Chapman Tripp is unquestionably one of the powerhouse firms, but also one that demands peak performance from its lawyers. 

Long hours and often demanding schedules are common place in a firm that is frequently head to head with its nearest rivals.  Well managed and innovative, it provides a demanding but rewarding workplace.

Chief Executive Partner

Nick Wells

Nick Wells on LawFuel's Power List 2018

Firm Chair

Andrew Woods




Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

Ranking on the LawFuel Diversity Index

33 per cent women partners

Graduate Starting Salary


Programmes & Benefits

Offers summer and winter clerkships.

Wellness programme and subsidy

Wellness calendar – we arrange and subsidise a number of wellness events.

Non-financial rewards – Anything from restaurant or travel vouchers, additional paid leave or mystery weekends away.

Health insurance subsidy and flu vaccinations 

Recruitment & Vacancies

Chapman Tripp is New Zealand’s most progressive and dynamic law firm. Our culture is unique – we pride ourselves on the diversity and individualism of our people.

Our five values aren’t just simply words on a page, they drive the firm’s culture. Integrity, people, collaborative, astute and dynamic mean something to all of us. “

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