Careers

The future is bright

We hire proactive and resourceful people. We value people who think ahead and get noticed, which is why we strive for a working environment that inspires confidence and courage. We expect you to work hard but we will also make sure you have fun and celebrate success.

We offer outstanding career opportunities and our enterprising culture makes Duncan Cotterill a unique place to develop professionally. In 2012 and 2013, we won Employer of Choice – Large Law Firm Category at the New Zealand Law Awards.

Our enterprising approach

Our approach to practising law includes defining the issues and opportunities our diverse and high calibre range of clients will face tomorrow, while helping them navigate the legal risks and realities today.

We are proud of the values that tell the story of who we are, and where we have come from. They frame all that we do, and who we are distinctively as a firm in the market place. Read more about what these values mean to us as an employer, how we build our relationships with clients and within our communities.

Whether you choose to work with us in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson or Christchurch, you’ll find yourself alongside some of the best legal minds, whose expertise across numerous sectors sets us apart.

We invest heavily in our people

Because people are central to what we do, we invest a great deal of time and effort to finding and developing the most talented individuals. We attract and reward top talent with a competitive salary package and great benefits.

Our partners work closely with their teams and you will have a high level of access to them. This will help you grow and develop in your chosen area. This approachability and involvement also helps to cement a strong collegial atmosphere within teams.

Across our offices we have a range of organised social activities, sports teams and stimulating opportunities to help you really get to know your colleagues personally as well as professionally.

To be part of our energetic team we're looking for:

  • A proactive attitude and enterprising nature
  • A strong sense of ethics, and professional integrity
  • A willingness to reach that little bit further when required
  • A team-player mindset
  • Passion and initiative
  • An inquisitive nature and an eye for detail
  • An approachable personality

Is there a role for you right now?