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What our people say

Kensington Swan is a great place to work. We are commited to our people, our clients, and our values.
Read what our people have to say.

'From what I've heard from those working at other firms, I have been exposed to more meaningful work here. On my first day as a summer clerk I was given a trust deed to draft while a friend at another firm told me she spent her entire first week surfing the internet as she was not given any work. I understand that many summer clerks in other firms were delegated work from law clerks and solicitors whereas I have had really challenging and thought provoking work directly from partners.'
Will Hughes | Summer 2010/2011 | Graduate | Joined March 2012

'Kensington Swan's investment in summer clerks is really impressive. Their focus on career development continues right through to partner level with teams regularly participating in various courses. You are given responsibility for tasks, and opportunities to work independently while having someone to turn to for guidance through the buddy system. The best part is the variety. I have been exposed to real legal work and no two days are the same.'
Kate Bromley | Summer 2010/2011 | Graduate | Joined March 2012

'The opportunity to learn from some of the best lawyers in New Zealand is the perfect way to begin any legal career. They are capable and passionate people who put their clients first and take pride in their work. Given their calibre, they are not arrogant or condescending. Regardless of whether you're talking to a senior partner or someone junior, you know that your views are being taken seriously. You are not just another employee here.'
Tom McLaughlin | Summer 2010/2011 | Associate | Joined March 2012

‘There are so many opportunities to develop, and I’m constantly challenged. I’ve worked on several major IT outsourcing projects, including one of the largest New Zealand Government sector IT outsourcing projects.’ 
Peter Fernando | Senior Associate | Joined February 2009

‘I’ve been very impressed with how approachable everyone is. If you need help it is only a question away. I’ve also liked how this is true right through to partners; no matter how busy people are they're always willing to make time for a quick chat, or work side by side to help you grow.’ 
Sarah Backhouse | Solicitor | Joined March 2010

‘Kensington Swan’s commitment to excellence means we constantly strive to improve our ability to deliver practical, well researched, commercial solutions that help our clients succeed.’ 
Ross Johnston | Partner | Joined April 1985

‘I care passionately about my role and am proud to be part of Kensington Swan. I’m not just an employee. I feel a sense of ownership and belonging, which makes it a pleasure to do whatever is necessary to achieve results for the firm.’ 
Sue Dikvert | Secretary | Joined January 2005

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