Simpson Grierson news

  • NZ’s most eminent legal minds to grace Law Awards judging panel by Sophie Schroder

    Some of New Zealand’s most prestigious legal names including a raft of top general counsel can now be announced as judges for the upcoming NZ Law Awards

  • ​Helping Businesses Work : New Zealand’s employment law landscape by NZ Lawyer

    The employment law landscape has been a dynamic one over the past 12 months, to say the least. NZ Lawyer caught up with some of the practice area’s top practitioners and each one told us that it’s been an incredibly busy year, what with Law and Colbert v Woodford House and Iona Boards of Trustees shaking up statutory minimum remuneration issues, and Terranova Homes and Care v Service and Food Workers Union bringing concerns around gender-based pay discrimination to a head. Here’s an overview of what’s happened, what’s happening, and a sneak peek at what’s yet to come.

  • Top tier ready to lobby government about employment issues by Sophie Schroder

    A major New Zealand firm has been so surprised by the results of research it conducted into the employment arena, it has created a post-election wish list it plans to take to government

  • Banning work contact outside of business hours viable solution? by Sophie Schroder

    A ground-breaking law to combat work-related stress is being considered around the globe, but would protecting employees from being “permanently reachable” by modern technology actually damage NZ lawyers?

  • Growing demands on in-house teams by

    Tim Orsman of Simpson Grierson and Debra Blackett, Head of Legal at BP Oil NZ, discuss the growing demands on in-house teams.

  • Leading the charge: The most coveted role in law? by Kathryn Crossley

    Some would say that one Kiwi lawyer has the most coveted role in the New Zealand legal profession: We find out why his job is probably the next best thing to being an All Black