In addition to the financial rewards you would expect from a leading law firm, we offer a number of other great staff benefits:
Wellbeing is a big area of focus for our firm – we need to feel great to do our best work. In addition to a generous subsidy for wellbeing-related activities, our programme includes ongoing support to improve mental and physical health including motivating speakers, learning and development opportunities related to Wellbeing and fun organised physical activities, such as Great Lake Relay, Round the Bays, Round the Vines, the Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland marathons, on-site yoga classes, touch rugby tournament, sports nights and the Santa Run..
Chapman Tripp funds the Southern Cross plan “Wellbeing One", which is a comprehensive broad surgical and healthcare plan. If you join within 90 days of your start date, you will receive cover for qualifying pre-existing health conditions. The objective of this benefit is to support our people to proactively managing their health and wellbeing.
We provide onsite flu vaccines to employees annually.
We like to motivate, reward and engage talented staff on a regular basis. Non-financial rewards (such as restaurant or travel vouchers, additional paid leave or mystery weekends away) provide our people with recognition of outstanding performance, on top of their annual salary and benefits package.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
We believe it's important for our people to continue to learn and grow. From summer clerk to partner, our lawyers are continuously learning new skills and new ways of thinking.
The firm offers everything from soft skills training on clear legal writing to innovation workshops with our Zeren team and professional development courses, along with Te Reo Maori language classes, individual team trainings, and seminars/webinars where teams learn about recent law and regulation changes. Each team also gets together on an annual basis for a day-long off-site retreat, which is an opportunity to share knowledge, talk about where the team is heading, learn new skills and enjoy time together.
Training is not just about attending courses. We have a formal mentoring scheme and encourage partners to give regular on-the-job feedback and coaching. Our people have a performance review and development conversations twice a year so they can track how they’re doing and have an opportunity to discuss their future career goals, as well as both team and supervisor coffee catch ups on a regular basis.
As our lawyers progress, they attend milestone programmes aimed at enhancing performance and acquiring career developing skills. We also encourage our people to attend relevant external seminars and conferences to improve their skills and knowledge in their area of practice.