Vocus Group’s general counsel for New Zealand talks about life, secrets to success, and the future of the profession
The Wellington-based lawyer has regularly appeared in the District Court and High Court
Justice Venning says the expansion will provide the necessary flexibility in the panel’s schedule
“The right to request formal flexible working should be open to all,” one of the firm’s leader says
New Zealand law firms say diversity has now become a matter of pure survival, with a diverse team of lawyers likely to be better suited to the challenges of legal change ahead.
The combined firm, named Eversheds Sutherland, would have more than 2,300 lawyers and operate out of 61 offices in 29 countries.
The possible rescue of the global firm’s European arm would be a strategic move in the case of Dentons.
Simmonds Stewart will be open for business in Singapore by February 2017 after securing a foreign lawyers’ license.
Legal and banking experts will develop a framework to regulate blockchain in New Zealand and Australia.
The three pieces of legislation are expected to go before the Parliament this week and be passed into law faster than usual.