UK Expressions of Interest

UK-based candidates apply here

Are you a NZ-qualified lawyer thinking about returning home? Or a UK lawyer with expertise in
the areas of Banking & Finance or Corporate/Commercial and thinking about relocating to NZ?
If so, we’d love to talk to you!
About Simpson Grierson
We’re an award-winning Employer of Choice, and one of New Zealand’s largest leading law firms with over 300 people across offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
A firm of true specialists, we are passionate about delivering high-value, pragmatic legal advice
and client service. We’re also extremely proud of our inclusive culture, our commitment to pro
bono work, and our innovative approach to looking after our people and clients. We build
everything we do around our strong values: putting people first, at our best and being energetic
for change.
To learn more about what it’s like to work at Simpson Grierson, visit:
Why us?
At Simpson Grierson you will find:

  • Fantastic, high quality work for prominent clients where you get to be involved in some of
the biggest deals and projects in NZ and internationally;
  • Great mentors, training, learning and development opportunities to help you be the best;
  • A supportive and connected culture;
  • An ongoing commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace;
  • An extensive wellbeing programme, flexible and hybrid working, and excellent parental
leave benefits;
  • A strong focus on pro bono, sustainability and giving back to the community.
About you
You’re starting to think about coming home to Aotearoa or are looking for an opportunity to start
your life in NZ and advance your legal career. For those returning to NZ, we are interested in
most practice areas. For those interested in migrating to NZ, we are particularly interested in
Banking & Finance and Corporate/Commercial lawyers, with anywhere from 2-10 years’ PQE.
However if you’re keen to move, it’s worth getting in touch to discuss, whatever your level or area
of expertise.
The process
We are an Immigration NZ Accredited Employer, which means we can hire migrants on the
Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV). There is a new, streamlined system in place for
applications for AEWVs and we are finding the process is quick and simple, taking around a
month. For successful migrant applicants, we pay relocation costs and we pay for the
requalification process in NZ, along with providing time off for study and exams as needed.
Get in touch
Our Board Chair Phillipa Muir, Managing Partner Andrew Harkness, Corporate Partner Andrew Matthews and Litigation Partner James Craig will in London in May and would love to meet you for a confidential chat and to answer any questions you have about life at Simpson Grierson and what it’s like to live in NZ.
To arrange, please email Jackie, our Recruitment Manager: