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At Russell McVeagh, it’s all about people.


We strive to do the best work for the best clients with the best people. We believe our reputation as New Zealand’s top law firm is due to the quality of our client base, and our commitment to excellence and teamwork.

We are often asked what makes Russell McVeagh the best law firm in New Zealand? Quite simply, it's our commitment to: excellence, and our intolerance of anything less. The drive, focus and energy we bring to our work is without equal. understanding our clients. We don’t just provide legal advice, we provide top quality strategic and commercially focused advice. our people and providing an exceptional working environment. We employ the best people. We ensure that they receive challenging and exciting work in a supportive setting and that they are rewarded for their efforts.

Russell McVeagh has a total staff of over 400 shared across our Auckland and Wellington offices. Our lawyers are highly regarded in their fields and are recognised internationally for their expertise.

To apply, please see our website when applications open. Application dates, are as follows:

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our recruitment team.

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At Russell McVeagh, we believe that young talent should be nurtured right from the start and were the first law firm to recognise student talent and achievement through a dedicated scholarship programme.

If you are a driven, all-round achiever with an interest in commercial law, a Russell McVeagh Scholarship will place you a step ahead of your peers and provide you with the tools you need for a very successful career in law. We are looking for all-round achievers with impressive academic results, with high levels of drive, enthusiasm, integrity, commitment and the desire to be the very best in your chosen career of law. If that sounds like you, we think you’ll be a great fit with us.

Our scholarship offers the following fantastic benefits to give you a head start in your career:

  • Financial assistance to help with the study costs of your law degree at a New Zealand university:
    • $1,000 for your first year of university (School Leaver Scholars only).
    • $2,000 in the following years (up to a maximum of four years) once you have been accepted into law school.
  • $6,000 additional payment if you join Russell McVeagh as a graduate.
  • The opportunity to have a work experience day at Russell McVeagh during your scholarship.
  • A Russell McVeagh solicitor or partner as your mentor – to provide support, guidance and practical help throughout your time at law school.
  • The opportunity to summer clerk at Russell McVeagh in your penultimate year of study.
  • Invitations to numerous social and work-related events throughout the year.

For more details on our scholarship programme, please visit our careers site here.

Apply Now

 

Applications for 2015-16 summer clerk positions at Russell McVeagh are now closed. Applications will reopen in March 2016.

For more information on our summer clerk programme, please visit www.summerclerk.co.nz or http://recruitment.russellmcveagh.com/Students

What can you expect from working here?

 

Once accepted into the summer clerk programme you can expect:

THE RIGHT TEAM

A careful match of people, teams and interests — getting the right mix of personality and skills is essential and we take care to ensure we get it right.

 

HAND'S ON EXPERIENCE

Hands-on work experience with Partners, working as part of a team on real client issues and applying the skills learned at university.

 

REAL WORK

To be included in conference calls, strategy sessions and client meetings, with appropriate oversight, explanation and support.

 

BUDDY SYSTEM

A buddy from within the firm to answer questions you may have about procedures, systems, expectations and as a sounding board for early assignments.

 

BIPARTITE/FLEXIBILITY

Summer clerks are based in one practice group with access to work from a second group, which gives them the opportunity to get meaningful work from at least two areas.

 

TRAINING

Our comprehensive training and professional development programmes are the best in Australasia. We have a tailored programme for the clerks, that continues throughout the summer.

 

PRACTICE GROUPS

We have a range of commercially focussed practice groups in the firm. Each team is led by a partner who is an expert in their field.

 

COMMUNITY

Our summer clerks have the opportunity to contribute to the firm’s pro bono clients through our summer clerk charity initiative.

 

INDUCTION TRIP

We welcome the clerks to the firm with a comprehensive induction programme including an overnight trip and team building activities.

 

SPONSORSHIP

Russell McVeagh is a longstanding sponsor of high school and university debating and numerous other university competitions and events.

 

SOCIAL

All summer clerks are encouraged to join in on our wide range of social activities including weekly ‘Friday Fives’, sports teams and various other firm events.

 

PERKS

Our policy is to employ people of a high calibre and remunerate accordingly. We offer a wide range of benefits including a clothing allowance and a full salary over the summer period.

 

 

At Russell McVeagh, we offer our graduates supportive teams and challenging, exciting work – plus we offer a range of great perks. You will receive the best training in New Zealand and our dedicated HR team will assist you in your transition to work. Russell McVeagh lawyers are recognised all over the world for their first class skills and experience.

The graduate programme at Russell McVeagh is a well-rounded programme that ensures you are exposed to all aspects of life at the firm. As a graduate at Russell McVeagh, you will:

  • Have your interests and personality carefully matched to the right partner-led team.
  • Work alongside the best lawyers in the business in both your team and in the wider practice groups.
  • Gain hands on work experience with real work.
  • Begin on a comprehensive, structured training programme that will continue through your entire time at Russell McVeagh.
  • Be supported through your professionals course and in obtaining admission to the Bar.
  • Formally belong to two practice groups (if you choose) as part of the firm’s bipartite system.
  • Have fun!

We also offer a range of programmes to help ease your transition into a career in law. Including an induction trip to meet all the Russell McVeagh graduates you will be working with, be allocated a buddy to ease your transition into the firm, and be encouraged to join in on the firm's active social, cultural and sporting life.

