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Legal Professional Roles

Intermediate public law solicitor

Listed: November 21, 2018

We have an exciting opportunity to join our leading public law and litigation practice.
This team are problem solvers and enjoy helping our clients identify and navigate their public and administrative law obligations. We advise on regulatory and statutory compliance, administrative decision-making, policy development and law reform. The team participates in the full range of dispute resolution options and we appear in a range of specialist administrative tribunals and inquires.  

In this role you'll work directly with Sally McKechnie, the partner in this team. Your input will be valued in assisting a range of high profile clients including national businesses, universities, Crown entities and central government. We need someone smart, switched on, and motivated, to step up and take on interesting work and take part in business development

Ideally you will have 3-7 years' PQE with experience in or exposure to public and administrative law matters, gained at a respected top tier or boutique firm, or potentially in-house.  You'll be confident, pragmatic and enthusiastic about public law.  

Location: Wellington

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Senior Commercial/Corporate Solicitors

Listed: November 12, 2018

Our busy, dynamic commercial/corporate team is enjoying ongoing and exciting growth, leading to this exceptional opportunity for talented lawyers to join a supportive, solid and integrated team working on high profile, market-leading work.
We are looking for motivated, diligent lawyers with broad commercial/corporate skills, to work with our partners across the whole Commercial department, and enjoy the benefits of collaborating with some of the sharpest legal minds around.   You’ll have anywhere from 5+ years’ relevant experience, which might include commercial contracting, company, JVs, M & A, business restructuring, capital markets, regulatory work etc – whatever your experience, if this opportunity to fast track your career interests you we’d love to talk to you. 
There is lots of fantastic quality work and plenty of variety and autonomy on offer and you’ll have the opportunity to develop an enviable practice and profile. This is a key senior role which comes with genuine career progression prospects.
You’ll be positive, with a strong work ethic, and a confident negotiator with superb drafting skills.  You’ll have the opportunity to become a trusted advisor to our excellent client base, and will also successfully build relationships with the great people in the team and be an effective mentor, supervisor and delegator.  In this role you’ll have the chance to develop your leadership skills and experience.  You’ll be well supported in your own professional and business development with plenty of learning and development opportunities on offer.

Location: Auckland/Wellington

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Intermediate Litigator

Listed: September 24, 2018

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a solicitor with 3-6 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, including acting as junior on significant trials.  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 Litigation Solicitor

Listed: June 13, 2018

Simpson Grierson is home to one of the country's leading dispute resolution practices.

Representing the firm's significant corporate and public sector clients, the Wellington team's practice includes company, contract and commercial property disputes, insurance disputes, professional negligence, judicial review and other public law proceedings, energy and resource litigation and securities enforcement and insolvency. 

We are looking for a lawyer with 4-6 years' PQE and impressive grades who has worked either in a large commercial law firm or a specialist litigation practice.  You might be a general commercial litigator, or you might have specialist experience in any of the areas above.  In this role, you'll be working for a firm that takes a modern and commercial approach to dispute resolution and builds national teams with the 'people power' to deliver exceptional outcomes.  This team is in a growth phase and there will be plenty of opportunity to help build the practice.
This role offers high profile work, responsibility for delivering results and great client contact, with the opportunity to develop your skills in helping to manage junior staff.  You'll also have access to excellent training and support.   

Location: Wellington

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Welcoming any expressions of interest!

Listed: January 30, 2017

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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Business Professional Roles

Legal Administrator

Listed: December 06, 2018

If you are a talented, experienced Legal Administrator, who wants to love the place you work, we need to talk.

This role offers you the chance to become a valued member of our banking & finance team. You'll have proven experience of providing a high level of support to fee earners, including:

  • Outstanding organisational skills;
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail; 
  • A can-do attitude and willingness to go above and beyond;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Accurate typing skills with a speed of 60+ wpm; and
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritise, work independently and also work as part of the team. 

We are looking for someone who is energetic, focused, has high standards and is the kind of person who thrives on customer service and getting the job done. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • file management (electronic and hard copy);
  • diary management and organisation of authors;
  • document production, dictaphone typing, drafting basic letters;
  • meeting and travel arrangements;
  • maintaining our client relationship database; and
  • conducting the monthly billing cycle.

In this role you'll be working on intellectually stimulating, high profile matters, with the systems and support of a large national law firm, together with the support of the wider Legal Administrator group.  You'll have the tools, training, guidance and support to excel. 


Location: Auckland

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Legal Administrator

Listed: October 11, 2018

We have gorgeous offices in the West End and are looking for an outstanding Legal Administrator to join our team in a full-time role

We're after someone who is energetic, focused and has high standards.  Prior experience working in a law firm would be an advantage, but the role could suit an experienced PA or someone who brings superior administrative skills along with a strong customer service focus and great presentation. If you are a self-starter with excellent communication skills, and can bring a professional approach to supporting our office, then this role may be for you.

In this role you are guaranteed that no two days will be the same and we are looking for someone who is adaptable and able to think on their feet. Duties will include:

  • meeting and greeting clients;
  • diary management and organisation of authors;
  • document production, dictaphone typing, drafting basic letters;
  • meeting and travel arrangements; and 
  • conducting the monthly billing cycle.

We believe you will love working in this role - besides the opportunity to work on a wide range of interesting high profile matters, you get to work with a great bunch of people and we will ensure you are provided with the systems you need to perform at your best.

If you want all the benefits of working for a small Christchurch firm and a big national firm all rolled into one, and want to know more, then please apply here.

Location: Christchurch

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