Founded in the 1860’s, Lane Neave is one of the largest and most highly regarded law firms in New Zealand.
A full-service law firm located in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown, the firm is led by 25 partners and employs more than 165 staff nationwide.
At Lane Neave you get the best of both worlds. We have the capability of our larger peers, but with the intimacy and approachability of a boutique firm.
We’re pretty proud of the way we work and the non hierarchal, friendly working culture. We have an extremely strong focus on client service, are very professional but also don’t take ourselves too seriously.
We’re a sociable firm. We work hard but also reckon it’s important to have pleasant working environment and have a life outside the office too.
At Lane Neave, you’ll feel supported, trusted and valued.
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 social events, staff parties and fundraising 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.