Yvonne Rothwell

Yvonne Rothwell
Law Student – Summer Clerk

Yvonne is in her final year of study at the University of Auckland completing a BSc/LLB (Hons) and was a summer clerk at Harmos Horton Lusk in the summer of 2019/20. She applied for the position because she has a particular interest in corporate law, and she had heard about Harmos Horton Lusk’s reputation as one of the leading corporate law firms in New Zealand. She hopes to return to the firm in 2021 as a law clerk.

Here’s Yvonne’s experience in her own words.


Harmos Horton Lusk is even better than I had imagined. They are a well-renowned corporate law firm and I assisted with work for a wide range of clients in many different industries. I helped with legal research, writing, searches, and many other legal tasks. It was a great experience – diverse and challenging.


I felt I was constantly learning from the senior members of the firm – everyone was very inclusive, and always willing to help and answer my questions. I found the trainings to be invaluable. They covered a broad range of topics relevant to corporate law. I found that having the trainings spread out amongst other work for clients made for a more valuable learning experience as I was able to develop a deeper and more meaningful understanding of the concepts taught by applying them in a real-world context.


Harmos Horton Lusk has a fantastic culture. There is a real sense of teamwork, and people are hard- working and driven to achieve the best results for clients. At the same time they’re kind and always ready to laugh. I thoroughly enjoy working with the Harmos Horton Lusk team, and hope to return!