A top tier law firm has refreshed its partnership bench with the promotion of four new lawyers in a move it says will enhance its ‘dynamic’ network of legal specialists.
The comment comes after the judge was forced to keep a 15-year-old boy in solitary because of a lack of facilities.
New Zealand law firms say diversity has now become a matter of pure survival, with a diverse team of lawyers likely to be better suited to the challenges of legal change ahead.
The combined firm, named Eversheds Sutherland, would have more than 2,300 lawyers and operate out of 61 offices in 29 countries.
Trust law specialist Vicki Ammundsen chats to NZLawyer about her new firm, making legal education compulsory in schools and growing grapes in the Far North.
A lawyer who sold cannabis to an undercover police officer has been suspended for three years.
Mark Lundy has been found guilty of the murder of his wife and daughter.
Law firms who aren’t thinking globally are behind the curve, the new chief executive of a New Zealand-based practice of an international law firm says.
The problem of law graduate oversupply remains in New Zealand, but firms are still taking on clerks. NZLawyer talks to one young solicitor about her journey from clerk to lawyer.
The High Court is to have a new Chief Judge, with Justice Winkelmann taking up a Judge’s position in the Court of Appeal.