We are proud to be a powerhouse of legal talent.

We're serving some of the most significant organisations domestically and internationally. The complexity and scope of issues and the substance of our clients define our legal practice.

As a lawyer with DLA Piper, you become part of an exceptional firm offering superb legal opportunities. You have the opportunity to develop your legal expertise, sharpen your commercial focus, and become a trusted advisor to clients around the globe.

Our New Zealand clients include many of the country's most important entities and organisations. Our global clients are on the pulse of the world's most important legislative, regulatory and commercial developments. The experience and exposure you gain working in this environment will further develop and define your legal career.

Summer Clerk to Partner: Reuben Woods, Partner in our Auckland office, talks about his journey from summer clerk to partner at DLA Piper.

Reuben Woods Video

My International Secondment: Sam Wilson, Associate in our London office, talks about his international experience - moving from Auckland to London within DLA Piper.

Sam Wilson Video

Career progression

Our people are at the very heart of our business; that's why we are committed to ensuring everyone has access to the learning, development and experiences they need to progress their careers with us. DLA Piper New Zealand is a meritocracy. We acknowledge and reward excellence amongst our people. Our promotion policies are transparent, based on merit, ensuring our best, and brightest become our future leaders and partners. We regularly review performance and provide our people with professional and personal development to support progress within the firm.

Learning and development

DLA Piper New Zealand supports you to reach your full potential. We are committed to developing your legal skills and your commercial, people management and client relationship capabilities. When you join us, you will:

  • Participate in a Best People Orientation.
  • Decide the best development plan for you, tailored to your individual needs.
  • Maintain your legal knowledge through many legal education courses available through DLA Piper.
  • Be offered opportunities to attend training courses.

Our DLA Piper talent management strategy offers the best International Learning and Development Curriculum. This programme supports the increasing needs of our people as they look to further their careers, whilst supporting our clients; wherever they operate around the world.

Our mentoring programme

Our programme is designed to benefit both our mentors and our mentees. Participants gain valuable experience and build valuable relationships, not to mention developing better understanding of the firm and receiving career development advice, all while creating networks and contacts.

Overseas applicants

We welcome expressions of interest for current job opportunities from overseas applicants with valid work permits to work in New Zealand.

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