Nicola Sladden

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Banking Ombudsman Last Year – 31 Running a small team at the banking ombudsman office has seen Nicola Sladden faced with a range of complaints involving the Big Four banks, but also an alarming increase in investment scams and related issues. Her office received a 63 percent increase in scam complaints reported in the latest …

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Legal equity champion Chief Judge Christina Inglis receives Honorary Doctorate

The first female Chief Judge of the Employment Court Christina Inglis will receive an honorary Doctor of Law from Te Herenga Waka―Victoria University of Wellington at its December 2022 graduation. “This award recognises Christina’s contribution to the law and judiciary, particularly in the areas of employment and human rights,” says Chancellor John Allen. “As Chief …

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3 New Juno Legal Members

>> InHouse Legal Opportunities Here Jane Wright, Daniel Gilchrist and Luana D’Appollonio have been announced as the newest members to join the Juno Legal team. Jane Wright has joined the Juno Legal team based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Jane is an experienced commercial and property lawyer across in-house legal and private practice. She joins Juno from …

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Tudor Clee

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The Unconventional Barrister New Entrant There’s not a lot that’s conventional about Tudor Clee or his practice, but there is no denying his ability to achieve headline-making cases including his representation over the government’s egg-on-face handling of journalist Charlotte Bellis’ return to locked-down New Zealand, nor the takedown of QCs Paul Wicks and John Dixon …

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Mai Chen

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Public Law Last Year – 23 The eveready lawyer who remains one of the media’s go to speakers on matters public or constitutional law-related, Mai Chen this year ‘sacked herself’ from her eponymous law firm to set up public law chambers and work on “complex public law problems, which remains my first and greatest love …

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Power Lawyer Litigation Funder Calls For Improvement in Access to Justice

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Power Lawyer Phil Newland, principal of litigation funder LPF Group has asked insurance companies to support initiatives designed to improve access to justice and prevent time-wasting delays that waste court resources. >> In-house Counsel role – Auckland or Brisbane – Check here Delaying tactics ‘abuse the justice system’, he said in a press statement which …

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Grant Chamberlain

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Cartel Buster New Entrant Grant Chamberlain’s role with the Commerce Commission as Cartels Manager sounds innocuous enough but when prices, inflation and interest rates are rising, it also casts a significant power upon the role and Grant Chamberlain has a key role to stamp out anti-competitive behaviour in the markets. Running a dozen in his …

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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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Anna Rawlings

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Last Year – 6 Although she finishes her role as Commerce Commission chairperson this year, former Minter Ellison Rudd Watts partner Anna Rawlings remains in a senior position on the List with the power and influence her role has over New Zealanders. Although no replacement has been named as at the date of publication, Rawlings …

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