Change provides an opportunity to become more commercially relevant to clients, a partner of a major NZ firm says.
One top-tier firm has been busy of late, with two new laterally-hired senior associate appointments, as well as winning a national accolade.
Sam McLernon’s mother suggested he became a lawyer. “She generally knows best,” the Russell McVeagh solicitor tells NZLawyer.
The New Zealand Law Students Association conference saw some of the county’s top up-and-comers show off their legal skills.
In the context of a law firm, diversity is about hiring a broad range of people – not just “kids who have gone to private schools”, the HR director of a top-tier firm says.
Two partners in two top tier NZ firms talk about the legal innovations in the largest block trade ever in the country.