Mayne Wetherell Recruitment 2017 Expect more. Be rewarded.

The Firm.

Mayne Wetherell is the law firm of choice for New Zealand’s most significant and complex business deals. Our specialist practice allows us to reward our people with a quality of experience and a level of remuneration which are unsurpassed in the market.

Mayne Wetherell is flexible and focusses on anticipating trends and the types of legal services that top end clients require in a continually changing and volatile business environment.

We are a non-hierarchical law firm in which all of the professional and financial benefits of being a premier firm flow to each member of our team, without the typical constraints and bureaucracy of large firms.

We seek to recruit New Zealand’s most talented students as we believe it is the best way of ensuring that Mayne Wetherell is equipped to deal with our clients’ challenging legal issues and significant business transactions.

Our firm was founded on 1 April 2004, when a number of top New Zealand partners, collectively recognising a need in the New Zealand market for a premium, specialised corporate and finance law firm, established Mayne Wetherell.

They were then joined by other highly regarded finance and corporate solicitors. The partners added to their team by choosing only top students from New Zealand’s law schools. The partners continue to invest heavily in their team – cultivating lawyers who surpass their peers at all stages of practice.

The partners at Mayne Wetherell take satisfaction in knowing that they have achieved everything they set out to do.

Mayne Wetherell is the premier specialist corporate and finance legal practice in New Zealand. We are often instructed to act on ground breaking transactions where creativity, collective effort and an in-depth commercial understanding of our client’s business is required.

Our clients seek us out for our commercial approach to the delivery of complex legal advice and for our commitment to quality of service. Our clients are deal makers who want practical, commercially minded solutions to their problems. The firm’s drive for practical solutions ensures that our young lawyers develop business acumen to complement their legal expertise.

Mayne Wetherell successfully combines the positive elements of a large full service firm with the culture and ethos of a boutique firm. Our investment in our lawyers has earned us a reputation for outstanding client service and performance.

It is the coupling of legal expertise with astute business judgement that distinguishes our alumni on the world stage. In the tough international job market, Mayne Wetherell alumni are securing jobs in top international law firms and banks; a testament to our reputation as a premier law firm with recognised market leaders in corporate and finance law.

Mayne Wetherell’s solicitors and associates have a diet of work that is unparalleled in the New Zealand legal market.

The firm’s clients are well known New Zealand, Australian and multinational corporations, investment banks, private equity funds and financial institutions, including 2degrees, Auckland International Airport, ASB, Bank of New Zealand, Deutsche Bank, Fonterra, Goldman Sachs, MediaWorks, Pacific Equity Partners, Quadrant Private Equity, TPG, Transpower, UBS and Westpac.

Our focus is our clients’ most sophisticated and complex transactional work. What that means for our young lawyers is that they are involved in stimulating, high profile projects that require bespoke legal solutions and advice.

Acted on the financing of Air New Zealand’s acquisition of three 787-9 dreamliner aircraft.

Acted for Universal Robina Corporation in relation to its A$600 million acquisition of Snack Brands Australia.

Acted on the financing of Pacific Equity Partners’ acquisition of Academic Colleges Group.

Acted for Intermediate Capital Group on the initial public offering of Tegel chicken.

Acted for TPG in relation to its acquisition and initial public offering of Ingham’s chicken.

Acted for Deutsche Bank, KKR and Värde in relation to the A$8.2 billion acquisition and funding of GE’s Australia and New Zealand consumer finance business.

Act for Fonterra in respect of all treasury-related matters, including various issuances of debt securities in New Zealand (both retail and wholesale) and offshore issuances including Australian MTNs, US private placements and Renminbi issuances.

Act for 2degrees in respect of all major corporate and financing matters, including its shareholder’s reverse listing on the Toronto stock exchange and its acquisition of ISP Snap.

Acted for ASB Bank and Commonwealth Bank of Australia in relation to the financing of the acquisition of the Aspire2 Group by Archer Capital.

Acted for The Warehouse financial services group in relation to the establishment of its securitisation programme.

Acted for Auckland International Airport in respect of all treasury related matters, including its bank financing and New Zealand debt issuances (retail and wholesale) and a United States private placement.

Acted for FlexiGroup in relation to the NZ$315 million acquisition of the Fisher & Paykel Finance Group.

Acted for the purchaser of MediaWorks (which owns TV3, Four and various radio stations).

Acted for Yealands Wine Group in relation to its sale to Marlborough Lines.

Acted for Goldman Sachs in relation to the financing of the Americold NZ Group.

