LawFuel Power Lawyer and former Lawyer of the Year Stacey Shortall has won the Chambers Asia Pacific Award for
Partner Stacey Shortall was named as the winner of Chambers Asia Pacific Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion category in Singapore.
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Stacey Shortall was named LawFuel’s Lawyer of the Year in 2015. She is also on the LawFuel Power List as one of the country’s most influential lawyers.
She was one of only eight finalists from across the Asia Pacific region, and the only finalist for New Zealand.
In addition to her recognition as a leading lawyer in litigation and dispute resolution, she is also a major influencer and philanthropic advocate for inclusion and diversity, with a focus on gender and social mobility.
MinterEllisonRuddWatts Chief Executive Andrew Poole says: “Stacey’s reputation as a lawyer and her commitment to helping those around her is truly inspiring. Her leadership and generosity are boundless, as she passionately advocates on behalf on those who need it most.”
Founder of Who Did You Help Today?, she believes that facilitating connections, and building empathy and understanding for others, is the first step in addressing inequities.
She has already received numerous other awards for her leadership to encourage diversity and inclusion including being named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday honours list in recognition of her commitment to both the law and the community, and she was honoured at the first Wellington Address (nominated by the Wellington Chamber of Commerce) in recognition for her leadership, dedication, and contribution to both business and Wellington.
Chambers Diversity and Inclusion Awards celebrate people who are advancing diversity and inclusion, both within the legal profession and the wider community.