Five minutes with...Polly Pope, Russell McVeagh
Polly Pope is a partner in Russell McVeagh's litigation team. She talks to NZ Lawyer about the best advice she's ever been given, swimming in the pool at the Beehive - and her favourite place to head for after-work drinks...
Employment Court judge appointed
A Wellington barrister has just been appointed as an Employment Court Judge, according to Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson
Deed of settlement a step towards resolving 141-year-old dispute
The Crown and Whanganui Iwi negotiators have initialled the Whanganui River Deed of Settlement and Te Awa Tupua Framework Document which, if agreed to by Whanganui Iwi members through a ratification process, will settle historical Treaty of Waitangi claims relating to the Whanganui River
Pillsbury's Mary Cranston: "The price you pay for being stupid is a lot higher"
Retired senior partner and immediate past chair of US-based firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Mary Cranston, visited New Zealand last week. She gives NZ Lawyer her personal advice for women lawyers looking to get ahead
[Uncommon Counsel]: "We concluded a deal backstage at an AC/DC concert in London"
McLaughlin Law principal David McLaughlin has some high-profile clients, but the top entertainment lawyer insists "diva" behavior is a rarity
Managing partner implicated in lawsuit involving "mob tactics"
Each Wednesday, we take a look at the major events taking place in the legal sector across the globe. This week, a top tier Australian firm appoints its new CEO, while a US-based managing partner is implicated in a lawsuit involving an assault on a man outside a Brooklyn restaurant - and rumours about a major multinational merger heat up