Chen Palmer managing partner
Mai Chen has consistently blazed a trail in the law, co-founding New Zealand’s first public law specialist firms, writing the best-selling Public Law Toolbox, and arguing ground-breaking public law cases. Most recently Chen represented the Problem Gambling Foundation in a landmark judicial review that successfully challenged government procurement processes. She is now acting for all midwives in a sex discrimination high court case against the Ministry of Health.
Chen has also been a social entrepreneur, founding and chairing New Zealand Asian Leaders, the Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy and Business, publishing the Superdiversity Stocktake (downloaded more than 90,000 times since its launch on 3 November 2015), and establishing My Bucket List, which took fiduciary services online.
Chen is a director of the Bank of New Zealand, adjunct professor at the University of Auckland School of Law, and is a regular media commentator on her specialist areas.
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