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Former police officer in Norway now mentor to Kiwi lawyers and their clients

Former police officer in Norway now mentor to Kiwi lawyers and their clients

Maggie Cruz Auckland counsellor Maggie Cruz has lived a life less ordinary. Born in Norway, she started her career training to be a police officer in the Scandinavian country. She then left for Hawaii to undertake further studies before changing her focus to social work and settling in New Zealand. Her parents emigrated…
Moving to practise – and ballroom dance – 19,000km away

Moving to practise – and ballroom dance – 19,000km away

Nicola Keating, barrister, Barristers.Comm, Wellington Nicola Keating Newly admitted to the New Zealand Bar, Nicola Keating grew up in Rochdale, northern England. After completing her law studies and admission in 1998, Nicola practised as a solicitor in England for 20 years. During her two-decade long career, she obtained her Higher Rights…
The richest backstory: Katie Paul

The richest backstory: Katie Paul

Katie Paul As she was being admitted as a lawyer in October 2019, Justice Muir observed that she had the richest backstory of anyone he had the privilege of admitting. From the village of Mourea, which is wedged between lakes Rotorua and Rotoiti, Katie Paul (Te Arawa and Mataatua) completed a law…
Daniel Robert Healy censured and fined

Daniel Robert Healy censured and fined

Jersey-based lawyer Daniel Robert Healy has been censured and fined $8,000 by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. Mr Healy, who holds a practising certificate issued by the New Zealand Law Society, admitted one charge of being convicted of an offence punishable by imprisonment with the conviction tending to…
Patrick James Kennelly censured and fined

Patrick James Kennelly censured and fined

Orewa lawyer Patrick James Kennelly has been censured and fined $20,000 by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal after admitting that he breached an undertaking given to the Tribunal and also breached the Trust Account Regulations. Mr Kennelly’s undertaking was that he would commit to moving to approved trust…
International women judges conference in Auckland

International women judges conference in Auckland

International women judges conference in AucklandOn 7-10 May this year in Auckland the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) is holding its biennial conference, with a line-up of impressive speakers with a vast range of experience. Hosted by the New Zealand Association of Women Judges (NZAWJ), the theme of this…
From the Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture

From the Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture

The Māori Language Commissioner, Professor Rawinia Higgins, wrote eloquently in The Spinoff recently about the importance of championing te reo Māori, for the benefit of all New Zealanders. “We need to invite and encourage all New Zealanders to see te reo as part of our identity as Kiwis and as something…
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