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Lawyers In Practice Statistics: Banking and finance law

Information obtained from holders of current practising certificates shows that at mid-January 2011, 149 practitioners spent over 50% of their time practising banking and finance law.

This was 2.3% of all lawyers who indicated an area of practice where they spent over half of their time. Banking and finance law is the 13th-most important area of practice in New Zealand by number of lawyers specialising in it (ie, spending over half their time).

Banking and finance specialists were mostly based in the biggest population centres, with 44% (66 lawyers) in the Auckland branch and 28% (41 lawyers) in Wellington branch.

There were 907 lawyers (8.0% of all practising certificate holders) who spent some of their time working in banking and finance law.

In Southland, 10.9% of all branch lawyers spent some time working in banking and finance law. Other branches with a relatively high proportion of lawyers spending some time on banking and finance law were Otago (10.3%) and Nelson (9.7%).

Branches where the lowest proportion of lawyers spent at least some time on banking and finance law were Gisborne (none) and Manawatu (4.8%).

Time spent working on banking and finance law, mid-January 2011

Branch 1-25% 26-50% 51-75% 76-100% Total % Branch
Auckland

240

63

28

38

369

7.5%

Canterbury-Westland

67

32

7

4

110

9.5%

Gisborne

0

0

0

0

0

0.0%

Hawke’s Bay

14

5

0

0

19

8.4%

Manawatu

5

2

0

0

7

4.8%

Marlborough

3

0

0

0

3

5.8%

Nelson

10

4

0

0

14

9.7%

Otago

35

5

1

1

42

10.3%

Overseas

8

2

8

15

33

10.5%

Southland

11

3

1

0

15

10.9%

Taranaki

10

2

1

0

13

8.8%

Waikato BOP

77

14

1

3

95

9.5%

Wellington

113

27

23

18

181

7.0%

Whanganui

6

0

0

0

6

9.0%

TOTAL

599

159

70

79

907

8.0%

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Last updated on the 11th May 2012