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Legal Professional Roles

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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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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Private Client Lawyer

Listed: May 25, 2018

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.

Location: Auckland

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Intermediate Construction Litigation solicitor

Listed: May 10, 2018

We have a rare opportunity for an intermediate lawyer to join our highly respected construction litigation team, which handles a wide range of work including resolving construction disputes via mediation, arbitration, adjudication, litigation and negotiation, and the negotiation and drafting of construction contracts, for clients such as local authorities, principals, consultants and contractors.
We are looking for a motivated lawyer with 3-5 years’ quality construction experience from a reputable firm, whether in construction dispute resolution or in front end drafting – both would be ideal.  You’ll have  great communication skills and a commitment to excellent client service.  You will get plenty of top quality work, and will be working in a cohesive, collegial team, with fantastic mentoring on offer from the Partners and Senior Associates. With the team’s collaborative working style you’ll be learning from leaders in the construction field.   You’ll also get the opportunity to gain mentoring skills of your own, providing support to more junior solicitors within this high performing 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. 

Location: Auckland

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Intermediate Commercial/Technology Solicitor

Listed: April 27, 2018

We are looking for an experienced commercial solicitor to join our busy, leading Technology  team, in the Auckland office. Whether you're relocating or looking for a new opportunity, this could be the role that enables you to develop your career. 
We are looking for a lawyer with at least 3 years' experience in commercial law.  Experience in Technology, M & A, business structuring, utilities or regulatory would be an advantage.  You'll have excellent communication, written and analytical skills, and will be self-managing and efficient with a strong work ethic.
The role offers fantastic quality work, and the opportunity to build solid client relationships with a variety of corporate clients.  You'll be able to build your expertise in Technology, with the support of a team of specialists. 
You will also 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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Corporate Solicitor x 2

Listed: April 11, 2018

We are looking for two solicitors to join our busy, dynamic corporate team - one intermediate, one junior.

The ideal intermediate candidate will have 5-8 years' PQE in corporate law, including sturdy experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, public takeovers and private equity transactions. You'll have excellent communication, written and analytical skills, will be driven, self-managing and efficient, and be able to turn work around quickly within a high performance environment.

For the junior role, similar corporate experience would be ideal, but the role could suit someone with 2-3 years' solid experience, looking to transition into a corporate team.

The roles offer fantastic quality work in a high energy team, headed by three partners. Clients range from large multinationals to smaller corporate clients, and you will be exposed to major, complex deals. They will suit lawyers who desire great work, solid client relationships and the opportunity to develop an enviable practice and profile. If you are looking for an opportunity to manage and work semi-autonomously on files, but also have the support and benefit of working as part of an experienced team of specialists and closely with the team's partners, then these roles are right for you. 


Location: Auckland

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Senior Corporate Solicitor - Wellington

Listed: March 12, 2018

We are looking for an experienced corporate/commercial solicitor to join our team in the Wellington office.
This is an exciting opportunity for a lawyer to step into a busy team at a senior level, with lots of high quality work and plenty of variety and autonomy on offer.  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 might have anywhere from 7 to 15 years’ solid, relevant corporate/commercial experience, and will be confident and positive, with a strong work ethic.  Expertise in any of the following areas would be useful:

  • Commercial contracting;
  • Upstream oil and gas;
  • Procurement, particularly ICT;
  • Company;
  • Joint ventures;
  • M & A.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop solid relationships with our excellent client base, including listed companies, government departments, large local authorities and institutions. You’ll also need to 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: Wellington

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Commercial/Technology Senior Associate

Listed: February 26, 2018

We are looking for a Senior Associate to join our Technology team. Whether you're homegrown, looking to relocate to this beautiful subtropical global city, or simple returning home after a stint overseas, this could be the role that enables you to develop your career

This is an exciting opportunity for a lawyer to step into a busy specialist team at senior level with lots of high quality work and plenty of autonomy on offer.  You'll have fantastic work, will build solid relationships with clients and your team, and will have the opportunity to develop an enviable practice and profile.

Ideally you'll be a commercial lawyer with 9-10 years' PQE, and with specialist experience in ICT, utilities, M & A, business structuring and regulatory work, whether in private practice or in-house. We're looking for someone who is a confident negotiator, with superb drafting skills and experience mentoring and supervising junior staff. This is a busy role, so you'll also need a strong work ethic and a positive can-do attitude. 

Location: Auckland

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Business Professional Roles

Word Processing Operator- Part-time

Listed: June 13, 2018

We're looking for a friendly, fast, efficient and accurate typist for part-time shift work (46.5 hours per fortnight). 

Simpson Grierson is one of New Zealand's leading large law firms.

You'll need to be an experienced Word Processing operator/secretary, who can ideally work the following hours:

Tuesday       3.00pm-10.00pm
Wednesday  9.30am-5.30pm
Thursday     3.00pm-10.00pm
Friday (alternating) 3.00pm – 9.00pm 

You'll need to have fast, accurate typing skills with a minimum speed of 80 wpm, a high level of accuracy, together with extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, MS Excel and Powerpoint.  Experience with Aderant would be a major advantage, as would prior word processing experience within a legal environment.  You'll also need to have a focus on delivering outcomes, exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to work to deadlines, and to  manage conflicting tasks in a timely manner.  You'll be equally comfortable working with others on some evenings, and working alone supported by remote operators on other evenings. 

Location: A

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Legal Administrator

Listed: April 27, 2018

We are looking for an outstanding Legal Administrator with skills of the highest calibre. You'll need to be prepared to work in a fast-paced environment where your sound litigation skills can be utilised. 

You'll be energetic, focussed, have strong organisational and prioritisation skills and be the kind of person who thrives on doing a great job.  If you are a self-starter and can bring an energetic, professional approach to supporting our employment team, then this role may be for you.

A typical day includes:

  • 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 database;
  • conducting the monthly billing cycle; and
  • handling client enquiries.

We believe you will love working in this role - you'll get a sense of accomplishment at the end of each day as you will work well within a dynamic environment, working closely with our employment partners and their team. You'll get to be part of a really nice, fun, supportive and collaborative group who will ensure you are provided with the systems you need to perform at your best.


Location: Auckland

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Legal Administrator – 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Listed: April 27, 2018

If you are a talented, experienced Legal Administrator, who wants to love the place you work, we need to talk.
We are looking for someone outstanding, ideally with experience in litigation, for a 12 month Fixed Term role in our Auckland office, starting as soon as possible.

You'll have proven experience of providing a high level of support to fee earners, and will be a self-starter, who can bring an energetic, professional approach to supporting our legal team.  You’ll be the kind of person who has high standards and thrives on customer service and getting the job done.  You’ll have:   

  • 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.   

Responsibilities of the role 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.  

You’ll enjoy 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. 

We strive to provide a collaborative and innovative environment of excellence. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive culture and our reputation for putting people first in everything we do.

Location: Auckland

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