Applications for Graduates 2025 are now closed

We're looking for outstanding Graduates in their last year of study to work on top commercial dispute and public law work for some of New Zealand's leading businesses from mid February to early March 2025.

Wilson Harle is recognised as a leading New Zealand dispute resolution practice by multiple international legal directories, as well as being awarded Litigation and Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year at the NZ Law Awards in successive recent years. Our speciality is commercial litigation which we practice across many areas of law and commerce so your work with us will be varied and interesting. For example, you could be working on defamation cases, public and regulatory law, maritime law, competition law, contract disputes, negligence and complex criminal cases.

At Wilson Harle, you’ll be working directly alongside the partners who have appeared as counsel in the High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as the Supreme Court of New Zealand and the Privy Council.

We’re passionate about our work and about developing New Zealand’s next top litigation lawyers. Our lawyers are exposed to a wide variety of challenging legal work, enabling them to learn quickly. Enjoy one-on-one mentoring and training in a collegial and collaborative environment.

We are looking for people who exhibit the following characteristics which we think will enable them to develop into excellent litigators:

  • a desire to build a successful career in litigation practice
  • enthusiasm for working collaboratively
  • strong intellect and intellectual curiosity
  • willingness to learn, including about yourself
  • integrity, courage and resilience
  • confidence to express ideas and ability to communicate them clearly and convincingly
  • capacity and desire to form quality and lasting relationships

To apply please forward (preferably as one PDF document) a covering letter, CV and academic transcript preferably to:

[email protected] 

Applications open midday 7 March 2024 and close 9am Tuesday 2 April 2024.