Like all the large law firms, MinterEllisonRuddWatts creates a work hard environment, although there are reports of a culture that remains open to improvement. Although the NZ firm has stars like LawFuel’s former Lawyer of the Year Stacey Shortall, the firm continues to demonstrate a strong move towards technology innovation.
Auckland & Wellington
Ranking on the LawFuel Diversity Index
30 per cent women partners
Graduate Starting Salary
Programmes & Benefits
The firm offers internships (one day a week March-September) and summer clerkships (12 weeks, November-February).
Discounted premiums for medical insurance
Long service leave and recognition of other celebrations and milestones
Bonus scheme for senior associates/special counsel
Paid parental leave and flexible work practices
Late night dinners and taxis home
Sponsored sports teams
Preferential home loan lending rates and banking service
An extensive Learning & Development programme
Monthly health nurse visits providing workstation audits, health checks and annual flu vaccinations
“Our intern, summer clerk and graduate programme is critical to our firm’s success. Our graduates are an important part of our firm’s future. We know that graduates launching their careers today have unique expectations – and we have listened.
The legal landscape is changing, fast. We have invested in AI and are embracing the changes. We need agility to continue to grow and allow our talented people to future proof their careers.”