Bell Gully news

  • Lawyer to repay $454,000 by Hannah Norton

    A former partner of a top tier NZ firm acknowledged as an ‘innocent investor’ in a Ponzi scheme has been ordered to repay nearly half a million dollars in ‘fictitious gains’.

  • Top-tier firms still want top marks from candidates by Hannah Norton

    A new survey observes NZ’s top-tier firms are still demanding top-level marks from candidates, but sources say they are starting to look for more “well-rounded” graduates.

  • The challenges of starting your own practice by Hannah Norton

    Two lawyers formerly of a top-tier firm – one of whom was partner for around 30 years – have started their own firm.

  • ‘Facelift’ for important legal text by Hannah Norton

    The looming threat of funding cuts has dissipated in time for the release of the new and improved Community Law Manual.

  • Cigarettes to cycling: A lawyer's transformation by Hannah Norton

    Twelve years ago, one law firm partner weighed in at 100kgs and smoked and drank “a lot”. Now he’s dropped a quarter of his body weight and is representing NZ in amateur triathlons.

  • Legal job sharing on the rise by Samantha Woodhill

    Job sharing could be the answer for mums working flexibly, a CEO says.