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Frazer Barton

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Law Society President New Entrant Anderson Lloyd partner Frazer Barton has stepped into the Law Society presidency following the debacle over the leadership with the resignation of both the CEO and the elected president Jacque Lethbridge. Frazer Barton is a litigator with Anderson Lloyd, a nephew of the former academic and Queen’s Counsel Dr George …

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Pip England

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Last Year – 30 As managing partner of what is arguably the most powerful law firm in the country, Pip England spends his second year on the Power List. The M&A, property and corporate lawyer took the reigns at the leading firm last September, described as someone who ‘lives and breathes’ the firm’s values. He …

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Meredith Connell Recruit Clifford Chance COO As Chief Executive

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Meredith Connell have recruited former Chief Operating Officer for the UK at Magic Circle law firm Clifford Chance as the firm’s new chief executive. Sophie Schwass’s appointment was announced by Meredith Connell Managing Partner Steve Haszard (pictured above) who said she would start at the firm in February 2023. Haszard retires from the partnership next …

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How One ‘Best Lawyer in America’ Uses Speech Technology To Power His Practice

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The advances in speech technology provides lawyers with the ability to provide faster and better service to clients, as well as enhancing efficiencies and profitability. One US law firm had a ‘gadget guy’ partner who explains how ‘voice solutions’ have helped power the firm’s growth With more than 145 years of experience, Eastburn and Gray, …

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38. Brendan Horsley

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Last Year – 42 He may be more George Smiley than James Bond, but Brendan Horsley, the former Deputy Solicitor General who ran the Crown prosecution network, has an important role supervising New Zealand’s intelligence services at a time when terrorist and extremist threats continue to cause concern in the wake of global upheaval and, …

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NZ Franchise Legal Leader Brings Billion Dollar Franchises to New Zealand

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  Long time franchise law expert Stewart Germann, sometimes known as ‘The Franchise Coach’ has cemented a deal in the UK to bring a portfolio of global franchise heavyweights to New Zealand. The new franchises include companies representing $NZD5 billion in revenue, employing tens of thousands of people globally. They incude seven restaurants and two …

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Dr Jim Farmer, KC

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Last Year – 49 A long time Bar leader and one of the country’s most experienced and capable litigators, Jim Farmer KC continues to live a busy professional life that would put paid to many litigators half his age. Suggestions of taking things quietly are readily refuted with a busy caseload, albeit perhaps more measured …

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Law Recruiter Talks of New Zealand Law Firms Facing Radical Transformation

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. . and three key tips for law firms to boost work culture Leading law firm recruiter Louise Hall-Strutt says New Zealand law firms are facing the most radical transformation they have seen in decades. The days of burnout, stress and gruelling workloads that characterised New Zealand law firms are ending, she said in a …

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The Power Lawyer To Rule Them All . . The Chief Justice On \’Blowing Up\’ Law Schools and The Drive For Diversity

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Chief Justice Dame Helen Winkelmann may have only been in the top legal role for over three years, but her impact has been pronounced in areas ranging from access to justice issues to digitisation programmes. Negotiating the Covid pandemic has been a major challenge, which has been compounded – or exacerbated – by the increase …

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