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.

CEO

Andrew Poole

Firm Chair

Sarah Sinclair

Partners

47

Offices

Auckland & Wellington

Ranking on the LawFuel Diversity Index

30 per cent women partners

Graduate Starting Salary

Unavailable

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

Recruitment & Vacancies

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.”

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