Current Opportunities

Legal Opportunities

AUCKLAND

Commercial Litigation Senior Associate

Are you a strong intermediate or senior solicitor with experience in family law?  Then you should join our commercial litigation team.  Our family practice focusses primarily on the property dispute resolution aspects of family law, particularly relationship property issues and claims against estates and trusts.   You will be busy providing advice on the relationship property aspects of estate planning, trust, commercial and property transactions.   And from time to time, we might call on you to assist with general commercial litigation matters as well.

Ideally, you will have a minimum of six years' post admission experience and excellent analytical, research and communication skills.  

 

Employment Senior Associate

We're looking for an employment lawyer to join our busy employment team in Wellington.  The role involves a mix of litigation and transactional work and you can expect to act for clients in mediations, the Employment Relations Authority and the Employment Court regularly.  Ideally, you'll have health and safety experience too.  What we really want to see is someone who can hit the ground running, turn work around quickly and wants to deliver the best to the client every time.  You'll be working with an amazing and fun team of lawyers and will be given the responsibility you need to take your skills to the next level.  

 

Litigation Associate

Our Wellington litigation team is trying to pin down a solicitor with around 4 – 6 years' experience to come and join us.  Two partners head up this fine team and are supported by an experienced wider team of litigation specialists.  The team represents a lot of the firm's big corporate and public sector clients, including major energy companies and SOEs.  If you're the person we're looking for, involvement in commercial property disputes, securities enforcement and insolvency matters, judicial review and other public law proceedings, and large-scale energy and resource litigation awaits.

You might be returning from your OE or looking to step up and acquire more file autonomy, courtroom experience and client contact in a new environment.  You might have worked or be working in a large commercial law firm or a specialist litigation firm.  Whichever way, if you think you fit the bill, you can be sure you'll be working for a firm that takes a modern and commercial approach to dispute resolution and has the ‘people power’ to deliver exceptional outcomes come court day.

 

Tax Associate

How much do you know about tax?  Enough to put your skills to good use in one of New Zealand's leading tax law teams?  Our team is on the hunt for a tax solicitor with around 4 years' experience to join its team.  You'll be working closely with two partners and two senior associates, researching and solving complex tax issues and advising clients on the conclusions that you've reached.  As well as this, you will help out our transactional lawyers on the tax aspects of transactions they are handling and work with our litigation lawyers when a tax dispute arises.   

All of these responsibilities means you have exposure to many different parts of the firm, meeting our brilliant people and learning from the best.  You'll also be exposed to clients in a variety of sectors and areas, including financial institutions, local corporates and overseas investors and local and central government.

 

Corporate Associates

At Simpson Grierson, our corporate law team focus on providing practical solutions to our clients’ business needs. We see ourselves as an essential business partner for corporates undertaking complex transactions. 
 
Mandarin speaking associate
 
Our team is regularly working for significant Chinese clients investing in New Zealand so we are seeking a fluent Chinese language speaking corporate lawyer to join our team. In addition to operating as an intermediate corporate lawyer you will be called on to provide written and verbal interpretation for these clients in particular. Your language skills will need to include written and verbal Mandarin (Cantonese will be a bonus), ideally with sound business vocabulary.
 
Top tier corporate associate

Given the level of transactions our team are involved in, we are seeking a strong corporate lawyer who can get involved in all aspects of corporate work including mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, public takeovers, private equity and other corporate finance work.
 
You will need to be  intellectually agile, commercially astute to join this award winning team.  You will need to have four years post qualification experience. 
 
Don’t overlook this opportunity to join New Zealand’s leading corporate commercial team, as noted by the Legal 500.
 
Please contact Jennifer Little for a confidential discussion at: Jennifer@jlrnz.com
 
Your legal search and recruitment partner
021 611 416 / www.jlrnz.com

 

If you have the necessary skills and prior legal experience, then please apply by emailing your CV and covering letter to or for a confidential discussion call Trudy Wright, Human Resources Manager on (09) 977 5262.

We provide outstanding training and development programmes, state of the art technology, administrative training, frequent social events, a gym and corporate sports events.

The preferred applicants will be subject to employment screening by Simpson Grierson or by their external third party providers.

 

Enquiries

For further information for our Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch roles please contact:

For legal enquiries:

Genevieve Martin 
Human Resources Consultant
Telephone
+64 9 977 5091

For non-legal/business services and legal executive enquiries:

Trudy Wright 
Human Resources Manager
Telephone
+64 9 977 5262