We feel very lucky to have met so many incredible candidates over the last month through our summer clerk recruitment process - a big thank you to everyone who took the time to meet with us. Congratulations also to everyone who has received an offer today, shiny silver parcels are on their way to you!
1 day to go!
2017/18 Summer Clerk Applications Open


We wish you a Happy Spring Festival and a successful Year of the Dog.

No automatic alt text available.

We are proud to have won NZ Law Firm of the Year with Chambers Asia Pacific 2018.…/chapman-tripp-nz-law-firm-of-…

Image may contain: text

Chapman Tripp partner Rachel Dunne discusses trends and insights into New Zealand's equity capital markets in 2017 and the year ahead.

Chapman Tripp is New Zealand's leading full service commercial law firm, with offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

More vibrant equity capital markets may be on the horizon for New Zealand – but not this year, Chapman Tripp says.

The firm today released its annual Equity Capital Markets – trends and insights report, which tips 2018 to be a transitional year to healthier capital markets from 2019 and beyond.

You can view our publication here:

Image may contain: sky and text

We’re proud to announce Chapman Tripp has adopted the “Gender Equitable Engagement and Briefing Policy”, which launches tonight.

This policy is a significant initiative to drive diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, focused on lifting the participation of women in one of the most visible areas of the profession: leading commercial disputes. The policy is supported by the NZLS and NZ Bar Association and can be adopted by any user or provider of legal services including law firms, chambers, in-house teams and individual lawyers. For more details on the policy see here:…/commitment-to-increase-in-l…

Image may contain: text

Huge congratulations to Chapman Tripp's three newest partners - Hamish Bolland, Lucy Cooper and Tim Sherman.

Their appointment to the partnership is effective as of today.…/chapman-tripp-announces-three…

In our Wellington office, Lucy Cooper becomes a competition and regulatory partner, and Tim Sherman a commercial and technology, media and communications partner.

Our Auckland summer clerks have taken over level 35 for a painting challenge with Mixing It Up Painting Events to start off their Day of Awesome! 15 self-confessed perfectionists in a room makes for some healthy competition... The summer clerks have taken over the CT Instagram, so if you want to keep up with how they spend their summer you can follow @ctgrads

Image may contain: 3 people, people sitting

Change is here.

Chapman Tripp today launches its technology and innovation business, Zeren.

Zeren delivers legal documentation and advice in new ways. This reduces cost, saves time and enables legal teams and other business users to “self-serve” legal advice through the cloud.


The leading full-service commercial law firm has also selected Luminance to provide artificial intelligence technology for due diligence for domestic and international M&A transactions.…/nz-top-tier-law-firm-launches…

See More
Zeren delivers legal documentation and advice in new ways. This reduces cost, saves time and enables legal teams and other business users to “self-serve” legal advice through the cloud.

We are really proud to have won two awards at the 2017 NZ Association of Graduate Employers (NZAGE) Industry Awards this week - for Best Graduate Print Campaign and Best Website! Thank you to all the awesome clerks and lawyers who featured in the campaign. You can check out our website here:

Image may contain: 4 people, people smiling, indoor

We were busy this week wrapping up study packages to send out to all of our Chapman Trippers sitting exams - complete with a personalised notebook, coffee (or smoothie!) voucher and lollies, for that much-needed sugar hit... GOOD LUCK to all students heading into exam season!

No automatic alt text available.

你好 / Nǐ hǎo / Hello!

We are proud to actively support Chinese Language Week!
We've introduced Mandarin classes - as well as five key phrases for staff to learn this week. We also celebrated yesterday with a morning tea including dumplings and traditional Chinese tea across all three offices - yum!

... See More
No automatic alt text available.

Chapman Tripp was victorious overall in last week’s annual inter-firm sports competition, against Russell McVeagh, Bell Gully and Simpson Grierson.
CTers were all in smiles in the rugby, netball and football matches.
Great work, Chapman Trippers!

Image may contain: 24 people, people smiling, child and outdoor

Many boxes of tasty MOUSTACHE COOKIES are flying around the country at this very moment, with three drops taking place this week! OTAGO (Weds @ 11am in the law common room), VICTORIA (Weds @ 12.20pm in the law common room) & CANTERBURY (Thurs @ 11.30am in the business & law building foyer). AUCKLAND – we’ll see you next Monday 16 Oct! SOULS Otago Victoria University of Wellington Law Students' Society LAWSOC Canterbury Auckland University Law Students' Society

Image may contain: food

We're finalists in 2 NZAGE Graduate Industry Award categories this year - for our print campaign & website! Our team put loads of time and effort into recruiting our incredible group of winter, summer & law clerks each year - so we're pretty excited to have been nominated! Good luck to all the other finalists.

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling

Did someone say COOKIES?? Over the next 3 weeks,100's of delicious Moustache cookies are going to be making their way around the country to a law school near you for our annual cookie drop! Keep an eye on your law soc facebook page for details to be announced on when/where you can get your hands on a cookie and have a chat to our Chapman Trippers about life after law school. Moustache Milk & Cookie Bar Auckland University Law Students' Society LAWSOC Canterbury SOULS Otago Victoria University of Wellington Law Students' Society WULSA - Waikato University Law Students' Association

Image may contain: text

Auckland University students - applications for our Iwi Governance Scholarship close this Sunday, 1 October. If you are a law student enrolled in Part II and you have a particular interest in iwi management and governance then this could be for you! The chosen recipient will receive a scholarship of up to $5000.

For more information on how to apply, see…/chapman-tripp-iwi-governance-s…

Or check out Finn's page on our website - Finn was the 2015 scholarship receipient and summer clerked with us last year, he will be joining our Corporate team as a law clerk in 2018!…/finn-jacob-sauer/

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, text