We’ll support you to thrive

We are dedicated to our profession, our clients and each other.

You will be hard pushed to find a group of more passionate and devoted lawyers. We count ourselves lucky to be part of a progressive firm that is at the forefront of law in New Zealand. Our reputation for hard work and getting results keeps us on our toes and motivates us to continue to do things better and smarter.

Who we are

Our approach is simple

Everything we do revolves around our clients and what they need. We love working with our clients and are proud that they love working with us too. Together we achieve some amazing things.

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Our community

We have an obligation to recognise and manage the impact our business has on the environment, and to contribute to the wellbeing of the community around us. We are dedicated to playing an active role within the communities in which we live and work, providing funding, legal skills and time to make a difference.

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We depend on the environment that sustains us. We are mindful of our environmental impact and are constantly trying to improve our performance as a responsible corporate citizen and employer.

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Awards & recognition

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Best visual identity in the professional services sector

With the help of creative agency Iceberg, we are pleased to have won the Transform Magazine Gold Award for ‘Best visual identity from the professional services sector’.

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Chapman Tripp recognised as finalists in graduate recruitment industry awards

We are the only law firm to be recognised as a finalist in the 2020 New Zealand Association of Graduate Employers (NZAGE) Industry Awards, celebrating excellence throughout graduate and youth recruitment.

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Certified commitment to environmental sustainability

We meet the requirements of Toitū's carbonreduce® certification programme, having measured our GHG emissions. We are committed to managing and reducing our carbon footprint.

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Finance partner recognised as Market Person of the Year

Ross Pennington has been recognised by KangaNews for his contribution to the development of the Australian and New Zealand debt markets.

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Recognised on Most Innovative Firms List

Our technology and innovation business, Zeren, has been recognised on NZ Lawyer’s Innovative Firms list for 2020.

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Voted top graduate employer in NZ’s legal sector

Students have voted Chapman Tripp as the best law firm to work for in a recent survey conducted by GradNewZealand.

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KangaNews Law Firm of the Year

We have been named NZ Law Firm of the Year at the 2019 KangaNews Awards for the fourth consecutive year.

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Another big year at the NZ Law Awards

Chapman Tripp is thrilled to have won again at last night’s 2019 awards ceremony.

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Managing IP New Zealand Contentious Firm of the Year

​Chapman Tripp has won the New Zealand Contentious Firm of the Year Award 2019 at the Managing IP Asia-Pacific Awards.

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IFLR Asia-Pacific's most innovative New Zealand law firm

​Chapman Tripp has won the Most Innovative National Law Firm (New Zealand) Award in the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards for the third consecutive year.

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