Why choose Duncan Cotterill?

We act for some of New Zealand’s wealthiest and most successful companies and individuals. Some of our clients are large corporates. Some are starting their entrepreneurial journey. And others have been part of Canterbury and beyond as long as we have – 160 years. People and relationships are our lifeblood. But take it from us. We act for the companies and people who lead, influence and thrive in our economy. With Duncan Cotterill you will meet these people. Learn from them. And be part of a close knit team with all the benefits of big firm life.

Our lawyers come from all backgrounds. Some are our home-grown graduates. Others have worked in the largest law firms in the world. We advise on some of the most rewarding files in the market, in a progressive and supportive firm. All the things you expect are here – a great social programme, comprehensive training both internal and external, access to the highest quality resources, opportunities to network with peers in other professional firms and support to give to pro-bono and community activities.

We know training is important – so we provide in house, external and on the job opportunities. Our graduates and solicitors have comprehensive training programmes, tailored to their needs. Our practice groups hold regular forums to discuss legal issues with lawyers at all levels. And we provide a tailored development programme for our most senior lawyers. Plus we have regular lunch and learn sessions from our experienced lawyers.

But it’s not all work. Our employees get involved in a full range of social events - from touch rugby to yoga, book groups to tennis, ski days and mountain biking trips. We encourage community work – you will find us cooking for Ronald McDonald House, tree planting at the Halswell Quarry Park and providing pro bono support for a variety of community events.