People.

Each of our partners, consultants, senior associates, associates, solicitors, graduates and summer clerks have a unique perspective on what makes Mayne Wetherell the perfect choice for your summer clerkship. Find out more by clicking on their names below.

Michael Harrod
Simon Horner
Daniel Meikle
Mei Nah
Matthew Olsen
Will Tipping
Dave Wetherell
Laurie Mayne
Jenny Choi
Kate Dickens
Michael Pritchard
Cameron Reeves
Callum Bailey
Jonathan Riley
Elle Crump
Kelsey Farmer
Becca Gaunt
Jasjit Grewal
Campbell Lang
Sarah Price
Kelly To
Emma Warner
Charlotte Garland
Matt Glendenning
Jemma Milicich
Dylan Wyatt
Jack Elliott
Anna Foley
Courtney Naughton
Lucy Zhang

Michael Harrod

Simon Horner

Daniel Meikle

Mei Nah

Matthew Olsen

Will Tipping

Dave Wetherell

Laurie Mayne

Jenny Choi

Kate Dickens

Michael Pritchard

Cameron Reeves

Callum Bailey

Jonathan Riley

Elle Crump

Kelsey Farmer

Becca Gaunt

Jasjit Grewal

Campbell Lang

Sarah Price

Kelly To

Emma Warner

Charlotte Garland

Matt Glendenning

Jemma Milicich

Dylan Wyatt

Jack Elliott

Anna Foley

Courtney Naughton

Lucy Zhang

Clerking.

Mayne Wetherell was founded with an ethos of investment: investment in clients; investment in the firm; and investment in our junior lawyers.

The deals at Mayne Wetherell don’t go on behind closed doors. Our open plan layout creates an excellent environment in which to learn and build relationships within the firm, and it also means that our solicitors are given an unedited insight into all aspects of our practice.

Our philosophy is to promote exclusively from within our own ranks as we believe that our training is unique in the New Zealand market. We ensure that our solicitors and associates develop a breadth of knowledge and experience necessary to surpass our clients’ expectations. For our solicitors, this is the key to driving individual progress and professional development. Time and again, we see that investment results in our solicitors and associates progressing at a faster rate than their peers at other firms.

Mayne Wetherell doesn’t operate a rotation system. Operating as a single team, all of our solicitors have exposure to all areas of law which underpin corporate and finance transactions. Our approach is in sharp contrast to full service law firms, where graduates often end up working in an extremely specialised area of law for the practice team to which they are allocated.

A broad diet of work provides a challenging and interesting workload for our solicitors and ensures that they learn about all aspects of a client’s business and develop long lasting relationships with our clients. For our clients, our system ensures that they will always receive the best possible advice on a matter regardless of which member of the firm they are dealing with.

Our summer clerks slot straight into our practice, being assigned to teams working on transactions that are underway at the time. This hands-on experience is complemented by a tailored summer clerk training programme which provides a macro view of our practice and the law that underpins it. The mentoring of our solicitors is treated with the highest priority and we firmly believe that their training must be directly supervised by the partnership.

A summer clerkship with Mayne Wetherell is the first step in your career. Our young lawyers are encouraged to extend themselves from an early stage but we ensure that they are never out of their depth.

Summer is our most social season. Summer clerks will have the opportunity to participate in all of the firm’s social events – including networking with clients and other lawyers at functions, playing paintball and lawn bowls, relaxing at Friday night drinks and attending our firm retreat.

Our young lawyers, including our summer clerks, represent the future of the firm. Each partner invests significantly in each of our lawyers. That investment includes the partnership’s time, knowledge and training as well as a remuneration package well in excess of the rest of the market.

At Mayne Wetherell we treat a summer clerk’s first day as the first day of their career with the firm – the summer is not a trial period. Our faith that we have selected the right candidates allows us to commit our full time and energy into training those people from the outset. Since the inception of the firm every summer clerk has been offered a graduate position.

Apply.

We select our summer clerks from the pool of students in their penultimate year at law schools across New Zealand.

Although our solicitors and associates typically have outstanding university grades, we actively seek candidates who demonstrate the qualities necessary to succeed in the business world. Equally, although our practice is focussed on corporate and financial transactions, many of our solicitors didn’t formally study commerce at university and that is not a prerequisite for application.

Since the firm’s inception, Mayne Wetherell has offered a graduate position to each of our summer clerks. A summer clerk’s first day is the first day of their career at Mayne Wetherell.

