Summer Clerks & Graduates

At Lane Neave, you’ll feel supported, trusted and valued.

Summer clerk recruitment update, 23 March

With today’s announcement from the Prime Minister setting out the Level 4 Alert requirements, we have decided to extend the closing day for applications to Friday 24 April 2020.

Our offices will be closed for the next four weeks however staff will be working from home and will receive your applications during this time.

We will be adjusting the dates for interviews and will use the advice from the Ministry of Health to reassess the format that these will follow and to ensure everyone is kept safe.

We will keep our website and social media updated so please check in regularly.

Kia kaha from the Lane Neave Summer Clerk Recruitment Team

The Lane Neave way

Our culture has been the cornerstone of our success and is what really sets us apart from other full service law firms.

While being professional is a given, we put a high value on having a different personality. It’s our people that contribute to our unique firm DNA – we want you to be yourself.

Our partners and senior staff will make the effort to get to know you, value your ideas and will happily share their knowledge.

Get a life

We care about our people and this is reflected in way we encourage a work-life balance. Sure, there are times when our clients need us to work late to help with an important matter but we don’t give out prizes to the last one who turns out the lights.

There’s an active social network including events and staff parties, plus the opportunity to volunteer for initiative or charities we support.

Size isn’t everything

If you think it’s the ‘big’ firms that get the better work, you’re wrong. Our teams (including grads and summer clerks) work with some of the largest companies, strongest brands and biggest projects in New Zealand.

We have the legal capability of a large firm and approachability of a boutique firm. This sets us apart and is a reason why our clients and staff love working with us.

Grow with us

At Lane Neave it’s about doing great work and having an enjoyable time doing it. You won’t spend all day bent over the photocopier. Your work will include connecting with great clients and you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in some complex cases.

We’ll help you develop the career you want and encourage you to follow your passion. You’ll rub shoulders with people from every practice area and develop a wide range of skills that will help kick-start your career.

Let’s chat

So, if you’re a team player, share our values and want to be part of a firm that gives damn good advice… get in touch with Georgie Mortensen, HR Manager on +64 3 379 3720 or


Summer Clerk positions are available in Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown. Applications for 2020 are now open and will close on Friday 24 April at 5.00pm.

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We are not recruiting for graduate roles at this time.

key dates

Applications open – 2 March

Applications close – 24 April at 5.00pm

Pre-interview functions – to be confirmed

Offers made – by the end of May

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