NZ Lawyer issue 8.04

by 15 Dec 2016
New Zealand Law Awards 2016
Recognising 2016’s best firms, in-house legal teams and dealmakers across the country, a record 610 legal professionals gathered at The Langham Auckland on 17 November for the 12th annual New Zealand Law Awards. 28 award winners were announced on the night, showcasing the outstanding achievements in the legal profession

A champion of change & diversity
Russell McVeagh CEO Gary McDiarmid on the key challenges facing the legal market, and his firm’s commitment to ‘walking the talk’ for diversity

Legislative agenda
Employment lawyers have been busy advising on the implications of two new laws in 2016, and if past elections are any guide, 2017 could add new items to the legislative agenda

Coaching or mentoring?
Which leadership development option is the most suitable for your circumstances? Even though these terms are often used interchangeably, Denise Fleming addresses this eternal conundrum

Brave new world
Dell Technologies’ legal head for Australia and New Zealand, Kristin Brown, talks to NZLawyer after the company’s mega merger with EMC

ODR vs online courtrooms
Innovations have their place in the new legal landscape, writes Lloyd Gallagher. However, some legal complexities defy algorithms

Made of iron
When Wellington general insurance litigation lawyer Sierra Ryland isn’t working, you’re most likely to find her on the run