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Welcome/Kia Ora

At Simpson Grierson, we pride ourselves on being a firm of specialists and innovators. We work with many of New Zealand's blue-chip companies and government organizations. Our clients are building New Zealand's future – our job is to find smart, innovative, forward-looking people to turn their goals into reality. Sound like you?

We are on a mission to help bring New Zealand into the future: we are embracing digital transformation; we work on some of the biggest deals in New Zealand, and we are incredibly client orientated.

You'll no doubt want an idea of what a summer clerkship at Simpson Grierson looks like. From day one you will be involved in real work with real clients, and you will find yourself working with some of the most respected lawyers in New Zealand on major projects.

We offer summer clerkships and graduate programs across our Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch offices. When you apply, please select the option that is most applicable to you.

Areas of Expertise

Simpson Grierson is structured around four different departments:

Banking and Finance

Corporate and Commercial


Resources and Infrastructure

Within each department, we specialize in a range of areas of law.

Maximize your knowledge

Kick start your career by taking advantage of our exceptional professional development program.

Join lawyers from across the firm in our wide range of masterclasses, seminars, and workshops on topical and tricky legal issues. We help you fulfill your potential by delivering comprehensive training sessions which will allow you to deep dive into areas of law you never knew existed and hear how our experts navigate those areas.

As well as the technical legal training, summer clerking also involves a ton of training in technology, personal brand, business writing, file management, and other business skills you’ll need when you enter the workforce.

People like you

We believe it’s easier to get a grasp of the Simpson Grierson experience through the eyes of our people. Here’s what our most recent summer clerks have to say about their experience.

“It’s not often that you can practice real legal skills in a meaningful way while still at law school. Summer clerking at Simpson Grierson was a great opportunity for me to do just that while being challenged to grow and succeed.”
AIMEE COX | Summer Clerk

“The highlight for me at Simpson Grierson is that I felt safe and comfortable in bringing my whole self to work. It was an environment where no part of me needed to be left at the door. The level of training and support provided gave me the confidence to contribute my ideas and insights.”

“Working at Simpson Grierson, you feel part of one big team. There’s a strong culture of collaboration and teamwork, and everyone is really supportive of your growth and development.”
KATE BUTLER | Summer Clerk

"The work I received from the outset was engaging and exciting. I was exposed to a range of meaningful tasks that were often sent out to clients or used by partners to advise on!"