The In-house Lawyers’ Association of New Zealand (ILANZ) has announced the finalists for the 2019 In-house Lawyer Awards. As always, the judges faced a significant challenge in selecting finalists.
The awards recognise leadership, excellence in the provision of legal services, and the valuable contribution that in-house lawyers make to both the legal profession and the wider community. The judging panels include senior in-house lawyers so the winners have the honour of being recognised by their peers as excelling in their field.
The award winners will be announced on Friday, 10 May 2019 at the ILANZ Conference Niche Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, which is being held at the Dunedin Town Hall.
Artemis Executive Recruitment In-house Innovation Award
The winner will receive a scholarship package from Artemis Executive Recruitment with a value of NZ$5,000 to be spent on initiatives that will help them develop their career.
The finalists, in alphabetical order, are:
Education Infrastructure Services Legal Team, Ministry of Education
Graeme Randle, General Counsel, Gough Group
MAS Young In-house Lawyer of the Year Award
The winner will receive a scholarship package from MAS with a value of NZ$5,000 to be spent on initiatives that will help them develop their career.
Madison Dobie, Legal Advisor, Engineering New Zealand
Alexandra Kissling, Legal Counsel, Fisher and Paykel Healthcare
Stephanie Wright, Senior Solicitor, Auckland Council
ILANZ Public Sector In-House Lawyer of the Year Award
The winner will receive a scholarship package from ILANZ with a value of $5,000 to be spent on development activities for them and/or their team.
Hayley Evans, Head of Legal and Risk (General Counsel), Wellington City Council
Jeremy Ford, Lawyer, Juno Legal (engaged in-house at Overseas Investment Office) nominated in his previous role as General Counsel, Earthquake Commission
Greenwood Roche Private Sector In-house Lawyer of the Year Award
The winner will receive a scholarship package from Greenwood Roche with a value of $5,000 to be spent on development activities for them and/or their team.
Katie Bhreatnach, General Counsel, Danone Oceania
Anton Shead, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Goodman New Zealand
Charlotte Walker, Senior Solicitor, Regulatory, New Zealand Law Society
Chapman Tripp In-house Legal Team (private or public, large or small) of the Year Award
The winning team will receive a scholarship package from Chapman Tripp with a value of $5,000 to be spent on development activities.
ANZ Legal Team, ANZ
Legal Team, Engineering New Zealand
Fonterra Legal Team, Fonterra Co-operative Group
AUT Law School Community Contribution Award
No award has been made in the Community Contribution category this year.
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