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Legal Professional Roles

Welcoming any expressions of interest!

Listed: January 01, 2019

If you'd like to work for New Zealand's largest top-tier law firm, we'd love to hear from you!

Even though we may not have a vacancy that exactly describes what you're looking for, we always have our eyes on the horizon.

If you're interested in creating your future at the largest top-tier firm in NZ, please register your interest by sending us your cover letter, CV and transcript.

We are also interested in hearing from people looking for fixed term opportunities or contract work.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Intermediate/Senior Commercial Property Lawyer - Wellington

Listed: June 01, 2019

Our commercial property work in Wellington is expanding, and we have a fantastic opportunity for an intermediate or senior property specialist to join us, with anywhere from 5+ years’ PQE.

The work is broad, and includes property development, leasing, subdivisions, acquisitions and disposals of commercial property, for our private and public sector clients. While there is a transactional element to the role, we are looking for someone who also has excellent research and opinion-writing skills.  You might have a law firm or in-house background, and as this role has a strong local or central government bent to it, prior involvement with local or central government work would be ideal.

You’ll be bright, motivated and switched on, and be able to handle high volume work autonomously. You will be a team player, keen to mentor and actively support and develop junior solicitors within this high performing, friendly and supportive team. 

This opportunity would suit those looking to further their careers with access to excellent work, someone who wants to add big firm experience to their CV or is returning from their travels. This is a real opportunity to help with the continued growth of this side of our infrastructure practice. 

Location: Wellington

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Senior Employment Solicitor - Wellington

Listed: June 01, 2019

Our highly regarded Employment practice is known as a leader in the field.  Our Wellington team is looking for an experienced, Senior Associate level employment lawyer, (7+ years’ PQE) who can advise clients on all aspects of employment law including: corporate restructures and acquisitions, personal grievances, employment agreements and policies, health and safety, human rights, privacy, accident compensation, collective bargaining, disciplinary and performance management processes, change management and union matters.

Advising national and international major corporations, local government and government departments, this role will deliver first rate work and outstanding progression opportunities.

The ideal lawyer will have excellent employment law experience, a quick brain and great communication skills.

This role could be part-time and/or remote,  so is the perfect opportunity for someone who is looking to combine their career with other interests or obligations. You will also have the outstanding professional and career development opportunities that Simpson Grierson offers.

Location: Wellington

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Intermediate/Senior Litigator

Listed: June 01, 2019

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a solicitor with 5+ years' PQE to join the litigation side of our banking and finance practice.

This role offers fantastic quality work with loads of variety, working for leading banks, insolvency practitioners and corporates both domestic and off-shore, and the opportunity to work collaboratively with other teams in the firm.

In this role you’ll have mentoring and support from an inclusive, collaborative team of true specialists. You will get to work closely with the partners, and will manage and mentor juniors.  You’ll also have the  opportunity to manage and work autonomously on files, gain court time and build solid relationships with clients.

You’ll bring fantastic communication skills, both written and verbal, and will have an analytical, thorough approach to your work with excellent attention to detail.  Experience in insolvency litigation is desirable but not necessary.  If you have good, solid litigation experience,  and an interest in developing expertise in banking & finance litigation, this is a great opportunity to learn from leaders in the field.

Location: Auckland

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Intermediate Commercial/Corporate Solicitor – Auckland

Listed: July 03, 2019

We are looking for an intermediate commercial/corporate solicitor to join our busy, dynamic corporate/commercial department.

This role involves assisting our respected business clients with a wide range of commercial matters, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring, shareholdings, financing, franchises, capital raising and financial services regulation. Work ranges from large infrastructure and technology projects, to communications issues, venture capital initiatives and general contractual matters . Clients range from significant offshore clients to large multinationals to innovative start-up and technology companies, so the work is really interesting and varied.

We're looking for an experienced commercial/corporate solicitor with from 3-7 years’ PQE, who is a confident self-starter, and has strong M & A experience. 
  
You’ll have excellent base skills from a reputable firm, and great communication, written and analytical skills.  
  
You’ll have access to outstanding work, and the opportunity to manage files semi-autonomously, with the support and benefit of working as part of an experienced team of specialists.  You will receive great mentoring and will have the chance to deal with clients, network and build your own profile.

Location: Auckland

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Intermediate Employment Solicitor – Auckland

Listed: July 03, 2019

Simpson Grierson's highly regarded Employment team is known as a leader in its field.

Our busy Auckland team is looking for an intermediate lawyer (3-6 years’ PQE), who can advise clients on all aspects of employment law including: corporate restructures and acquisitions, personal grievances, employment agreements and policies, health and safety, human rights, privacy, accident compensation, collective bargaining, disciplinary and performance management processes, change management and union matters.  Our longstanding clients are national and international major corporations, local government and government departments.
 
In this role you will have:
 
• Interesting, first rate work
• Opportunities to appear in the Authority and Court and to attend mediations  
• The chance to work closely with the partners and senior lawyers in this highly collegial team, which is truly national, also working closely with our team in Wellington  
• Client contact and the opportunity to build strong client relationships
• Outstanding professional and career development opportunities

The ideal lawyer will have excellent employment law experience, a quick brain, a positive attitude and great communication skills.  

Location: Auckland

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Private Client Lawyer - Auckland

Listed: December 06, 2019

We have a truly unique opportunity for a private client specialist to join us. 

Working as part of our commercial property team, this role handles a very broad variety of private client work, including:

  • Will drafting and advice;
  • Trust establishment, review, resettlement, variations and vesting;
  • Estate administration - probate and letters of administration, both for NZ and foreign wills, deeds of family arrangement;
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney - advising on and preparing;
  • Advice on residential care and retirement village occupation right agreements;
  • Relationship property - advising on and preparing contracting out agreements;
  • Knowledge of property law.

 

There is lots of high quality work and plenty of autonomy on offer, so we are looking for someone who has good solid experience and is confident with complex issues in those areas of practice. The role is best likely to suit an experienced senior lawyer, with a minimum of 5 years' relevant experience, excellent technical and communication skills, and who is able to build great relationships with clients.

You'll have the chance to develop an enviable practice and profile, and will have the support of our highly collegial, fun and high-functioning commercial property team.  We are committed to promoting flexible work practices, so if this role interests you, talk to us about what you would need to make it work. 

Location: Auckland

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Intermediate/Senior Commercial Litigator – Auckland

Listed: December 06, 2019

We are looking for an experienced commercial litigator to join our Auckland office. 

Opportunities to join our respected commercial litigation team don’t come up very often. This is a genuine vacancy in a high performing, close-knit team, who do amazing litigation. The work is broad, general commercial litigation, and also includes insurance/product liability, media & IP, privacy, as well as supporting other specialist litigation teams in the firm at times. 
  
We are ideally looking for someone with around 6 years’ experience, but if you are more senior, or slightly more junior, with great litigation experience, we’d love to talk to you.  You might be a generalist, or have expertise in one or more of the areas above, but either way, you’ll be a motivated, confident, competent litigator, ready to autonomously tackle some of our great work.  You’ll have excellent technical, communication and relationship-building skills.


In this role you’ll have lots of high quality work, with the support of this friendly, collaborative team.  You’ll have the chance to develop your leadership and mentoring skills and develop an enviable practice and profile.  This is a key senior role which comes with genuine career progression prospects.    You’ll be well supported in your own professional and business development with plenty of learning and development opportunities on offer.

Location: Auckland

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