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NZ LAW appoints new chair and directors

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NZ LAW Limited has announced the appointment of its new chair and the election of two new directors to its board.

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Mark Henderson

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Amanda Crehan

New chair, Mark Henderson, is a partner in Christchurch’s Corcoran French. His dispute resolution practice focuses on commercial and construction disputes, earthquake claims, debt recovery, employment law and insurance issues. He was elected to the NZ LAW board in 2014.

Mark succeeds Auckland lawyer, Kristine King, a partner at Duncan King Law, who has retired after seven years on the board, three of which she was NZ LAW’s first woman chair.

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Sam Walker

Two new directors have been elected: Richmond-based Amanda Crehan, heads Knapps’ estate planning and administration team. She has a particular interest in the development in the law of mental capacity.

Lower Hutt’s Sam Walker is a property law partner in Gillespie Young Watson’s residential conveyancing division, HomeLegal. He also works on private client and commercial law matters.