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Who Are The ‘Tier 1’ Top NZ Law Firms In The Legal500 For 2023?

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The Legal 500 rankings for 2023 include a range of kiwi law firms that the organisation assessing law firms in over 150 jurisdictions with the major firms unsurprisingly dominating the Tier 1 rankings. The report highlights the role of all the major firms maintaining a “strong presence in the market” in a catchall outline of …

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Bayleys Look At Inflation & The NZ Property Outlook: What Do Investors Need to Watch in 2023?

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A recent briefing from Bayleys NZ looked at the repercussions of rising inflation and interest rate rises when it comes to the outlook for property prices next year. The report from Bayleys’ property partner Knight Frank indicated that economic upheavals in the New Zealand property market are “far from done”. >> See The LawFuel Power …

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Wendy Miles KC – International Arbitration Specialist

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Wendy Miles KC specialises in international arbitration, public international and private international law from Twenty Essex, formerly a Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies, Schiller & Flexner.  A graduate from Canterbury University, she helped set up the Net Zero Lawyers’ Alliance, designed to mobilise commercial lawyers and their firms to achieve climate mitigation goals. …

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The LawFuel London Law Power List: Who Are Some Of The Leading Kiwi Lawyers in London?

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With several hundred New Zealand lawyers practising in London, several have also made their mark with success at the Bar, in major law firms, arbitration, in-house and others areas of practice in both private and public law. The New Zealand Lawyers Society has between 300-400 New Zealand lawyers and many others live and work in …

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Arbitration Fellowship Awarded to Wynn Williams Partner

Wynn Williams’ Partner Rebecca Saunders has been awarded Fellowship in Arbitration by the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ). Philip Maw, National Managing Partner at Wynn Williams, says this prestigious membership is testimony to Saunders’ expertise in managing complex disputes on her clients’ behalf. “To be awarded this Fellowship by AMINZ is a …

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Malcolm Birdling – Barrister

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Malcolm Birdling practices from prestigious Brick Court Chambers and is widely regarded as one of the leading juniors in London’s commercial public law bar.   Recently acted for the Legal Aid Agency, which has been tied up in criminal barristers’ strikes in the UK, and regularly acts for the government defending judicial reviews.   Earlier in his career, …

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Chapman Tripp Make First Climate, Sustainability & ESG Role To Boost Climate Change & Sustainability Practice

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The firm made the first appointment in the climate change, sustainability and ESG role in a move that echoes what many major law firms are doing with regard to these areas and the development of sustainability practices. The appointment is for partners Nicola Swan in Wellington and Alana Lampitt in Auckland. Nicola Swan previously headed …

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Gender Inequality in the Law Continues As Australian Survey Illustrates

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After years attempting to advance the number of female partners in Australian law firms, the current numbers show they have slumped for the country’s largest, 50 law firms. The Australian Financial Review Law Partnership survey shows that of the 352 partners in the top tier firms only 40.9 per cent in the promotion round are …

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