Sally McKechnie has been promoted to partner in the Wellington office of Simpson Grierson.
Sally joined Simpson Grierson in May to lead the firm's Wellington-based government and public law practice.
Her role focuses on assisting the firm's public sector facing clients with strategic, regulatory and policy-related issues. This week she was appointed to the NZ Law Society’s national Public & Administrative Law Committee.
“Coming from the heart of government into my new role, I’m looking forward to helping clients build bridges between the public and private sectors," she says.
Chairman Kevin Jaffe says, “Sally is an outstanding public law litigator and has a superb track record in high profile Crown-related work.”
Sally is currently appearing in a 12-week High Court trial for the “Kiwifruit Claim,” a representative class action claiming about $400 million in negligence for alleged bio-security breaches.
Prior to joining the firm, Sally was a Crown Counsel and led a Public Law team at Crown Law. She has a first class honours degree in Law and a BA from Otago University, was a Rhodes Scholar and attained a BCL with distinction and MPhil from Oxford University.