Summer Clerks & Graduates

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

Please note: Applications for Summer Clerk and Graduate roles have closed for 2018, but will open again for the 2019/2020 Summer in March 2019.

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 also an active social network including weekly drinks, staff parties and fund-raising activities for the 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 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 is 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


“Lane Neave gave me my first real taste of being a lawyer. The people were great, the work was interesting and I couldn’t have asked for a better firm to clerk with”
– Alex Beal

“A seriously invaluable experience. Being challenged while being well supported meant I learnt so much and had a heap of fun”
– Cassidy Wall

“Being a Summer Clerk at Lane Neave has been immensely rewarding. The challenging and exciting work, direct interaction with real clients and the incredible firm culture has made this an unforgettable learning experience”
– Sean Kim