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Legal nomenclature and JAWS

29 November 2019

I read with interest and amusement Sir Ian Barker’s recent article on legal nomenclature (“Legal nomenclature – from prolix to trendy”, LawTalk 933, October 2019, pages 69-70). I wish to assure Sir Ian that there is no link between the name under which lawyers practise and their traditions of service to the community. For almost four decades we have been known to many people by the abbreviation JAWS – yet sharks do not abound.

Ian Finch
Partner, James and Wells, Auckland.

Last updated on the 29th November 2019