Lawyer of the Year

LawFuel’s 2020 New Zealand Lawyer of the Year

Cassie Nicholson, LawFuel lawyer of the year 2020

Lawyer of the Year Sponsors LexisNexis New Zealand Staedtler – The pens successful lawyers use Cassie Nicholson – Legal First Responder Government legal counsel Cassie Nicholson, perhaps the key legal figure behind the mountain of legal work required to be climbed during the Covid-19 pandemic, is LawFuel’s Lawyer of the Year for 2020. Drafting unprecedented, …

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Placing Her ‘Neck On The Line’ In Samoa Didn’t Prevent Recognition In Samoa For Tiana Epati

A run-in with Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi over a plan to overhaul the country’s legal system didn’t prevent Law Society president Tiana Epati from being recognised for standing up for legal rights in the country. >> Coming Soon! The 2021 Lawyer of the Year Her support of the Samoa Law Society (SLS) …

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Parental Leave Calls Tiana Epati From NZ Law Society Role

Law Society President Tiana Epati is taking a break from the demands of office to have a baby, after a busy schedule both with Law Society duties and including a busy court schedule. This week she appeared in the Supreme Court with criminal law barrister Nick Chisnall, describing on LinkedIn how she had risen to …

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“JoJo Tiana” – Lawyer of the Year In New Movie From JoJo Rabbit Producer

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Lawyer of the Year and NZ Law Society President Tiana Epani is the ‘lead’ in a new movie from “Jojo Rabbit” producer Chelsea Winstanley. Winstanley’s new movie, The Appeal, about a landmark legal case in New Zealand involving the defence of a former gang member by Tiana Epani and which challengews the prejudices within the …

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Tiana Epati: LawFuel 2019 Lawyer of the Year

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Staedtler LawFuel Lawyer of the Year: Tiana Epati Law Society President Tiana Epati is LawFuel’s 2019 Staedtler ‘Lawyer of the Year’.   Labelling herself ‘the reluctant president’, Tiana Epati has presented a younger, fresh face on a profession battling challenges in the wake of recent #Metoo, bullying and related issues, as well as its efforts to …

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LawFuel New Zealand Lawyer of the Year: The Harassment Victim

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The victims of sexual harassment are LawFuel’s ‘Lawyer of the Year’. For the New Zealand Law Society 2018 has been a year of almost unparalleled disruption and upheaval. There have been other such years, of course.  Major world events, firm defalcations and failures, but the issue of sexual harassment and bullying has been exceptional as …

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