Several of the mid tier firms offer either internship opportunities or at least encourage graduates to seek them out. The boutiques are obviously smaller, but can provide specialised roles in areas like IP, M&A, technology and the like, frequently having spun out of the large firms. As always, investigating and enquiring about opportunities can pay dividends.
Dundas Street Employment Lawyers
Wellington-based employment law specialists.
13 partner Lower Hutt-based practice
The small Auckland boutique specialises in dispute resolution matters, focused on high partner involvement.
Billing itself as a project law specialist, Greenwood Roche (10 partners) has established a high reputation and strong culture, rivalling the Big Law firms.
11 partner Bay of Plenty firm with a strong client base and progressive culture.
Kayes Fletcher Walker
The Manukau Crown Solicitor has a large contingent of litigators run by the three director firm, offering well sought-after roles on the occasional basis. Read Here
Malley & Co
Providing both generalist and specialist opportunities, the 9 partner firm is open to career enquiries
A specialist litigation practice focused upon insurance law, maritime law and other areas, McElroys provide top prospects for lawyers seeking challenging & rewarding litigation careers.
Norris Ward McKinnon
A Hamilton-based firm providing commercial, property and related legal services.
Saunders & Co
Christchurch general practice firm with a solid Canterbury client base
Thomas Dewar Sziranyi Letts
One of the largest litigation specialist firms in New Zealand, the 6 partner firm is based in Wellington.