Applications for a summer clerk position at Mayne Wetherell open Thursday, 16 March 2017 and close at midday on Thursday, 30 March 2017. To apply, please click the apply button below. You can address your application to Susie Evans, Office Manager.

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FAQ.

  • How much partner contact will summer clerks experience?

    The mentoring of our summer clerks is treated with the highest priority and you will be working alongside partners on a daily basis. Also, our open plan (and non-hierarchical) office provides summer clerks with an unparalleled insight into our partners’ daily practice.

  • Does Mayne Wetherell have a litigation department?

    We do not. We are a specialist corporate and finance law firm. However, each of our solicitors is exposed to transactions which involve areas of law traditionally dealt with by separate teams in large law firms (including litigation).

  • IS ANY OTHER DEGREE (E.G. COMMERCE) OR BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED?

    No other degree or specific knowledge is required. Although our practice is focussed on corporate and financial transactions, many of our solicitors didn’t study commerce at university and that is not a prerequisite for application.

  • IS A POSITION AT MAYNE WETHERELL A RISKIER OPTION THAN WORKING AT A LARGE FIRM?

    We would argue it’s a better option.

  • I WON’T BE FINISHING UNIVERSITY UNTIL 2020, SHOULD I STILL APPLY?

    We are only recruiting for summer clerks who can start as graduates in 2019. If you won’t be finishing university until 2020, we encourage you to apply next recruitment season. If you are in any doubt as to whether or not to apply, please email recruitment@maynewetherell.com and we can discuss your options.

  • WHEN DO APPLICATIONS CLOSE?

    Applications close at midday on Thursday, 30 March 2017.

  • HOW SOON WILL I HEAR BACK REGARDING AN OFFER?

    We expect that successful candidates will be asked to progress to the next round of our recruitment process by the end of April. We intend to make our offers on Thursday, 18 May 2017.

  • WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS?

    You can email recruitment@maynewetherell.com.

  • WHAT IF I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS AFTER I RECEIVE AN OFFER?

    Please contact any of our partners or staff; or email recruitment@maynewetherell.com.

  • HOW MANY SUMMER CLERKS ARE MAYNE WETHERELL LOOKING TO HIRE?

    We will be looking for between 4 and 6 summer clerks, but Mayne Wetherell does not recruit by numbers. We only offer to those candidates who we believe are the perfect fit for the firm.

  • IF I GET A SUMMER CLERK POSITION HOW LIKELY IS IT THAT I WILL BE OFFERED A GRADUATE POSITION?

    Since the firm’s inception, Mayne Wetherell has offered a graduate position to each of our summer clerks. A summer clerkship with Mayne Wetherell is not simply a summer job; it is the first step in your career.

Contact.

POSTAL ADDRESS

Mayne Wetherell
PO Box 3797
Auckland 1140

Attention: Susie Evans, Office Manager

Our solicitors don’t have to fight for work. Our size and ability to adapt to the changing commercial climate allows us to attract a strong flow of quality deals. As a result, we have plenty of work to go around and the opportunities for juniors to take on significant responsibilities on major transactions are unparalleled.

Our ability to adapt has also meant that our lawyers develop the skills to advise clients on all aspects of a transaction (which regularly span many different disciplines of law).

Michael was featured in the sixth edition of Best Lawyers in New Zealand in the practice area of Project Finance and Development. He has also been recognised as a leading individual in the M&A field by the International Financial Law Review and as a noted practitioner by Chambers Global.

Interviewing candidates for summer clerkships is a two-way street. It is very important to us that we hire candidates who will thrive in our firm, and equally important that those candidates are confident that Mayne Wetherell is the right fit for them. For that reason, we encourage you to speak to as many of our team members as possible during the recruitment season – whether on the phone, through email or face-to-face.

Simon is one of New Zealand’s leading securities law and corporate lawyers. He has been recognised by the Legal 500 and Chambers Global for his corporate and M&A work and has been recognised as a leading lawyer in the field by Asialaw. Simon is also a member of the New Zealand Takeovers Panel.

Having worked in the UK at a magic circle law firm and returned to Mayne Wetherell, I have found that, whilst being smaller, Mayne Wetherell attracts top quality clients and legal work - and provides juniors with the support of easily accessible and highly experienced partners. It is an excellent platform from which to move into an overseas legal role, an excellent place to return to and is filled with people of the highest calibre.

Dan has been recognised by Chambers Global and the Legal 500 for his banking and finance work, and has also been named as the New Zealand winner in the category of securities & structured finance in the International Client Choice Guide. Dan advised Deutsche Bank, KKR and Varde on financing their $8bn acquisition of GE’s Australia and New Zealand consumer finance business. This transaction won international deal of the year at the 2016 New Zealand Law Awards.

