University of Otago news

  • Courts reforms likely to pass by Hannah Norton

    A bill repealing one of New Zealand’s oldest statutes still in force has passed its second reading with cross-party support.

  • Five minutes with…Frana Divich, Heaney & Partners by NZ Lawyer

    Frana Divich, a partner at Heaney & Partners, tells NZ Lawyer about why we need to bring back the High Court wigs, and her love of all things food

  • Five minutes with…Earl Gray, Simpson Grierson by NZ Lawyer

    Earl Gray, the co-head of Simpson Grierson’s IP group, tells us about his “brilliantly perceptive” decision to join the firm, and his other desire to be in bird recovery

  • NZ’s most eminent legal minds to grace Law Awards judging panel by Sophie Schroder

    Some of New Zealand’s most prestigious legal names including a raft of top general counsel can now be announced as judges for the upcoming NZ Law Awards

  • Kiwi lawyer leading the charge in social enterprise movement by Sophie Schroder

    An Australian law firm with a Kiwi leader is the first Down Under to become part of a global phenomenon described as “one of the biggest shifts in business we will see in our lifetime”

  • No dreams left undone by Mackenzie McCarty

    November will mark 20 years since Mai Chen co-founded public law firm Chen Palmer. Now a prominent industry figure, Chen tells NZ Lawyer about the firm’s future and an inescapable client shift