New Zealand’s Most Powerful Lawyers Named

Press Release – LawFuel Ministry of Justice CEO Andrew Bridgman (No. 1) takes the top spotout of 50 on LawFuels inaugural rankinig of New Zealands most powerful lawyers.New Zealand’s Most Powerful Lawyers Named: Justice Ministry Head Tops the List Wellington (November 16, 2015) – LawFuel.co.nz – Ministry of Justice CEO Andrew Bridgman (No. 1) takes the top spotout of 50 on LawFuel’s inaugural rankinig of New Zealand’s most powerful lawyers. The “LawFuel Power List” ranks 50 lawyers throughout the public and private sectors in New Zealand,ranking their influence and affect upon the practice, administration and perception of law in the country. Among the top 10 are retiring Solicitor General Michael Heron QC, while sitting in the number 2position is the Commerce Commission chief,Mark Berry. The top ranking woman in the LawFuel power list is head of the Auckland Council’s legal division, Kathryn Anderson while high profile woman lawyer Mai Chen sits at Number 14 on the list. In total the Power List has 15 women with Number 50 at the tail lend being the staunch opponent ofthe Trans Pacific Partnership agreement and Auckland university academic Jane Kelsey. The top ranking barrister is Auckland QC Alan Galbraith who is closely followed by Wellington QC and Supreme Court appellate lawyer David Goddard QC. The growing importance of in-house legal teams is reflected in the increased number of lawyers working in both...

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