Current Opportunities

Legal Opportunities


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.

Please contact Jennifer Little for a confidential discussion at:
Your legal search and recruitment partner
021 611 416 /


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:
Your legal search and recruitment partner
021 611 416 /

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.

Please contact Jennifer Little for a confidential discussion at:
Your legal search and recruitment partner
021 611 416 /

Support Opportunities

Simpson Grierson is currently looking for two outstanding legal administrators who have a strong service orientation and work ethic to fill our current vacancies in our Auckland office:

  • Legal Administrator, Local Government and Environment, PA support to Head of Department/Board member

  • Legal Administrator, Employment, PA support to two partners.  Fixed term role to December 2015. Thursday/Friday job-share role

The successful candidates will need to be energetic, driven and focussed individuals who pride themselves on being polished and self-assured.  You will need to have a high degree of confidentiality, be able to interact and build relationships with our clients, and have excellent technical and administration skills.

You will be a self-starter who is resourceful and has the proven ability to bring an energetic, professional approach to supporting your manager and their wider teams.  You will also be part of our 'hub' model which enables you to be supported and work closely with the other legal administrators.

We are also seeking an on-call casual to work flexible hours on an 'on-call' basis providing secretarial, reception and administrative support

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.

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.


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

Genevieve Martin for legal enquiries
Human Resources Consultant
+64 9 977 5091

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