Current Opportunities

Legal Opportunities

AUCKLAND

Corporate & Commercial Senior Associates & Associates

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.  Please get in touch if you're interested in either opportunity.   

 

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.

 
Mandarin speaking associate
 
Our corporate 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.
  

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

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 be 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.



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