Buddle Findlay

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Although sitting just outside the triumvirate of Russell McVeagh, Chapman Tripp and Bell Gully, the long-established Buddle Findlay enjoys a reputation as one of the country’s foremost commercial and public law firms. 


The firm has developed a significant summer clerking programme and worked successfully towards building greater workplace flexiblity.  With a national footprint, it also provides quality legal work across almost 200 lawyers in its three offices.


Philip Maitland

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Firm Chair

Paul Beverley

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Auckland,Wellington & Christchurch

Ranking on the LawFuel Diversity Index

26 per cent women partners

Graduate Starting Salary


Programmes and Clerkships

Careers Website

The firm offers a full summer clerkship programme.

Staff Benefits include – 

  • Fully subsidised medical scheme
  • An additional day’s leave each year which can be used on your birthday or for another special occasion
  • Study grants / study leave / graduation leave
  • Long service leave
  • Social calendar including regular Friday night drinks, quiz nights, movie nights, mid-year formal function for staff and their partners
  • Resilience training
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Annual free flu jabs onsite
  • In-house Pilates classes
  • Annual Wellness week programme
  • Access to massages and chiropractic services
  • Corporate sports teams and events

Recruitment & Vacancies

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“Diversity within Buddle Findlay provides a level of discussion and robustness of thought that gives us strength as a firm, enabling us to grow as individuals and as a collective – providing the best solutions for our clients.  If you want to work with talented people who take the law seriously and value and respect each other then join us. ” 

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