About our firm

Top tier with a top culture

MinterEllisonRuddWatts is a top tier New Zealand law firm, with a culture and passion for excellence that sets us apart.  Our people are interesting, approachable and dedicated to being the best.  You will enjoy a friendly, fun and high performing environment where everyone is making a valuable contribution to the firm.

Our reputation is one of excellence, innovation and integrity.  Delivering value through listening to our clients, understanding their business and delivering technically excellent solutions and innovative advice is at the heart of what we do.

We also have a one team philosophy with teams collaborating daily on ground-breaking cases and commercial deals.

Find out more about our practice areas and industries.


Everyone at Minters was extremely welcoming.  They see beyond people as academic transcripts and don’t just hire those who fit a certain “mould”, but value diversity and welcome a range of personalities.

Katie Shorter, 2017/18 Summer Clerk
About Us

A truly international presence

We are the only top tier law firm in New Zealand with a truly international presence.  We provide a seamless cross-border approach for clients in the Asia-Pacific region, and globally, through being part of the MinterEllison Legal Group.

Our worldwide network comprises over 300 partners and 900 legal staff in offices in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the United Kingdom.  A number of our people enjoy secondments in our international offices.  We have even sent one of our lawyers to our office in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia!  We are proud to say that the MinterEllison Legal Group is one of the top 25 law firms in the world.

Find out more about our MinterEllison offices.

I chose Minters because it has been rated New Zealand’s best law firm and it seems to be growing and developing in an exciting way.  It has a fun and friendly culture where diversity is encouraged and individuality is valued.

Brad Cope, 2017/18 Summer Clerk

Encouraging diversity

We recruit more than lawyers – we recruit future leaders. Our firm is made up of a bunch of fantastic and diverse people from a variety of backgrounds, walks of life, ethnicities, political persuasions – and we have a number of awards in recognition of this.  Our culture is built on inclusion, collaboration, excellence and opportunity.

If you have passion for the law, value integrity, respect people and seek a stimulating career – then we would love to hear from you.


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