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Russell McVeagh promotes Six to Senior Associate

Russell McVeagh promotes Six to Senior Associate 1

Six talented lawyers have been promoted to senior associate at Russell McVeagh, spanning the Banking & Finance, Corporate Advisory, Litigation, and Real Estate & Construction practice groups. “It’s fantastic to see these lawyers recognised for their diligence and commitment to the firm and their clients,” Board Chair Allison Arthur-Young said. “I want to thank each of them for the …

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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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Former Westland Council Executive Guilty of Bribery & Corruption

Latest Law Jobs Here   A former Westland District Council executive who received bribes in exchange for helping associates secure lucrative council contracts has been found guilty on Serious Fraud Office corruption charges.   Former Westland District Council group manager of district assets Vivek Goel was on Tuesday found guilty of 14 charges of corruption and …

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

Chapman Tripp Make First Climate, Sustainability & ESG Role To Boost Climate Change & Sustainability Practice 3

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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Three promoted to Special Counsel at Russell McVeagh

Russell McVeagh has promoted two of its litigators and one Environment, Planning and Natural Resources (EPNR) lawyer to special counsel last week. Wellington-based litigators Hannah Bain and Jeremy Upson and EPNR specialist Kristen Gunnell based in Auckland are Russell McVeagh’s newest special counsels, following their promotions on 1 December 2022. Hannah Bain – Litigation, Climate Change As well as being a top-notch litigator and public …

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Gender Inequality in the Law Continues As Australian Survey Illustrates

Gender Inequality in the Law Continues As Australian Survey Illustrates 5

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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The 3 Waters Constitutional Ram Raid Entrenchment Invokes Legal Fears . . But Where Is Sir Geoffrey?

The 3 Waters Constitutional Ram Raid Entrenchment Invokes Legal Fears . . But Where Is Sir Geoffrey? 6

The moves by the government to entrench the 3 Waters legislation has invoked serious concern from a number of top lawyers. The highly contentious legislation has aroused debate and concern across multiple groups, but the last minute move to require a super majority to revoke the legislation is something that has itself provoked concern, if …

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Russell McVeagh Add Real Estate Partner

Leading New Zealand law firm Russell McVeagh has announced the promotion of talented Real Estate lawyer, Natalie Steur, to partner (subject to completing Law Society requirements). Natalie’s promotion will continue the expansion of the firm’s market-leading Real Estate & Construction team following on from Sarah Blackmore‘s promotion to partner last year. The team, which includes partners Ed Crook, David …

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