Mayne Wetherell operates differently from other law firms. In contrast to large law firms, we do not operate separate corporate (equity) and finance (debt) departments. Having two distinct teams for such intimately intertwined areas of law is artificial – and results in unwanted bureaucracy and unnecessary specialisation.

All our lawyers are trained, and have experience, in both equity and debt related matters. We believe this leads to a greater understanding of the interplay between the various aspects of our clients’ transactions and a better overall service to our clients as a result.

Mei is recognised by the International Financial Law Review, the Legal 500 and Chambers Global for her banking and finance work and was also recognised by Best Lawyers as the capital markets lawyer of the year.

Our summer clerk programme has been designed to provide a real practical experience and introduction to Mayne Wetherell. As a summer clerk you will gain valuable experience working directly with our clients. This will include some of New Zealand’s most high profile and complex corporate and finance transactions.

These are experiences which we always look forward to sharing with our new summer clerks each year.

Matthew has been recognised for his work in the corporate and M&A area in the Legal 500. Matthew advised Deutsche Bank, KKR and Varde on their $8bn acquisition of GE’s Australia and New Zealand consumer finance business. This transaction won international deal of the year at the 2016 New Zealand Law Awards.

Our choice to establish an open plan office was deliberate, and it has created a collaborative and collegial environment that encourages discussion and collective thought.

Discussions often spring up in the middle of the office, with juniors and seniors alike throwing in their two cents’ worth. There’s nothing better than seeing a graduate chipping in on these conversations – we love it that Mayne Wetherell cultivates this level of confidence, enthusiasm and blue-sky thinking.

Will has been recognised by Chambers Global, Legal 500 and the International Financial Law Review as a leading individual in both banking and finance and restructuring and insolvency. Will has also been recognised by Best Lawyers as the lawyer of the year in leveraged buyouts and as a leading lawyer for banking and finance by Asialaw.

Our young lawyers represent the future of our firm; so we hand pick the top law students from around New Zealand to join us for summer clerkships. We look for students who not only have a strong academic transcript but who have the raw talent to excel as an adviser to, and leader in, the business world. That doesn’t mean our young lawyers must have studied commerce at University – but successful applicants are typically interested in major transactions in the market.

Dave has consistently been recognised by Chambers Global, Legal 500 and the International Financial Law Review as a leading individual in both banking and finance. This included being recognised as the sole “Star Individual” in New Zealand for both 2016 and 2017 in the area of banking and finance.

Over a decade on, with our reputation firmly entrenched, I am particularly proud that we continue to offer our staff a consistent diet of high-quality work. I believe our workflow is testament to the calibre of lawyers that the Mayne Wetherell model produces and our spread of alumni at magic circle and top US firms is recognition of our firm’s success on the global stage.

Laurie has extensive experience in all areas of banking and finance and is regarded as one of New Zealand’s most experienced banking and financing practitioners. Laurie is recognised by the International Financial Law Review as a leading lawyer in the area of restructuring and insolvency. He also featured in the 2014/2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in New Zealand in the practice area of finance.

Clients value tailored legal advice that considers the entirety of the transaction. Mayne Wetherell is well known to provide practical and commercial solutions for clients and doesn’t merely comment on the law in a vacuum. This approach encourages lawyers at all levels to gain a broad understanding of the transactions they work on, while developing an in-depth knowledge of the law. The unique firm culture and structure provides junior lawyers with the opportunity to take an active role in some of New Zealand’s largest and most complex transactions while working very closely with partners and senior lawyers.

Jenny recently advised Universal Robina Corporation on its acquisition of Snack Brands Australia in respect of both the corporate and financing aspects of the transaction. Jenny also acted in relation to the financing for the acquisitions of GE’s Australia and New Zealand A$8bn consumer finance business and A$2bn commercial finance business.

Accepting a position at Mayne Wetherell guarantees you the best possible start to your career. Every member of our team will take an active role in your development and you will quickly be exposed to a wide range of top level work. I genuinely believe that my start at Mayne Wetherell gave me the edge in finding a job when I moved to London almost seven years ago and it was the obvious choice of firm when I returned to New Zealand last year.

Kate has considerable experience in leveraged and acquisition finance, structured finance and securitisation and syndicated lending. In the UK, Kate regularly advised the likes of The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Investec Bank plc and Shawbrook Bank Limited on their structured finance and borrowing base facilities and note subscriptions. In acquisition finance, Kate regularly advised Bridgepoint and other leading private equity funds on their local and international acquisitions.

