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For a fee or for free? Secondments in the current legal marketplace

Anna Lozynski ILANZ president Sian Wingate looks at the traditional secondment model still used across New Zealand and Australia. To help her understand the value of this model from an operational perspective, she talked to Anna Lozynski, General Counsel and author. The secondment model is neither new nor unique to the legal…

Global trends for the in-house legal profession

In LawTalk 931, August 2019 our Executive Manager, Gabrielle O’Brien, highlighted some of the key themes that came through in the Deloitte/ILANZ in-house trends survey (“In-house legal – A force to be reckoned with”). Curious to understand whether there were any parallels with our in-house counterparts in other jurisdictions, we…

In-house legal – A force to be reckoned with

Some highlights from the 2019 in-house legal counsel surveySince 2014 there has been a 30% increase in New Zealand-based in-house lawyers compared to a 15% increase in all lawyers practising in New Zealand. Earlier this year ILANZ, in partnership with Deloitte, surveyed its members to gain some insights into the…
Oh the places you'll go

Oh the places you'll go

This year I mark 15 years as an in-house lawyer. So, as I write this, I have been musing on how I got here and what has changed along the way. I never envisaged in-house as an option for my legal career when I was studying law at Canterbury University…

High rewards for those representing the low-paid The work of in-house lawyers at New Zealand’s unions

McDonalds workers protesting on a picket line “There is power in a factory, power in the land, power in the hands of a worker, but it all amounts to nothing if together we don’t stand, there is power in a union” – Billy Bragg, There Is Power In A Union (1986) Union…

The Gender Equality Charter: What role can the In-house legal community play?

In April 2018, the New Zealand Law Society launched its Gender Equality Charter (Tūtohinga Ira Tangata Ōrite). The Charter is a set of commitments around gender equality aimed at improving the retention and advancement of women in the legal profession.
An innovative approach to school property investment

An innovative approach to school property investment

How the Ministry of Education is managing its forward construction programmeThe Ministry of Education’s Infrastructure Service (EIS) is responsible for managing the Crown’s investment in school property, school transport, ICT infrastructure and the schools’ payroll system. Our $28.7 billion property portfolio includes more than 15,000 school buildings across more than…
What's in a story?

What's in a story?

In-house legal teams strive to add value. The in-house lawyer’s role is to manage risk with a balance of reaching the outcome that the business needs. In-house legal teams want to be involved in high-risk, high-value work. From an organisational perspective this is because the majority of legal risk lies here,…
Responsible briefing: Reversing the lens

Responsible briefing: Reversing the lens

In the October issue of LawTalk, ILANZ offered its collective thoughts on practical ways in which in-house counsel can be model clients when instructing their external legal providers. This month, we continue to gather in practical advice, but in reverse. ILANZ applied a user experience mind-set to test the practical suggestions…

Embracing the unknown and unexpected: A day in the life of a sole counsel

In-house legal teams are an integral part of many New Zealand organisations, both in corporate organisations and in central and local government; but what’s it like to be the sole legal counsel in your organisation? According to these lawyers who have taken up that challenge, it’s varied, unpredictable, different from…
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