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Legal Professional Roles

Employment Solicitor – 3-4 years' PQE

Listed: August 23, 2017

Our busy Auckland team is looking for an intermediate lawyer, 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.  You'll be confident drafting Agreements and managing client relationships, and will have top notch research skills.

Location: Auckland

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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.

Location:

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Intermediate Litigation Solicitor

Listed: November 10, 2017

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Christchurch office, working closely with one partner in a team known for their close-knit collegiality. 

This is a general civil litigation role, which would suit a lawyer with 4-6 years' litigation experience, with good grades and a prior role in a respected firm (although if you're a little outside that experience level we'd still be interested in hearing from you). Exposure to insurance or construction litigation would be an advantage. Above all, you'll want to be part of a busy, collaborative team, taking pride in working together to deliver quality advice and excellent client service. 

We have gorgeous offices in the West End and the team, and wider office, like to have fun and don't take themselves too seriously.

Working in our Christchurch office is the best of both worlds.  You'll have access to the excellent training, systems and support on offer from a large, national firm, plus the friendly environment of a smaller office which is currently growing.

 

Location: Christchurch

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Business Professional Roles

Communications Specialist

Listed: November 08, 2017

We're looking for a Communications Specialist to join our busy and successful marketing team.  You'll  be responsible for both external and internal communications. This includes working with media to build our brand and reputation and with internal stakeholders to inform and engage our people. 

This role would suit a communications professional with a broad skill-set and a pro-active, confident approach. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Developing content for a full range of digital and traditional communication channels, particularly in a B2B environment;
  • Building media relationships;
  • Leading marketing and communications campaigns;
  • Ownership of our intranet, including drafting daily news stories and driving readership and engagement; 
  • Training staff in building their profiles, including use of social media; 

What we are looking for:

  • 3-5 years' experience working in a communications role;
  • experience in social media;
  • exceptional writing skills;
  • social confidence to talk to people at all levels of the firm;
  • someone who can work collaboratively;
  • strong commercial acumen and a real interest in the New Zealand business environment. 

In this role you'll have the systems and support of a large national law firm.  Simpson Grierson strives 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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Legal Administrators – Expressions of interest welcome!

Listed: November 08, 2017

If you are a talented Administrator who wants to love the place you work, we need to talk.  We have a number of opportunities coming up and are keen to hear from you whether you are an experienced Legal Administrator or a junior Administrator who is eager to gain experience in a corporate legal environment - we can offer training to get you up to speed.  we are open to applicants looking for full-time or part-time, and permanent or contract work. 

Our Legal Administrators provide support to our lawyers, such as: 
 

  • filing (electronic and hard copy);
  • diary management and organisation;
  • producing legal documents, dictaphone typing, drafting basic letters;
  • meeting and travel arrangements;
  • maintaining our client relationship database; and
  • monthly billing.

 

We are looking for someone who is energetic, focussed, has high standards and is the kind of person who thrives on client service and getting the job done.  You'll have:
 

  • Outstanding organisational skills;
  • A high level of accuracy  and attention to detail;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • can-do attitude and willingness to go above and beyond; and 
  • A great sense of humour!

 

In these roles 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:

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Legal Administrator

Listed: October 02, 2017

We are looking for an experienced full-time  Legal Administrator (8.30am to 5.00pm) who is tech savvy and can type at a minimum 75wpm.  This is a busy role.  You'll need to be energetic, focussed, have high standards and be the kind of person who thrives on client service.  If you are a self-starter and can bring an energetic, professional approach to supporting our legal teams then this role may be for you.
 
No day will be the same.  Do you have:


• Outstanding organisational skills
• A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
• A can-do attitude and willingness to go above and beyond,
• Good judgement and initiative, and
• A great sense of humour! 
  
If this is you, we believe you will love working in this role - besides the opportunity to work on a wide range of interesting matters, the teams are all really nice and we will ensure you are provided with the systems you need to perform at your best.

Location: Wellington

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Legal Administrator – Fixed Term

Listed: October 02, 2017

We are looking for an outstanding legal administrator, ideally with experience in commercial property, for a 12-13 month Fixed Term role in our Auckland office, ideally starting at the beginning of December 2017.

Our current Legal Administrator is going on maternity leave and we need to secure someone who is energetic, focused, has high standards and is the kind of person who thrives on customer service and getting the job done. 
  
This is a busy role.  You'll need to be energetic, focussed, have high standards and be the kind of person who thrives on customer service.  If you are a self-starter and can bring an energetic, professional approach to supporting our legal 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 relationship database, and
• conducting the monthly billing cycle

Prior property experience, including exposure to Landonline and standard property forms, would be preferred.  This role might also suit someone with Legal Executive experience looking for something different.
   
We believe you will love working in this role - you get a sense of accomplishment at the end of each day and you will be able to draw on your experience so you can provide support across all aspects of property work.   The team are all really nice - fun, supportive and collaborative (makes a difference!!) -  and we will ensure you are provided with the systems you need to perform at your best.

 

Location: Auckland

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Legal Administrator Float

Listed: October 26, 2017

Are you an experienced Legal Administrator looking for a change, or perhaps someone with strong basic administrative skills, seeking an opportunity to gain valuable experience working in a corporate environment?  If you are on-to-it and motivated, a 12 month fixed term contract as a Legal Administrator- Float with Simpson Grierson could be just what you're looking for.

We are one of the largest commercial law firms in New Zealand, with offices across the country.  Our floating Legal Administrators provide support to our lawyers and help out generally across the firm, with duties including:

  • assisting senior legal administrators; 
  • file management (electronic and hard copy);
  • diary management and organisation of authors;
  • producing legal documents, dictaphone typing, drafting basic letters;
  • meeting and travel arrangements;
  • maintaining our client relationship database;
  • conducting the monthly billing cycle; and
  • reception, meeting and greeting clients.

You'll need to be energetickeen to learn and have the following attributes:

  • Outstanding organisational skills;
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • A can-do attitude and willingness to go above and beyond;
  • Excellent language skills, with accurate spelling and grammar;
  • Technologically savvy and comfortable with basic office programmes;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Accurate typing skills with a speed of 50+ wpm;
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritise;
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of team.
  • Have high standards and want to get the job done right. 
  • Eager to develop new skills and a career in a professional corporate environment.

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 and guidance to excel. 

Location: Auckland

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