Join us,
and thrive

At Chapman Tripp, we offer you the opportunity to collaborate with smart, passionate, genuine people, working with clients on Aotearoa New Zealand’s most interesting and complex legal transactions, projects and disputes.

Experience a firm that invests in its people and community. Our values enable us to think and act in ways that challenge the perceptions of a traditional law firm and underpin the relationships we have with our clients and with each other.

As one of New Zealand’s largest partnerships, we have the technology, resources and structures in place for you to do your best work.

In addition to the financial rewards you would expect from a leading law firm we also offer a number of great benefits.

If that sounds like your kind of firm, we want to hear from you. Review our open vacancies or contact our Talent Acquisition team for a confidential discussion about opportunities with Chapman Tripp.

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Learning and development

We are serious about creating an environment where our people have the opportunity to learn and grow. We recognise the valuable learning gained ‘on the job’ and we place an importance on ensuring our people get the opportunity to work on high profile transactions and internal strategic projects.

From day one you will receive a tailored induction programme designed for you to get know your role, your team and the wider firm as quickly as possible.

We have developed professional development pathways for many of our legal and support roles and offer several structured training programmes covering topics including leadership skills, financial and practice management skills, compliance training and business development coaching. We also have a formal mentoring programme.

Our Study Support Policy assists employees to obtain relevant tertiary qualifications and provides paid time off for study and to attend exams.

CT Academy provides our newest lawyers with the opportunity to hear from some of our Partners and senior lawyers on their specialist legal areas.

We have partnered with a number of specialist providers to deliver an immersive Māori language and culture programme that covers a foundational introduction to Te Reo Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, cultural practices, and New Zealand history. 


Sam Moodley
Talent Acquisition Specialist
D +64 9 357 9014 

Recent recognition

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Chapman Tripp only New Zealand Law Firm ranked in Global Arbitration Review’s GAR 100

Chapman Tripp is the only New Zealand Law Firm to be ranked in the guide, recognising the firm’s dedicated international arbitration practice, led by partner Nicola Swan. The firm has long been acknowledged internationally as having one of New Zealand’s most distinguished litigation and dispute resolution practices.

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Chapman Tripp named Firm of the Year at IFLR Asia Pacific Awards

Chapman Tripp has won two awards at the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards, which celebrate the achievements of the financial law community.

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Three Senior Associates recognised by NZ Lawyer as Rising Stars

We are delighted that Kishan Gunatunga, Rachael Jones and Rosa McPhee have been recognised as Rising Stars by NZ Lawyer.

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Chapman Tripp named KangaNews NZ Law Firm of the Year for eighth consecutive year

We are thrilled to have been recognised as the New Zealand Law Firm of the Year at the 2023 KangaNews Awards; our eighth consecutive win. Our finance team were also advisers for two of the other award winners.

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Chapman Tripp advises on multiple winning deals at 2023 New Zealand Law Awards

Chapman Tripp is proud to have advised on four of the winning deals at this years’ New Zealand Law Awards: M&A Deal of the Year, Equity Market Deal of the Year, Mid-Market Deal of the Year and Project Finance Deal of the Year. Demonstrating the breadth of Chapman Tripp’s transactional practices, the firm also advised on ten deals that were recognised with excellence awards.

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Chapman Tripp wins NZ Deal Firm of the Year award at the Australasian Law Awards

Chapman Tripp is delighted to have scooped up the New Zealand Deal Firm of the Year award at last night’s Australasian Law Awards.

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