This feature seeks to profile lawyers who have stood out among their peers in some way. It’s not all about deals. All manner of achievements were considered. These include non-transaction areas, pro bono work, involvement in landmark cases or judgments, or a result that defied the odds.
Lawyers featured here could also have simply been water-cooler talk – a result of having been involved in something that, from an industry standpoint, was nothing other than interesting or amusing.
Of course, being included in a list such as this is a significant achievement, but we should also remember that, for one reason or another, many commendable lawyers never receive such accolades. Thus, NZLawyer’s Hot List does not purport to be an exhaustive listing of meritorious achievement.
Lawyers were selected for this feature based on submissions received from firms.