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Taking those first steps

It can feel daunting and overwhelming - we get that. To ensure we set up our newcomers for success, our graduates and summer clerks receive support from a number of senior and junior team members. They will help you navigate your way through the start of your career.

What to expect

You will be welcomed into our culture and given many opportunities to participate and learn. Of utmost importance to us is ensuring our environment is safe and aimed at encouraging growth. Every clerk and graduate is connected with a buddy and our truly accessible partnership is highly committed to supporting our next generation of solicitors through coaching and mentoring. Our office environment is bright, modern and deliberately designed to break down any hierarchies.

Duncan side

“Since joining the property team I have already gained invaluable experience and Cavell has provided a seamless transition from study to work. Outside of the work, Cavell has provided endless opportunities to get to know and build relationships with other members of the firm, which really helps to make you feel a part of the team.”

Duncan Bickley

CL MG 7093

“From day one I was offered challenging and meaningful work and I truly felt like one of the team. My graduate rotation gave me the opportunity to work alongside some of New Zealand’s brightest legal minds and to find my area of interest in a safe and exciting environment. It also gave me endless opportunities to grow my confidence and profile as a young lawyer. I am so grateful to have started my career at Cavell.”

Kendal Cosgrove

MG 2602 RGB

“ When I came into the litigation team I was immediately given meaningful work and opportunities. Cavell shows a dedication to its graduates and junior staff and has been supportive throughout the process and I found myself actively engaging with partners and senior lawyers from the get-go.  The firm is proud of its culture and provides all team members with a great environment. I would recommend it to any graduate looking for the right mix of opportunity and experience.”

Blaise Harkerss

Kelly Ann side

"It provided me with an invaluable experience. I was warmly welcomed and rotated through all of the teams, with each tasking me with practical and rewarding work that taught me a lot! The team members at Cavell Leitch made us feel like a special part of the firm from our first day and made the experience fun and exciting."

Kelly-Ann Barr