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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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Corporate Solicitor

Listed: April 11, 2018

We are looking for an experienced solicitor to join our busy, dynamic corporate team.

The ideal 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.

The role offers 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. It will suit a lawyer who desires 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 this role is right for you. 

You will also have the outstanding professional and career development opportunities that Simpson Grierson offers, at your disposal, and will enjoy our positive and inclusive culture. 

Location: Auckland

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Tax Solicitor – 3-8 years’ PQE

Listed: February 09, 2018

We are looking for an experienced tax solicitor to join our busy, dynamic team, in the Auckland office. This role represents a genuine opportunity to develop your career. There is a gap in the team at intermediate level, and a brightdriven lawyer will have the chance to shine and advance. Our tax team advises on an extremely wide range of transactions and scenarios, ranging from M& A and corporate finance to highly specialised public sector and private client work, as well as tax disputes.  
We are looking for a lawyer with 3-8 years' experience in tax law from a reputable, professional services firm and exposure to a wide range of corporate and general tax matters, including GST. Some public sector (local or central government) tax experience would be valuable but is not critical.  Experience with tax compliance and due diligence would also be advantageous.  You'll have excellent communication, written and analytical skills and will be self-managing and efficient, with an interest in building your business development skills. 
The role offers fantastic quality work, with loads of variety and the opportunity to get involved in pure tax advisory work.  You’ll build solid client relationships with a variety of corporate clients, and develop your practice and profile, with mentoring and support from a team of true specialists, who are also a relaxed team who get on well together. You will 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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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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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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Business Professional Roles

Marketing & Business Development Executive

Listed: April 11, 2018

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'll 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). While marketing experience is useful, this could also be a fantastic role for a junior lawyer who would like to move into working in a different role in a law firm. 

If you are interested in a challenging role working with great mentors and experienced marketing colleagues in a vibrant environment, please contact us. In this role you'll be encouraged to grow with the role and develop your expertise. 

Location: Auckland

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Office Assistant

Listed: March 15, 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 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 will 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, timesheets;
  • Trainee-level secretarial work, including diary management, answering phones, typing documents.

The 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.

If this sounds like the opportunity you're looking for then, please apply here. Previous applicants need not apply.

Location: Auckland

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Payroll Administrator - part-time

Listed: March 15, 2018

We're looking for a part-time Payroll Administrator to join us, reporting to the Finance Director and working closely with our HR team, managing our day to day payroll administration, and ensuring that all our internal clients receive excellent service and support.
This role is for 15 hours per week, and other than a need to be here for some of Monday & Friday, we’re open to how those hours are structured (within core business hours). The work includes:

  • Compiling and checking employee data for our fortnightly payroll;
  • Completing fortnightly payroll and liaising with bureau;
  • Preparation of leave and ACC documentation;
  • Reporting (e.g. sick leave, annual leave);
  • Assisting staff with leave queries, and actioning leave requests;
  • Maintaining payroll documentation
  • General administrative assistance around payroll.

We're looking for someone who is skilled and dependable.  Prior payroll experience would be an advantage. You’ll:

  • Have strong administrative skills;
  • Be exceptionally organised and dependable;
  • Have fantastic people/communication skills so you can build strong relationships with our staff, and liaise effectively between finance, HR and payroll bureau;
  • Pride yourself on your attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Have a positive, can-do attitude.

You’ll be well-supported by the Finance and HR teams, and will have the outstanding systems and opportunities of a large national law firm.

Location: Auckland

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