Mayne Wetherell provides me with opportunities that are simply incomparable among my peers. I genuinely believe that no other firm will make you better faster.

With the partners’ on-going mentoring, training and supervision, I quickly became comfortable running transactions, and dealing directly with our clients and with partners from other law firms. The firm’s core practice areas complement my studies in finance and economics and satisfy my hunger for transactional, investment bank style work.

Michael advises 2degrees, including in relation to its recent reverse listing on the Toronto stock exchange and acquisition of internet service provider Snap. He also provides advice to Australasia’s leading private equity funds, including Pacific Equity Partners and Quadrant Private Equity. Michael has led a number of successful takeovers of NZX-listed companies, including most recently Acurity Health Group.

From my first day at Mayne Wetherell through to now, I have had significant involvement in, and been given the opportunity to lead, a range of high-profile transactions in New Zealand and, more recently, Australia. Being given the responsibility to manage and drive these deals has allowed me to progress further, be promoted earlier and have better career prospects than my peers in other firms. Given our transactional approach, you will become a more well-rounded lawyer at Mayne Wetherell as you gain expertise not only in corporate and finance work but in all other aspects of a particular transaction.

Cameron recently advised Universal Robina Corporation in relation to its A$600m acquisition of Snack Brands Australia. Cameron also advised FlexiGroup Limited in relation to its acquisition of each of Equico, Telecom Rentals and Fisher & Paykel Finance and advises FlexiGroup on a day to day basis.

The environment at Mayne Wetherell has provided a great platform upon which to progress my career in the law.

I have had the opportunity to be involved in many innovative and exciting deals involving national and international companies, financial institutions and government organisations. Operating as a single team, Mayne Wetherell has given me the opportunity to work on a diverse range of corporate and finance transactions without being pigeon-holed in one area of practice.  I have been encouraged to take ownership of my work and build relationships with clients early on.

These factors, together with the people at Mayne Wetherell, have made it an exceptional workplace to begin my career.

One of the things I appreciated about Mayne Wetherell when I first started was the time and effort that each member of the firm invested in my development and growth as a lawyer. As a summer clerk, the solicitors here will always take the time to involve you in matters and explain the bigger picture of what’s going on.

The significant number of finance and corporate transactions that I’ve been involved in over my 4 years with the firm has been a real testament to the opportunities given to our solicitors from the first day they step through the door. The experience gained from these transactions has been invaluable and I look forward to what is in store over the coming years.

My decision to join Mayne Wetherell was heavily influenced by its excellent workplace culture. The team at Mayne Wetherell is extremely welcoming and eager to assist summer clerks and graduates. Every member of the firm takes a personal interest in the development of junior solicitors, who are encouraged to dive headfirst into the complex work opportunities that are constantly available. The culture at Mayne Wetherell is very supportive, which is extremely valuable for solicitors embarking on the first steps of their legal career.

I was attracted to Mayne Wetherell because of its commitment to individual development. As part of a smaller and leading specialist firm, I benefit from a more concentrated level of training and have greater opportunities to sink my teeth into work that interests me. From partners to graduates, the team is committed to promoting curiosity and personal investment in all aspects of a transaction. The result is a summer clerkship that is expertly engineered to prepare you for the perilous leap from law in school to law in practice, and to do it well.

Mayne Wetherell was indisputably my firm of choice by virtue of the calibre and variation of work, unique corporate culture and ethos of investment. By operating as a single team every solicitor is exposed to the full range of legal issues that arise in corporate and financial transactions.

Mayne Wetherell solicitors reap all the benefits of working at both a small and large firm.

A position at Mayne Wetherell provides you with a fantastic start to your career. The training and exposure to large and significant deals make Mayne Wetherell a great place to learn. Over the past year, I have had the unique opportunity to work directly with the firm’s partners on deals at the forefront of the New Zealand market.

As a summer clerk at Mayne Wetherell, you will have an opportunity to be mentored by some of New Zealand’s best corporate and finance lawyers. The quality of work I have been exposed to in my first year has led me to quickly hone my legal skills in a practical context. The deals that I have been part of have all involved significant names in the New Zealand commercial environment, as well as many big names globally. This quality of experience that each junior receives is what sets Mayne Wetherell’s lawyers apart.

