Current Opportunities

Legal Opportunities


WELLINGTON

Intermediate to Senior Lawyers - Corporate Commercial

Our Wellington Corporate Commercial team is seeking talented commercial lawyers with strong career development aspirations.  There are two roles available offering top-tier work, autonomy and real opportunities for progression in a high performance environment.

The team's clients include large government departments and listed companies and the work includes complex transactions across the ICT, energy, and financial services sectors.


Senior Associate 7+ years

This role requires a senior commercial lawyer with proven experience running large and complex transactions.  Experience in corporate, ICT, financial services (including managed funds) and/or insurance would be an advantage. If a leadership role appeals and you have a flair for business development, there is a real opportunity to grow a practice and team. The work mix includes M&A, intricate contracts, PPPs and large scale ICT transformation projects.

 Associate 3-5 years

This role provides support to the senior leadership across the team. A thorough understanding of corporate and contract law is essential. Experience in M&A, the energy sector and/or ICT would be an advantage.  The role features a degree of independence and a high level of direct contact with clients.

For further information on our legal roles for Wellington please contact:

Madeline Bower 
Human Resources Manager
Telephone +64 9 977 5242


AUCKLAND

Intermediate Solicitor - Banking and Finance Litigation

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic lawyer to join our busy Banking & Finance litigation team.

We regularly conduct significant and large scale cases in all New Zealand Courts. You would assist in those cases, but also have conduct of your own smaller matters.

As well as progressing matters in Court, our litigators provide proactive and innovative advice to New Zealand's leading financial institutions and insolvency practitioners, directed to settling disputes using alternative dispute resolution procedures.

With three to five years post admission experience, you will have excellent analytical, research and communication skills, in addition to the ability to work well with others in a fast paced team environment. Expertise in Insolvency is preferred, but not a pre-requisite.


For further information on our legal roles for Auckland please contact:

Madeline Bower for legal enquiries
Human Resources Manager
Telephone
+64 9 977 5242 


Support Opportunities

While we are not currently recruiting, we are happy to receive your application for future roles.

As a legal administrator you are part of a multi-skilled team. You are tasked with assisting the firm to meet its business goals by providing administrative support to our authors and partners. The 'hub' model enables you to work closely with the other legal administrators to provide support firm-wide and to each other. A hub is generally made up of three or four legal administrators providing support to a number of legal teams. While you will spend most of your time providing support to the legal teams within your hub's vicinity, it is expected that you will extend support to other hubs across all three offices if the need arises. Successful candidates will have 5-7 years legal secretarial or personal assistant in a legal or corporate role. Experience in diary management, filing, archiving, travel coordination, client management, opening and closing matters, and billing is desired. High standards and a proven track record of achieving excellence in all aspects of your work is a must.

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

If you would like to be considered for a position in the future please email your CV and covering letter to careers@simpsongrierson.com or for a confidential discussion please call Trudy Wright, Human Resources Manager on (09) 977 5262.

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

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid work permit.

Agency notice: Please be advised that we work with preferred suppliers and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from other agencies.

Enquiries

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

Madeline Bower for legal enquiries
Human Resources Manager
Telephone
+64 9 977 5242 

Trudy Wright for non-legal/business services enquiries
Human Resources Manager
Telephone
+64 9 977 5262