For more details on our graduate roles, please visit our careers site here.

Summer Clerk with us!

Russell McVeagh runs a summer clerk programme every year from November to February, in both our Auckland and Wellington offices. This is a great opportunity for students in their penultimate (or pre-penultimate, in some cases) year of study, to work in New Zealand's top law firm alongside some of the best solicitors in the country.

As a summer clerk at Russell McVeagh, you will work in at least two practice areas of your choice, have ongoing technical and soft skill training, meet some great people and have all the perks of working at a top tier firm. 

Our aim is for each of our summer clerks to have a great summer, get to know our firm, our people and our values and ultimately, to join us as a graduate once they finish university. This means that we only recruit as many summer clerks as we need for graduate positions.

For more details on our summer clerk programme, please visit our careers site here.

To apply, please see our website when applications open. Application dates, are as follows:

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our recruitment team.

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The Perks

 

We pay top people at the top end of the market – our policy is to employ people of high calibre and remunerate accordingly. In addition, we offer a wide range of benefits including:

Specifically for summer clerks:

  • a full salary over the summer period - Russell McVeagh pays top people at the top end of the market
  • a paid three week Christmas/New Year break
  • a $1000 clothing allowance, which you can spend wherever you wish, towards your business attire
  • health and wellbeing initiatives including subsidised gym membership, an onsite health nurse and confidential counselling.
  • a social calendar packed with top class events
  • access to fantastic resources, including cutting edge technology and one of New Zealand’s top legal libraries
  • access to a nanny service for emergency cover.
  • an induction trip at the beginning of the summer clerkship so you can meet the people you will be clerking with.

 

For more perks head to http://www.summerclerk.co.nz/working-here/perks/

To apply, please see our website when applications open. Application dates, are as below.

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our recruitment team.

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HR TEAM

We have an HR team with staff dedicated to the summer clerk programme to ensure your summer is the best that it can be, and that you come away having had a positive experience.

For more information about working at Russell McVeagh please visit our Careers site.  

 

Events

We will be attending a range of events across the country up until March 31 when applications for summer clerk roles close. 

Our events calendar shows everything we'll be doing right from our CV Workshops through to post-offer functions.

For all the details, view our events calendar here.

 

Summer Clerk with us!

Russell McVeagh runs a summer clerk programme every year from November to February, in both our Auckland and Wellington offices. This is a great opportunity for students in their penultimate (or pre-penultimate, in some cases) year of study, to work in New Zealand's top law firm alongside some of the best solicitors in the country.

As a summer clerk at Russell McVeagh, you will work in at least two practice areas of your choice, have ongoing technical and soft skill training, meet some great people and have all the perks of working at a top tier firm.

Our aim is for each of our summer clerks to have a great summer, get to know our firm, our people and our values and ultimately, to join us as a graduate once they finish university. This means that we only recruit as many summer clerks as we need for graduate positions.

For more details on our summer clerk programme, please visit our careers site here.

What can you expect from working here?

 

Once accepted into the summer clerk programme you can expect:

THE RIGHT TEAM

A careful match of people, teams and interests — getting the right mix of personality and skills is essential and we take care to ensure we get it right.

 

HAND'S ON EXPERIENCE

Hands-on work experience with Partners, working as part of a team on real client issues and applying the skills learned at university.

 

REAL WORK

To be included in conference calls, strategy sessions and client meetings, with appropriate oversight, explanation and support.

 

BUDDY SYSTEM

A buddy from within the firm to answer questions you may have about procedures, systems, expectations and as a sounding board for early assignments.

 

BIPARTITE/FLEXIBILITY

Summer clerks are based in one practice group with access to work from a second group, which gives them the opportunity to get meaningful work from at least two areas.

 

TRAINING

Our comprehensive training and professional development programmes are the best in Australasia. We have a tailored programme for the clerks, that continues throughout the summer.

 

PRACTICE GROUPS

We have a range of commercially focussed practice groups in the firm. Each team is led by a partner who is an expert in their field.

 

COMMUNITY

Our summer clerks have the opportunity to contribute to the firm’s pro bono clients through our summer clerk charity initiative.

 

INDUCTION TRIP

We welcome the clerks to the firm with a comprehensive induction programme including an overnight trip and team building activities.

 

SPONSORSHIP

Russell McVeagh is a longstanding sponsor of high school and university debating and numerous other university competitions and events.

 

SOCIAL

All summer clerks are encouraged to join in on our wide range of social activities including weekly ‘Friday Fives’, sports teams and various other firm events.

 

PERKS

Our policy is to employ people of a high calibre and remunerate accordingly. We offer a wide range of benefits including a clothing allowance and a full salary over the summer period.

 

 

To apply, please see our website when applications open. Application dates, are as follows:

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our recruitment team.

Russell McVeagh Graduate Jobs Table

HR TEAM

We have an HR team with staff dedicated to the summer clerk programme to ensure your summer is the best that it can be, and that you come away having had a positive experience.

For more information about working at Russell McVeagh please visit our Careers site.  

 

Events

We will be attending a range of events across the country up until March 31 when applications for summer clerk roles close. 

Our events calendar shows everything we'll be doing right from our CV Workshops through to post-offer functions.

For all the details, view our events calendar here.

 

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