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Duncan Cotterill

4.0
  • #4 in Law
  • 100 - 500 employees

About Duncan Cotterill

  • Law

Duncan Cotterill is a full service law firm with offices in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch. We employ over 180 people, including 120 qualified lawyers and 40 partners. It is our enterprising attitude that has led us to set up and grow offices in four distinct markets. It has also helped us build an energetic, diverse and collegial partnership. And it is what has attracted enterprising people and organisations to work with us.

As a summer clerk or graduate, you'll gain the best insight into what it's like working for an enterprising law firm by working alongside our lawyers and partners from day one. We will expose you to a variety of challenging work and our diverse clients from the beginning. You will also contribute to pro bono work that draws on the firm's knowledge and expertise to benefit charities, people, local communities and organisations that align with our core values. We relish the enthusiasm and fresh viewpoints that summer clerks and graduates bring to our firm's culture. We are large enough to offer our graduates a diverse range of work across different specialties but nimble enough to give them exposure to partners, senior lawyers and clients. We offer support for your professional study (at graduate level) and ongoing training and development in an inclusive and supportive work environment.
 

Graduate Review

4.0
Overall score based on 10 reviews
8.1
Culture
8.4
Management
8.3
Office Work Environment
8.4
Work Hours
8.1
Culture
8.4
Management
8.3
Office Work Environment
8.4
Work Hours
  • Feeling like I'm making good use of my degree and progressing in the profession I wanted to be in
  • We are a medium sized firm so as a graduate you get exposed to working with a broad range of clients. We have the positive attributes of smaller boutique firms, whereby you can get to know everyone in the firm on a personable level, while still getting some of the work that bigger law firms undertake.
  • Great work & experiences, development
  • The people and the culture.
  • People-centered - down to earth company with a good focus on work-life balance
  • Sausage rolls at morning tea
  • Holiday shut down period
  • Being endlessly busy and being under pressure at times
  • Billing target
  • The lack of autonomy over schedule and dress code.
  • Nature of the work can be stressful with tight deadlines
  • The pay (but it will go up)

Opportunities

  • Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch
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Law, Legal Studies & Justice

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Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Make the most of your student years – it’s a unique stage of life that goes by so quickly.

Hannah Doogan

  • Graduate stories
Make the most of your student years – it’s a unique stage of life that goes by so quickly.

Hannah Doogan

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  • Graduate stories
Make the most of your student years – it’s a unique stage of life that goes by so quickly.

Hannah Doogan

  • Graduate stories
Make the most of your student years – it’s a unique stage of life that goes by so quickly.

Hannah Doogan

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A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Dylan Casey

Dylan studied a Bachelor of Laws - BA/LLB at The University of Auckland and is now a Solicitor at Duncan Cotterill.
  • Day in the life

Dylan Casey

Dylan studied a Bachelor of Laws - BA/LLB at The University of Auckland and is now a Solicitor at Duncan Cotterill.
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  • Day in the life

Dylan Casey

Dylan studied a Bachelor of Laws - BA/LLB at The University of Auckland and is now a Solicitor at Duncan Cotterill.
  • Day in the life

Dylan Casey

Dylan studied a Bachelor of Laws - BA/LLB at The University of Auckland and is now a Solicitor at Duncan Cotterill.
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Videos


What to expect as a graduate and summer clerk at Duncan Cotterill

Graduates and summer clerks, get ready for a great experience in an enterprising law firm!

What to expect as a graduate and summer clerk at Duncan Cotterill

Graduates and summer clerks, get ready for a great experience in an enterprising law firm!