'Our clients are our compass'.

When you work for DLA Piper, they will be due north for you too. Clients drive our outlook.

We have a down-to-earth manner and practical, commercial outlook. You’ll be treated as part of a cohesive team that has a focused goal, delivering an outstanding client experience. We’re also known for flexibility and fun, while never abandoning our mutual respect. We see strength in diversity where others may see differences.

You’ll be pragmatic, intelligent, an achiever, a communicator, a potential leader and very client aware. You're a team player and have a sense of fun and adventure. You’ll be commercial in outlook and, if you are a lawyer, you’ll have great university grades.
Your attitude tells us a lot. We’ll look actively at your experience outside academic life. 

What We Look For

Rewards and benefits

Our people enjoy great working incentives. Here are some of the benefits you will receive working at DLA Piper:

Rewards & Benefits Matrix

Diversity and inclusion

We are working hard to ensure that our talent pool is diverse. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual.

We know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued and that's why we strive to be a business where everyone can thrive, develop and succeed based on their talent. Our aim is to build an inclusive and supportive culture where all our people feel they belong and can achieve their best.

Our community and you

Our commitment to pro bono is unparalleled and engrained in our culture. Our approach to pro bono is consistent with our vision to be "truly local, truly global" and we have a strong pro bono practice that is appropriate to the local circumstances and cultures in which we work.

Here in New Zealand we have a 26-year pro bono legal relationship with the Starship Foundation, the philanthropic arm of New Zealand's national children's hospital, Starship. We also support The Prince's Trust NZ, StarJam, Oxfam, Canteen, Community Law and a large range of other organisations. 

Our global pro bono initiative, New Perimeter, provides long term pro bono legal assistance in under-served regions around the world and our New Zealand lawyers are actively involved in this programme. Our Global Scholarships Programme is the first of its kind. We support students from the world's least developed countries to access funding, mentoring and placements across our global practice over a two-year period, helping to develop the next generation of leaders.

In 2019, we donated over 1,840 pro bono hours locally and more than 200,000 pro bono hours globally.