One of the heavyweight firms in New Zealand, Simpson Grierson has a history reaching back to 1887 and nudges the top spot, if not occupies it, for the number of legal staff, with around 160 lawyers.
The firm has a strong commercial focus with one of the largest local government practices in New Zealand, advising nearly two-thirds of the country’s local authorities.
Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch
Ranking on the LawFuel Diversity Index
26 per cent women partners
Graduate Starting Salary
Recruitment & Vacancies
Programmes & Benefits
The firm offers a summer clerk programme.
Graduate benefits include –
the opportunity to acquire additional annual leave
access to comprehensive discounted banking packages
access to discounted health insurance schemes
gym membership subsidies
Employee Assistance Programme (an independent company that provides free-of-charge professional confidential counselling service for staff and their immediate families)
wellness programmes, including lunch-time seminars, expos, health/workplace assessments, and mole maps
paid parental leave
flexible work hours, including a leave of absence, part-time work, job-sharing and leave without pay
Outward Bound placements each year