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An interview with Auckland Young Lawyers committee member Freya McKechnie

Tell me a bit of background about yourself?I was born overseas but moved to Auckland when I was young. I grew up here but moved down to Wellington for university. I then came back to Auckland to take a grad job and have been here ever since. I work at...
A special profession, a real privilege

A special profession, a real privilege

By Frank Neill Lawyering is a “special profession to be involved in. It is a real privilege,” says Grant Pritchard, the new President of the In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand (ILANZ). A legal business partner and workplace mental health advocate at Spark New Zealand, Grant loves the dynamic and challenging nature...
Lawyer’s secret to ‘bashing out’ a novel or six

Lawyer’s secret to ‘bashing out’ a novel or six

By Craig Stephen A recurring theme from the lawyers’ profiles in LawPoints over the past few years has been one of a desire to write.   Some practitioners’ dream alternative career is as a journalist, while others would just like to write more about what they love. Brannavan Gnanalingam So if inspiration...

The Innovators: Katie Bhreatnach

LawFest organiser Andrew King continues a series of interviews with key legal professionals with their innovation and technology stories.
The legal minds hoping to be elected to Parliament

The legal minds hoping to be elected to Parliament

This story has been updated to show which lawyers and former lawyers were voted into Parliament on Saturday 17 October 2020.
Garage rocker back home after stint in London

Garage rocker back home after stint in London

A Wellington native, Nick Logan of Quigg Partners, had planned to study history and economics at Victoria University of Wellington alongside his LLB. While he ultimately dropped his history major, Nick continued with economics. As it turns out, the economics slotted alongside his law degree quite nicely.
The road to law via Asia, Spain and Brazil

The road to law via Asia, Spain and Brazil

By Angharad O'Flynn Hong Kong-born Emma Littlewood lived in the autonomous territory until, at the age of seven, her family made the move to New Zealand. Emma Littlewood The Littlewood family landed in Auckland where Emma completed her high school education at Epsom Girls’ Grammar School. Ever the adventurer, as part...
Samuel Beswick, Assistant Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, The University of British Columbia

Samuel Beswick, Assistant Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, The University of British Columbia

Sam is a private law scholar with primary research and teaching interests in the areas of torts, unjust enrichment, limitations, remedies, and privacy.
An interview with Christian Niyonsaba – enrolled barrister and solicitor of the High Court

An interview with Christian Niyonsaba – enrolled barrister and solicitor of the High Court

Can you tell us more about yourself?I’m Christian, I play soccer (support Manchester United), was recently admitted to the roll of barristers and solicitors at the Auckland High Court, love a good coffee, and enjoy meeting new people and socialising with friends. Christian Niyonsaba What prompted you to study law?Coming...
International litigator enjoys the many stages of world opera

International litigator enjoys the many stages of world opera

A spiral staircase in an 18th century apartment next to the Vienna Opera House was “the last straw” for litigation specialist Carmel Walsh – wife of international opera star Simon O’Neill. With one-year old twins in tow, the couple were constantly on the move as Simon performed across the opera stages...
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