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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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Commercial Property Solicitor – 3-5 years’

Listed: December 20, 2017

Simpson Grierson has the largest infrastructure group in New Zealand. True specialists, this team covers the full spectrum of property and infrastructure activities.
 
Supporting three exceptional partners, this role will expose you to local government, large infrastructure land acquisitions, property development and property due diligence on many significant corporate transactions. 

Advising large commercial clients across the building, transport, local government and energy sectors, we are seeking a bright and motivated lawyer with 3-5 years’  broad commercial property experience, which might include:          

  • forestry / agri-business
  • conveyancing,
  • sale and purchase agreements
  • leasing
  • subdivisions
  • Unit titles
  • knowledge of Public Works Act,
  • aged-care / retirement villages; and
  • due diligence on the property aspects of large commercial M&A and overseas investment deals.

  
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. 

Location: Auckland

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Business Professional Roles

Marketing and Business Development Executive

Listed: December 05, 2017

A dream role for a marketing executive with business acumen, professionalism and superior communication skills.  This is the perfect opportunity for a junior marketer with experience working in a corporate business environment to take the next step in your marketing career.  Working closely with the Marketing and Business Development Manager, this role's responsibilities include:

  • assisting teams with tender and pitch processes;
  • working with partners to help them pursue target opportunities;
  • project managing annual international legal directory submissions and quarterly league tables information;
  • undertaking client and business research; 
  • assisting with developing key client relationships;
  • supporting business planning and assisting with the implementation of outcomes;
  • supporting the marketing team with strategic projects;and
  • building an in-depth understanding of our core business areas to identify business opportunities. 


If you are self-driven, and keen to take ownership of interesting and influential work, this position could be for you.  You will need to be well-organised and able to manage projects autonomously.  You must also have the confidence to engage with people across all areas of the firm, and make this position your own.  Ideally you will have:
 

  • a strong commercial awareness;
  • excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • high level competency in Microsoft Office - InDesign skills are an advantage. 


We are looking for someone with 2-3 years' experience working in a commercial organisation (professional services experience is an advantage). 

If you are interested in a challenging role working with great mentors and experienced marketing colleagues in a vibrant environment, please contact us. 

Location: Auckland

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Library Assistant – Part-time

Listed: December 20, 2017

This role is a 30 hour per week role which could be worked over 4 or 5 days, whatever works best for you, and would suit someone studying towards a library qualification - or you can receive fantastic on the job training and mentoring.  Reporting to the Research Services Manager, you'll be providing assistance to the Research Service team, carrying out collection maintenance and document delivery duties.

You'll be someone who:

  • Has a strong customer service focus;
  • Is comfortable spending periods of time working alone, as well as working with the wider Research Service team;
  • Is tech-savvy; and
  • Loves research and working with information.

In  this role you'll:

  • Be principal point of contact for users visiting the firm library; 
  • Process new journal issues and loose-leaf updates using the in-house database;
  • Catalogue and process new books added to the library;
  • Deliver documents on request (e.g. judgments, articles);
  • Maintain library management systems/databases; 
  • Provide reference services to internal clients.

You'll have great team support, opportunities for training, plus all the systems and benefits of a large law firm at your disposal.  

Location: Auckland

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Word Processing Operator – Part-time

Listed: December 21, 2017

We're looking for a friendly, fast, efficient and accurate WP operator for part-time afternoon/night shift work (33 hours per week). 

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

Monday       3.00pm-10.00pm
Tuesday       3.00pm-10.00pm
Wednesday  3.00pm-11.00pm
Thursday     3.00pm-11.00pm
Friday          3.00pm – 9.00pm

You'll need to have fast, accurate typing skills with a minimum speed of 80 wpm, together with extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, MS Excel and Powerpoint.  Experience with Aderant would be a major advantage.  You'll also need to have a focus on delivering outcomes, exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to manage conflicting tasks in a timely manner.  While this role is primarily Word processing, you'll be flexible and happy to pick up other tasks where needed such as summation, data entry and scanning. You'll be equally comfortable working with others on some evenings, and working alone supported by remote operators on other evenings. 

Location: Auckland

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Legal Assistant/Office Junior

Listed: January 17, 2018

We have a fantastic job opportunity for someone looking to gain valuable experience and skills working in a corporate legal environment.

If you have strong basic administrative skills and are on-to-it and motivated, an Office Assistant role with us could be just what you are looking for. 

Here's what you'll need to apply for this role:

  • Have completed NCEA or equivalent;
  • Be able to touch type at a minimum of 45 wpm with 98% accuracy;
  • Be proactive and very keen to learn;
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Be well-presented.

 

You'll receive fantastic training, support and mentoring in his role.  There'll be in-depth training in all of our technology and software, and a comprehensive orientation programme rotating through different departments in the firm.  You'll be assigned buddies in each legal team who will teach you various tasks and check your work. 

You'll work 9.30am to 6.00pm each day, and your work will include:

  • Reception work including answering phones, greeting clients and managing meeting rooms.
  • General administrative duties, such as opening and closing files, filing, scanning, time sheets;
  • Trainee-level secretarial work, including diary management, answering phones, typing documents.


This role offers a rare opportunity to grow and develop your skills and could lead to a legal secretarial role or other – it’s a real chance to kick start your career in the legal and corporate world.  What you make of it depends on you – the more you strive to learn, the more opportunities will be afforded to you.
 

Location: Auckland

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Legal Assistant/Office Junior

Listed: January 17, 2018

We have a fantastic job opportunity for someone looking to gain valuable experience and skills working in a corporate legal environment.

If you have strong basic administrative skills and are on-to-it and motivated, an Office Assistant role with us could be just what you are looking for. 

Here's what you'll need to apply for this role:
 

  • Have completed NCEA or equivalent;
  • Be able to touch type at a minimum of 45 wpm with 98% accuracy;
  • Be proactive and very keen to learn;
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Be well-presented.

 

You'll receive fantastic training, support and mentoring in his role.  There'll be in-depth training in all of our technology and software, and a comprehensive orientation programme rotating through different departments in the firm.  You'll be assigned buddies in each legal team who will teach you various tasks and check your work. 

You'll work 9.30am to 6.00pm each day, and your work will include:
 

  • Reception work including answering phones, greeting clients and managing meeting rooms.
  • General administrative duties, such as opening and closing files, filing, scanning, time sheets;
  • Trainee-level secretarial work, including diary management, answering phones, typing documents;
  • Assisting the research Librarian with cataloguing, shelving, loose-leafing. 


This role offers a rare opportunity to grow and develop your skills and could lead to a legal secretarial role or other – it’s a real chance to kick start your career in the legal and corporate world.  What you make of it depends on you – the more you strive to learn, the more opportunities will be afforded to you.
 

Location: Wellington

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