Current Opportunities

Legal Opportunities

AUCKLAND

Corporate & Commercial Senior Associates & Associates - Auckland

We are looking for experienced lawyers to join our corporate team.  Candidates should have experience in:

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Capital markets

  • Public takeovers

  • Private equity transactions

We're also looking for lawyers to join our commercial team, specialising in ICT and infrastructure/utilities work.  As well as some general corporate law experience, candidates should have experience in:

  • Negotiating and drafting commercial contracts

  • Joint ventures and PPP arrangements

  • Large scale out-sourcing and the procurement of business critical IT systems and services

Both of these positions involve a good deal of autonomy and responsibility.  So if you're thinking about moving back to New Zealand or you would like to take a step up in your career, this is a great opportunity. 

 

Commercial Associate – Food and Beverage – New Zealand or Australia

Our commercial sales and marketing team is trying to pin down a lawyer with at least five years' experience to join its team.  We're looking for someone who has specific experience in the food and beverage sector, as well as complementary general commercial experience.

The ideal candidate would have a nutrition or other scientific qualification (in addition to their law degree) and be comfortable providing advice on consumer protection law, marketing and promotions and food and beverage law.  We'd like you to be able to build a strong business, work independently, and handle some pressure every now and again. 

The unique thing about this opportunity is you have the ability to choose where you want to work – whether in New Zealand or Australia.  So long as you are admitted to practice in either of these countries, we'll make the rest work. 

It's an outstanding opportunity for a self-starter who wants to grow a unique part of the business with the support of a team of sales and marketing specialists.  

 

Employment Senior Associate / Associate - Auckland and Wellington

We're looking for an employment lawyer to join our busy employment team in either Auckland or 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.  

 

Resource Management Associate – Christchurch 

Our Christchurch resource management team is on the hunt for a lawyer with around five years' experience to join its team.  The team is super busy at the moment so there is a great opportunity for someone who's looking for challenging work that will take their skills to the next level.  You'll be working closely with a senior associate and associate in the Christchurch office, with support from the national resource management teams and the wider Christchurch office. 

We're looking for someone with experience in resource management and preferably local government law, including particular experience in RMA planning (either plan change or district plan review work).  We'd like you to have advocacy experience and, if we're lucky, this advocacy experience would be in planning or consenting/development or construction work before local authorities and the Environment Court.

As well as these specific skills, we want someone who's fabulous at client relationships, who's going to stand behind their advice and who has the ability to provide clients with efficient and innovative service every time. 

If you fit the bill, you can be sure you'll be working in a growing and supportive team that will make coming to work a whole lot of fun.

  

Tax Associate - Auckland

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.

 

Please contact Jennifer Little for a confidential discussion about any of the legal roles at: Jennifer@jlrnz.com 

Your legal search and recruitment partner

021 611 416 / www.jlrnz.com

 

Corporate Receptionist

We are seeking a professional and vibrant person to work in our beautiful surroundings in our Auckland office as a full-time Corporate Receptionist

This is a pivotal role that encompasses all of the traditional reception responsibilities – meeting and greeting clients, answering and transferring calls, managing the meeting rooms and travel bookings, assisting our catering team and even making a flat white if required as well as completing various administration tasks and duties.

To ensure exemplary client service, you will be someone that is proactive in providing assistance to clients and internal staff. Your immaculate presentation and engaging approach will be complimented by your time management skills and professionalism.

This position works alongside another job-share receptionist and the hours alternate each week from 8.00am to 4.30pm and 9.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday. 

 Please only apply if you have proven corporate reception experience ideally within the legal sector –send your CV to or call Trudy Wright, Human Resources Manager on 09 977 5262 with any queries.

 

Legal Administrators

Our people make us what we are.  While we currently have no opportunities for outstanding legal administrators but we'd like to hear from you for future roles if you are someone who is a self-starter and can bring an energetic, professional approach to supporting our legal teams.

You get to work in a team environment with a group of talented people who believe in what they do.

Our expectations are high – you need to be energetic, driven and focussed and have a dedication to delivering to a high standard.

You get to support a team of very experienced lawyers who need you to make a real difference to their lives.  With your client-service mind-set it goes without saying that you'll juggle multiple tasks to make sure you are crucial part of delivering our overall aim to be the most client focussed law firm in New Zealand.

We believe you will love working with us– besides the opportunity to work on a wide range and interesting high profile matters, we will work hard to ensure you are provided with a range of benefits and support systems that will inspire you to perform at your best.

So start the career you want  - if you have the necessary skills and prior legal experience, then please send 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.