A lawyer and patent attorney registered in both New Zealand and Australia, Julie Ballance comes into the IP specialist firm with more than 25 years of experience and a strong reputation in the patents field. Her clients include major multinational companies from the pharmaceutical and chemical sectors.
Adele says that she found the stories of the widows the most affecting. “They have all wanted to remain in New Zealand and make sure their husband’s dreams for a life in New Zealand for their family are fulfilled, despite the fact that this country is where they were killed.” Inheriting their husband’s assets under […]
Ken Lord tells us about himself and his experience being a Notary Public to help raise awareness of the shortage of notaries in New Zealand, particularly in rural areas. To encourage others to become Notaries Public, Ken shares some insights.
UK firm Irwin Mitchell has taken massive strides in supporting its lawyers who are parents. The firm announced amendments to its family leave policies last week in line with its new “responsible business” measures. Among the changes are the doubling of paternity leave allocation and the introduction of flexible parental leave options.
Russell McVeagh and Bell Gully have played roles in Westpac Group’s divestment of its New Zealand insurance business, Westpac Life NZ Limited, to Fidelity Life for $400m. Russell McVeagh advised Westpac Group, while Bell Gully guided Fidelity Life.
LawFest organiser Andrew King continues a series of interviews with key legal professionals with their innovation and technology stories. Prior to this role, I worked as Vice President of eDiscovery and Head of eDiscovery at Law In Order, assisting legal departments by offering technical solutions and workflows. Before joining Law In Order, I worked […]
The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa intervened in the appeal as an independent, neutral participant to assist the Court because the appeal involved issues of general and wide importance. The Law Society was represented by Tim Stephens, Jonathan Orpin-Dowell and Monique van Alphen Fyfe.
The top dogs in New Zealand’s insurance law market have been identified in NZ Lawyer and Insurance Business NZ’s first-ever 5-Star Insurance Law Firms and Lawyers report, which highlights incredible achievements in the field over a year of novel challenges.
“Asahi Beverages and Allpress are a great fit. We’ve been impressed by their premium branding, commitment to flavour, quality customer service and track record of growth – attributes that Asahi Beverages shares,” Asahi Beverages Group CEO Robert Iervasi said in a 30 April press release. “Today’s announcement highlights Asahi Beverages’ long-term commitment to the ANZ […]
The largest collection of in-house lawyers in the country sits within the public service, presenting considerable opportunities when it comes to working together. Under the leadership of Una Jagose QC, the Solicitor-General, the Government Legal Network (GLN) offers a shared pathway of legal expertise, professional development and service to the Crown and New Zealanders.