Are you a New Zealand lawyer thinking about returning home or a lawyer who is interested in moving to beautiful NZ? If so, we’d love to talk to you! There are no quarantine requirements, and borders are now open for returning Kiwis. Work Visa applications reopen in July.

About Simpson Grierson

We’re one of New Zealand’s largest 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 energetic for change.

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Why us?

At Simpson Grierson you will find:
- Fantastic, high quality work, for prominent clients, working on some of the biggest deals and projects in NZ and internationally.
- Great mentors, learning and development to help you be the best.
- An award-winning, supportive and connected culture
- Flexible working practices
- An ongoing commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace
- An extensive award-winning wellbeing programme
- A strong focus on pro bono, sustainability and giving back to the community.

Why New Zealand?

We asked our growing ex-pat community and they told us they moved to Aotearoa NZ for:
-A high quality of life including well-being, health, education, politics, safety and peace;
- The friendly, laidback people and a relaxed lifestyle;
-Our diverse, multicultural society;
-Mild, subtropical weather;
-Great place to raise a family; and
-Breathtaking scenery, and boundless opportunities to enjoy outdoor life, with proximity to beaches, forests, and mountains; wherever you are in NZ.

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About you

You’re starting to think about coming home 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 a move to NZ, we are particularly interested in corporate/commercial and banking & finance 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.
Not ready to come back just yet? No problem! We are open to discussing long term plans, so still get in touch - even if you just want to have an exploratory chat.

For those returning, with prior NZ experience, we are interested in most practice areas.

Get in touch

One of our Partners will be in London in July and is happy to meet with anyone who would like to discuss opportunities. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have about life at Simpson Grierson and in NZ - please email our Recruitment Manager [email protected]