Chapman Tripp named as top tier firm once again

Chapman Tripp has been recognised as a pre-eminent New Zealand firm in the latest research by international legal publisher Chambers and Partners.

 Chambers Global 2010 publication places Chapman Tripp in the top band for five main practice areas (Chapman Tripp was the only firm to be placed in the top band for TMT). The firm also had the most leading lawyers in the banking and finance, dispute resolution and restructuring and insolvency areas.

The firm had 24 leading lawyers across all practice areas measured.

Chambers publishes international guides to the legal profession, identifying and ranking the world's best lawyers according to criteria valued by clients, including technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery and value for money.

Chambers Global 2010 research results for Chapman Tripp are:

Practice area

Individual ranking

Chambers says

Banking & finance

Dermot Ross
John Sprot
Peter Bennett
Mark Reese
Michael Anderson
Cathryn Barber

"A real powerhouse firm offering extensive, in-depth service."


Barry Brown
John Strowger
Brigid McArthur
Geof Shirtcliffe

Grant David
Lindsey Jones

Energy and natural resources
Brigid McArthur

Public law
Andy Nicholls

"A practical and pragmatic firm that frequently thinks outside the box."

"An excellent group of experienced lawyers, willing to commit all resources necessary to make a deal happen."

"A strong firm across the corporate field."

Dispute resolution

Jack Hodder
Adam Ross
Pheroze Jagose
Doug Alderslade
Bruce Scott

“They focus on getting the job done instead of fighting over little issues."


Doug Alderslade

"A professional firm with an excellent employment practice."

"Extensive coverage of the sector."

"Good technical advice."

Intellectual property

Matt Sumpter

"This firm gives excellent, practical advice."


Michael Harper
Michael Arthur
Michael Anderson

"A strong team covering corporate and contentious issues."


Casey Plunket
Craig Elliffe

"Good advice provided in a timely manner."

TMTBruce McClintock
Helen Bowie

“Has the edge." "In technology and telecoms they are number one."

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