Summer Clerks & Graduates

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 makes the complex simple …  get in touch with our Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, Sophie Dennan on +64 210 483315 or


Applications will reopen in March 2022. We are not currently recruiting for graduates.

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key dates

Pre-interview function Christchurch & Queenstown – Wednesday 19 May 2021

Pre interview function Auckland – Monday 17 May 2021

Interviews Between 17 – 21 May 2021

Offers By end of May 2021

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Auckland University – 3 March

Victoria University – 4 March

Otago University – 9 March

University of Canterbury – 10 March

AUT – 11 March

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