Through working at Mayne Wetherell I have been able to gain insight into a wider range of legal areas than I would have at another firm. At Mayne Wetherell, there is a real focus on involving juniors in all aspects of a transaction rather than limiting them to the discrete initial stages. Additionally, the open plan layout and numerous social events allow all members of the firm to interact, resulting in an unparalleled opportunity to learn from lawyers of all levels. If you are after a workplace full of great people and great work, this is it.

Mayne Wetherell’s commitment to the professional development of junior staff was apparent from my first day. Operating as a single team, juniors are able to work with, and learn from, individuals at all levels of the firm. Junior solicitors are also encouraged to take ownership of various aspects of each transaction, with the full support of the senior staff.

The engaging work, along with a great social atmosphere, has made for an incredibly enjoyable start to my legal career.

Working as a solicitor at Mayne Wetherell has been a great introduction to the legal profession. The level of responsibility that I have been given on transactions, coupled with the support, encouragement and guidance that I have received, has been invaluable to my professional development and has made for a smooth transition from graduate to solicitor.

I am looking forward to the challenges that this year will bring, knowing that I am in the best environment to tackle them.

Mayne Wetherell facilitates an inclusive environment which has allowed me to get to know everyone at the firm, from solicitor up to partner, with no barriers or hierarchal considerations. These relationships make going to work more than just a learning experience; it is a place where I feel comfortable to ask questions, offer ideas and speak my mind. Furthermore, the open plan office creates a transparent work environment. This has allowed me to observe some of the best minds in New Zealand’s legal industry at work, and be included in some of the firm’s interesting transactions.

Mayne Wetherell has a strong culture of investing in its people. From your first day as a summer clerk you are recognised as a valued member of the Mayne Wetherell team. Each member of the firm makes a concentrated effort to sit down with you and explain the transactions you are involved with. There are no teams – this ensures you get a wide variety of work, allowing you to identify where your interests lie and highlight the opportunities that are available later down the track. Working with a great bunch of people who are renowned in their respective fields will afford you a quality experience that is unique in the market.

The nature of Mayne Wetherell’s open plan office means that as a graduate I have been involved in transactions from both finance and corporate angles, enabling me to better understand these two broad areas of law and how they interconnect. Everyone at Mayne Wetherell ensures that the juniors understand the bigger picture of the transactions they are working on, and the formal training sessions provided by the firm are designed to develop this understanding. Due to its strong support system and willingness to expose junior lawyers to all aspects of finance and corporate transactions, Mayne Wetherell is an excellent place to commence your legal career.

To clerk at Mayne Wetherell is unlike any other opportunity.  From day one you are welcomed into Mayne Wetherell’s supportive team which is committed to achieving excellence.  The firm’s young lawyers have the opportunity to work on cutting edge transactions alongside some of the best partners in the industry.

Mayne Wetherell provides an unparalleled clerkship experience. Mayne Wetherell’s workplace captures the essence of a small firm, where every member of the team is valued. However, the magnitude of transactions and vibrant social calendar is that of a larger firm. Throughout the summer I have worked with top New Zealand lawyers at every level on a diverse range of projects, and had a ball doing it. The highlight reel for the summer is unending. Between the high-quality work, amazing people, jam-packed social calendar, great pay and incredible new offices, Mayne Wetherell was and remains an easy choice over other firms.

Mayne Wetherell presents you with the opportunity to hone your legal and commercial expertise in an environment that fosters skill, not ego. The people are genuine and measured, and the standards are high. I have felt able to ask questions, voice my opinions in front of partners and gained practical knowledge as a result. Mayne Wetherell is very welcoming and exposes you to both corporate and financial transactions. Everyone, from graduates to partners, take the time to ensure that you understand the full picture of the transactions you are working on. Ultimately, the work is substantive, the people kind, and the support constant - it makes for an incredible summer.

Clerking at Mayne Wetherell has been an incredible experience, not only in terms of the work, but also as I was introduced to a really great group of people. Everyone at Mayne Wetherell is inclusive and friendly, and the huge range of social events over the summer builds a close knit environment. Mayne Wetherell does not have teams, so it is easy to get involved in a wide range of transactions and different areas of law, which makes every day different and interesting.

Mayne Wetherell provides the best professional opportunities a young lawyer can get. The size of the firm, the welcoming attitude of the team and the calibre of work undertaken at Mayne Wetherell culminate in rapid personal and professional development for the summer clerks.

As a clerk, you are exposed not only to interesting and challenging work, but also to the excellent social environment of the Mayne Wetherell team. There is support for the clerks from all levels of the firm and numerous social opportunities to get to know your peers.