Simpson Grierson

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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.



Mathew Taylor

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Firm Chair

Anne Callinan

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Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

Ranking on the LawFuel Diversity Index

26 per cent women partners

Graduate Starting Salary


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Programmes & Benefits

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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
  • study support
  • flexible work hours, including a leave of absence, part-time work, job-sharing and leave without pay
  • Outward Bound placements each year

Simpson Grierson says – “We’re diverse and inclusive. In 2014, we were the first workplace to be awarded the Rainbow Tick, and we’re active members of the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust. We have won a truck load of awards for our diversity practices. We really value the different opinions and outlook that diverse backgrounds bring to our everyday work”

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