skills as well.

Ready to take the next step?

Connect with our clients

Enjoy real work! As an integral part of our team, you’ll get hands on experience with exciting projects for multinational corporations, major financial institutions, state-owned enterprises, as well as national and local government bodies.

Just some of the clients you could be working with:

  • Auckland Council
  • ANZ Bank
  • Bank of New Zealand
  • CERA (Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority)
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Christchurch International Airport
  • Contact Energy
  • Coca-Cola South Pacific
  • District Health Boards
  • Emirates
  • Kiwibank
  • KiwiRail
  • Infratil (including Wellington International Airport and NZ Bus)
  • New Zealand Post
  • Office of Treaty Settlements
  • PocketSmith – a personal finance and budgeting web application
  • Sky Television
  • Sport New Zealand
  • Vend – retail web-based point-of-sale and inventory management software
  • Visa Worldwide Pte
  • Zespri Group.

Find out more about what we do for our clients and the areas we practice in here.

About Buddle Findlay

We are an internationally recognised, full service law firm with offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Buddle Findlay has more than 180 lawyers, including 42 partners, plus a national support team.

Our highly experienced partnership brings energy and enthusiasm to New Zealand’s legal market. We’re focused on our clients and their businesses and are dedicated to providing expert advice. We are acknowledged as a market leader in building effective and innovative partnerships with our clients. In fact, our clients tell us we have a reputation as pragmatic, solution focused and approachable advisers.

In the community

At Buddle Findlay, corporate social responsibility is not just a nice ‘add-on’. Giving back to our community through charitable involvement and pro bono work is a fundamental element of the way we do business. We are proud to support hospitals in caring for children through our own Buddle Findlay Child Health Foundation which is in its ninth year and has given more than $760,000 in contributions since 2005. We also sponsor the Buddle Findlay Negotiation Competition, an undergraduate law student competition held throughout New Zealand universities.

Pro bono

Buddle Findlay recognises the difficulty some community organisations have in accessing legal services. We encourage our lawyers to assist pro bono clients in any area where they have expertise. Many of our partners and staff are also involved in community boards, committees and charitable trusts. Just some of the community clients we support include CCS Disability Action Auckland, Dress for Success, Kaibosh, Laura Fergusson Trust, Save the Children New Zealand and Volunteer Army Foundation.

"Right from the beginning I've been involved in exciting work for some great clients. The work is varied and at times pretty challenging but you get rewarded. The teams are supportive and encouraging."
Alexandra Wallace, Senior Solicitor, Auckland

Applications for the 2014 summer
clerk programme have now closed.

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