On-demand legal services provider and NewLaw firm Juno Legal has welcomed four new lawyers to the team.
Margot Lyons joins the firm in Wellington from Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment where she advised on a wide range of commercial, regulatory and compliance matters. She was previously in the commercial property field in private practice at DLA Piper, DJ Freeman (London) and Minter Ellison (Sydney) and in-house with Halifax Bank (London).
Iain Thorpe joins the firm in Wellington from OMV New Zealand where he advised on significant capital projects including the acquisition of the upstream Shell Oil assets. He was previously at the bar and in private practice with MinterEllison, Watson Farley Williams (London) and Bell Gully. He has more than 30 years’ experience in commercial litigation, negotiating complex high value international contract procurements and insurance claims, and conducting investigations.
Jenine Briggs joins the firm in Auckland from AMP where she was advising on a significant divestment project. She previously led the corporate legal team at Suncorp Group which involved working on several strategic divestments, joint ventures and acquisitions. She began her career in private practice with Simpson Grierson before moving in-house with a focus on financial services.
Jen Hanton joins the firm in Auckland from Fonterra where she was Senior Corporate Counsel and led the establishment of the global legal team’s first in-house online portal designed to make legal services more accessible to the business. She was previously Senior Legal Counsel at Spark advising on a range of commercial and IP matters and was in-house with Vanco PLC (London) after starting her career in private practice with Buddle Findlay.