Who we are


The firm that leads

Our story begins with our people – they are at the heart of everything we do and bring a diverse range of perspectives and experiences to produce leading strategic and commercial advice.

Our ongoing investment in our people and ability to help our clients adapt and thrive in shifting market conditions and navigate regulatory changes has made Chapman Tripp the leading New Zealand law firm it is today.

We have 60 partners and more than 400 staff in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, working collaboratively to lead the way in the market and seeking out ways to do things better and smarter.

Learn more about life and culture in the firm from social representatives Danielle Fuemana and Matthew Denton.

At Chapman Tripp, our lawyers work on the largest, most complex and high-value transactions, projects and disputes in New Zealand, providing our clients with strategic, commercial and decisive legal advice. Listening to them and understanding their businesses allows us to deliver solutions-focused, sector-specific advice on corporate and commercial, property, construction, finance, tax, dispute resolution, environmental and government relations issues.

The firm was recently ranked Top Graduate Employer in New Zealand’s legal sector, which reflects our dedication to providing our people with solid and quality foundations to help them succeed while enjoying the environment they work in. By striving to create a culture of belonging that focuses on equal opportunity and merit, we provide our people with the tools to be their best through our wellbeing and diversity programme, learning and development, social initiatives, and ongoing support and opportunities.

Our culture is based on five core values, which are much more than words on a page; they underpin everything we do. We expect our people to demonstrate our values in their day-to-day interactions within the firm and with our clients.


Demonstrating outstanding business and legal judgement.


Collaborating seamlessly across teams.


Being agile and courageous.


Being accountable when our values are not lived.


Being leaders in our firm and the community, and creating a sense of belonging and embracing diversity.


Offices in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland


Large Law Firm of the Year at the New Zealand Law Awards


Voted number one graduate employer in New Zealand’s legal sector