The LawFuel 2021 Power List

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The 2021 LawFuel Power Lawyer List has New Zealand’s most influencial lawyers listed in a 12 months where the Covid pandemic has shaken up the list with 14 new entrants including barristers, government lawyers and legal leaders and influencers.

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The 2021 LawFuel Power Lawyer List has New Zealand’s most influencial lawyers listed in a 12 months where the Covid pandemic has shaken up the list with 14 new entrants including barristers, government lawyers and legal leaders and influencers.

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1. David Parker, Attorney General 


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2. Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor General


Leaving . . but retaining the power too . . More

 

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3. Una Jagose, Solicitor General

Powerful . . abuse-in-care scandals aside . . More
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4. Tiana Epati, Law Society President

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The Legal Business Leaders : Some of the most powerful lawyers not long practice law, but their power stems from business and boardroom influence . . See four of the legal business leaders here . .

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5. Rob Everitt, Commerce Commission Chair
Leaving, but retaining the power
Last Year – 3 
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6. Anna Rawlings,
Commerce Commission chief hitting the cut-price barons . . 
Last Year – 12
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7. Rebecca Kitteridge

Maintaining a tricky intelligence balancing act
Last Year – 8


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8. Michael Heron QC
Arising . . again. QC’s leadership role 
Last year – 16
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9. Cassie Nicholson
Leading Government COVID counsel 
New Entrant
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10. Matt Whineray
The Multi-Billion Dollar Super Lawyer
Last Year – 6
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11. Martin Smith
IRD Tax Counsel
Last year – 17
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12. Peter Boshier
The Ombudsman riding shotgun on excess and bad behaviour
Last year – 14
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13. Alan Galbraith QC
Bar-leading Commercial Silk
Last year – 11
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14. Nigel Hampton QC
Legal Leader
Last Year 24

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15. Tania Warburton
Senior Legal Adviser . . inner circle
New Entrant
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16. Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC
Emince Gris
Last year – 9
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17. Chris Finlayson QC
Retired Attorney-General at the Bar
Last Year – 10
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18. David Williams
Arbitration Supremo
Last Year – 15
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19. Jack Hodder QC
Commercial Silk Supremo
Last Year – 25
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20. John Edwards
Privacy Czar
Last Year – 42
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21=. Geoff Sharp
Mediator
Last Year – 22
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21= Roger Partridge
Opinion Leader
New Entrant
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22. Brian Dickey
Prosecutor
Last Year – 23
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23. Mai Chen
Public Lawyer
Last Year – 19
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24. Simon Watt
Climate Lawyer
Last Year – 28
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25. Phil Newland
Litigation Financier
Last Year – 20

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26. Anthea Williams
Treasury Solicitor
New Entrant
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 27. Jonathan Eaton QC
Criminal Law
Last Year – 33
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28. Ann Brennan
MBIE Legal Chief
Last Year – 43
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29. Robert Fisher QC
Mediator with the Silken Touch
Last year – 27
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 30. Pip England
Chapman Tripp MP
New Entrant
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 31. Nicola Sladden
Banking Ombudsman
Last Year – 31
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32=. Davey Salmon QC
The Silk-to-See
New Entrant
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32=. Julie Read
Serious Fraud Chief
Last Year – 33
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33. Mark Weenink
Westpac
Last Year – 26
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34. Deborah Chambers QC
Divorce Trust Diva
Last Year – 45
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35. Roger Wallis
Corporate Thought Leader
New Entrant
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36. Ron Mansfield QC
Criminal Lawyer
Last Year –
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37. Pip Greenwood
Director Role Model
Last Year – 35

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38. Peter Hutchinson
Chief Public Defender
Last Year – 41
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39. Cathy Quinn
Boardroom Influence
Last Year – 31
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40=. Allison Arthur-Young
Friendly (Female) Face of Russell McVeagh
New Entrant
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40=. Victoria Casey QC
Public law power
New Entrant
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41= Jessica Palmer
Otago Law Dean
Last year – 34
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41= Liam Mason
General Counsel, FMA
New Entrant
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42. Brendan Horsley
Spy Inspectorate Director
Last year – 13
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 43=Daniel Kalderimis


Disputes Star


New Entrant 

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43= Andrew Petersen
Bell Gully’s Chief
New Entrant
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44. Bruce Gray QC
The Heavyweight Silk
Last Year – 50
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45. Katherine Anderson
Public & Human Rights Law
Renewed Entrant
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 46= Setareh Stienstra
New Entrant
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46= Stacey Shortall
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47. Natalie Coates
Indigenous Rights Advocate
New Entrant
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48= Warren Alcock
Sports Lawyer & Agent
Last Year – 48

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48= Ross Young
Google’s Lobbyist
New Entrant

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 49. Jim Farmer QC
Significant Silk
Last Year – 47
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 50. Fiona Guy Kidd QC
Defence Leader
New Entrant
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