Simpson Grierson offers career opportunities where you can be part of a leading and innovative team that rewards hard work, ability, and talent. We value diversity and are active members of the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust.
We are committed to ensuring all partners and staff are provided with equal opportunities. We promote a non-discriminatory, culturally sensitive and safe working environment. Everyone at Simpson Grierson has the opportunity to develop to his or her full potential.
We would like to hear from you if you are self-motivated, driven to succeed, and have commercial acumen and confidence.
View our current opportunities
Auckland legal vacancies - including summer clerk and law graduate positions
For more information about working at Simpson Grierson, please click on the links below:
- Valuing and rewarding our people
- Professional development
- University recruitment
- Overseas applicants
What our people have to say
We employ staff with fresh, innovative thinking and a positive outlook. They are service-oriented people who are prepared to exceed our client expectations. Here is what some of our people say about working with us:
"Simpson Grierson has been extremely flexible in accommodating staff who wish to spend time overseas, but without breaking their ties to the firm. In my own case it supported me during postgraduate study out of New Zealand, and more recently it has allowed me to work remotely - from Europe - for several months at a time."
Graeme Palmer, Senior Associate, Resources & Infrastructure, Auckland
"Working at Simpson Grierson, I get the best of both: time at home to enjoy my young son and time in the office to enjoy the world of corporate law. After years of transactional law, I knew I wanted to stay involved. But I also knew that I did not want to continue my role exactly as before. Simpson Grierson recognised the need for professional support lawyers and saw it as an opportunity for them and me. It's the optimal result for both."
Amanda Parker, Senior Associate, Corporate/Commercial, Auckland
"Having recently returned to Simpson Grierson after a number years at a Magic Circle firm in London, I continue to be impressed by the calibre of the staff, the opportunity to work with industry-leading clients and the firm's dedication to professional support and training - this made returning to the firm an easy choice, and one which I have not regretted."
Joost van Amelsfort, Senior Associate, Commercial, Wellington
"I have been with Simpson Grierson for 23 years and I really enjoy working here. Over the years I have found it very easy to build rapport with staff and clients. The culture at Simpson Grierson is unique, it's a great place to work and socialise."
Margaret Churms, Receptionist, Business Services, Wellington
"Simpson Grierson is excellent at encouraging staff to realise their potential. It doesn't really matter what role you start in - if you have a particular interest or career path you want to follow, opportunities will be presented."
Sally Ratapu, Technology Learning Advisor, Information Services, Auckland
"I joined Simpson Grierson from another major New Zealand law firm in May 2005. From the very beginning I was given a lot of responsibility. As a litigator I've enjoyed a lot of court time, running my own cases and working directly with leading QCs."
Michael Robinson, Partner, Banking & Finance, Auckland
"It's great working in a friendly and professional environment with lots of opportunities to take part in sporting and other social activities. Expanding my expertise with study opportunities, in-house workshops, and ongoing technology training means I can continue to "grow" my career at Simpson Grierson."
Delaine Hall, Legal Administrator, Resources & Infrastructure, Wellington
"Simpson Grierson is not just for lawyers. There is also a wealth of opportunity for support staff including a range of managerial and executive positions for non-lawyers to aspire to."
Valerie Fogg, Information Services Director, Auckland