Liesle Theron has been appointed convenor of the New Zealand Law Society’s Law Reform Committee. A partner of Meredith Connell in Wellington, she was appointed to the committee in 2007 and became its deputy convenor early last year.
Ms Theron completed her first degree in South Africa. She was awarded the Chapman Tripp Sheffield Young Prize as Victoria University’s top law student in 1999. As the 2002 Ethel Benjamin Scholar, a Fulbright Scholar and an NYU Graduate Merit Scholar, she studied at New York University, graduating with an LLM in May 2003.
Admitted in May 1999, Ms Theron worked as a solicitor for Chapman Tripp from 1999 to 2002. From October 2002 to April 2003, she was an intern at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Early Warning and Contingency Planning Unit in New York. From June to December 2003, she was in-house counsel with Telecom New Zealand Ltd.
Ms Theron joined the bar in January 2004 and moved to Meredith Connell in October 2014.
Ms Theron is author of Guide to Company Liquidation (LexisNexis, Wellington, 2013), author of the chapters on liquidation in Heath & Whale on Insolvency and Morison’s Company and Securities Law (both published by LexisNexis) and co-author of chapters on the nature, issue and transfer of shares, shareholders’ rights and obligations, and amalgamations and compromises with creditors in Morison’s Company and Securities Law.