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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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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 Solicitors 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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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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Commercial Property Solicitor

Listed: July 16, 2018

We have 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 land acquisitions, property development, leasing and property due diligence on many significant corporate and local authority transactions.

Advising large commercial clients in the shopping centre, local government and general commercial sectors, we are seeking a bright and motivated lawyer with 4-7 years’  broad commercial property experience, in particular with solid expertise in leasing, conveyancing and due diligence of 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

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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Legal Administrator - Auckland

Listed: July 25, 2018

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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CRM & Marketing Co-ordinator (part-time) - Auckland

Listed: July 31, 2018

Reporting to the Marketing and Business Development Manager, this role’s responsibilities include:

  • Management of the firm’s CRM database (and LexisNexis interaction), including training, extracting, collating, analysing and interpreting market and client-related information;
  • Events support;
  • E-marketing (using Vuture) including newsletters and invitations;
  • Support to the Business Transformation team on key projects;
  • Assisting the Business Development team with marketing collateral including Microsoft Office products and InDesign;
  • Administrative and project support across the wider Marketing team.

You will have at least two years’ experience in a commercial environment, and will be proficient in Microsoft Office. Ideally you’ll be experienced in the use of InDesign, and experience with Interaction and/or Vuture would be an advantage.
 
You’ll be confident with data manipulation and reports, and will have:

  • A positive can-do attitude;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Strong project and time management skills;
  • Fantastic communication skills.

The role is for 30 hours per week, which could be worked over 4 full days, or 5 shorter days. The Marketing team, including Business Transformation, is a vibrant, fun, team, who enjoy working together and supporting each other. 

Location: Auckkland

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Technology, Learning & Development Co-ordinator

Listed: August 07, 2018

If you have a background and strong interest in technology and training, we have a truly exciting opportunity to join our team in a part-time role.

This rare role is four days per week, and has two distinct focusses, reporting to both the Organisational Development Manager and the Technology Learning Advisor.
 
For two days per week (Mon & Tues) you’ll be a technology trainer:

  • conducting training for new starters and other staff (Microsoft Office 2016, iManage, Aderant, Bighand, InterAction and a range of other software);
  • assisting with the development of training resources including e-learning modules;
  • preparing for training sessions;
  • updating training materials.

The other two days (Wed & Fri or Thurs & Fri) you’ll be working with our Organisational Development team:

  • preparing tailored orientation programmes for new starters;
  • co-ordinating learning & development activities;
  • developing work experience and intern programmes;
  • scheduling and reporting on quality management team audits;
  • assisting with training attendance records, specific projects, and conference, workshop and seminar registrations.

You will be passionate about technology and excited about the positive impact it can have. You’ll have at least two years’ relevant work experience in technology, learning & development, strong project management and organisational skills and will be an excellent communicator and problem-solver. We’re looking for someone who is keen to make this role their own, build strong relationships, and have the courage and creativity to develop and improve how we deliver our technology training and learning.
 
You’ll have great team support, excellent opportunities for your own development and all the systems and benefits of a large law firm at your disposal. We strive to provide a collaborative and innovative environment of excellence. We are proud of our reputation for putting people first in everything we do.
 
If working for us sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for, then we’d love to hear from you. 

Location: Auckland

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