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ILANZ Awards 2019 Finalists

ILANZ Awards 2019 Finalists

By Website Administrator , | 29 April 2019

ILANZ is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2019 In-house Lawyer Awards. As always, the judges faced a significant challenge in selecting finalists. The judges congratulate all those who were nominated as well as the finalists. 

The awards recognise leadership, excellence in the provision of legal services, and the valuable contribution that in-house lawyers make to both the legal profession and the wider community. The judging panels include senior in-house lawyers so the winners have the honour of being recognised by their peers as excelling in their field.

Award Categories

Artemis Executive Recruitment In-house Innovation Award


The 2019 Artemis Executive Recruitment In-house Innovation Award may be awarded to an in-house lawyer or in-house legal team that best demonstrates excellence in innovation in the delivery of in-house legal services.  This could be innovation in connection with a specific project, or a broader innovation initiative relating to culture, people, technology or process.
 
The winner will receive a scholarship package from Artemis Executive Recruitment with a value of NZ$5,000 to be spent on initiatives that will help them develop their career.

The finalists, in alphabetical order, are:

Education Infrastructure Services Legal Team, Ministry of Education
Graeme Randle, General Counsel, Gough Group 
 
MAS Young In-house Lawyer of the Year Award

The 2019 MAS Young In-house Lawyer of the Year may be awarded to a lawyer who has demonstrated their potential as a leading member of the In-house legal profession in New Zealand through:

  • Excellence in the provision of legal services that have significantly contributed to their organisation’s performance.
  • Academic ability and the ability to develop knowledge of areas of law not previously practised by the nominee.
  • Leadership potential.

The winner will receive a scholarship package from MAS with a value of NZ$5,000 to be spent on initiatives that will help them develop their career.
 
Nominees for the Young In-house Lawyer of the Year must have worked in an In-house counsel role for less than 5 years as at 30 April 2019, and it should be no more than 10 years since their first date of admission as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand or their original country of admission.

The finalists, in alphabetical order, are:
 
Madison Dobie, Legal Advisor, Engineering New Zealand
Alexandra Kissling, Legal Counsel, Fisher and Paykel Healthcare
Stephanie Wright, Senior Solicitor, Auckland Council


ILANZ Public Sector In-House Lawyer of the Year Award

The 2019 ILANZ Public Sector In-house Lawyer of the Year may be awarded to a lawyer who has made a valuable contribution to their public-sector organisation and the legal profession through:

  • Leadership and excellence in the provision of legal services aligned to the organisation’s strategic goals.
  • Effective team management (where appropriate) or management of external advisers.
  • Innovation and best practice.

The winner will receive a scholarship package from ILANZ with a value of $5,000 to be spent on development activities for them and/or their team.
 
The finalists, in alphabetical order, are:

Hayley Evans, Head of Legal and Risk (General Counsel), Wellington City Council 
Jeremy Ford, Lawyer, Juno Legal (engaged in-house at Overseas Investment Office) nominated in his previous role as General Counsel, Earthquake Commission

Greenwood Roche Private Sector In-house Lawyer of the Year Award

The 2019 Greenwood Roche Private Sector In-house Lawyer of the Year (includes state owned enterprises and mixed ownership models) may be awarded to a lawyer who has made a valuable contribution to their private sector organisation and the legal profession through:

  • Leadership and excellence in the provision of legal services aligned to the organisation’s strategic goals.
  • Effective team management (where appropriate) or management of external advisers.
  • Innovation and best practice.

The winner will receive a scholarship package from Greenwood Roche with a value of $5,000 to be spent on development activities for them and/or their team.

The finalists, in alphabetical order, are:
 
Katie Bhreatnach, General Counsel, Danone Oceania
Anton Shead, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Goodman New Zealand
Charlotte Walker, Senior Solicitor, Regulatory, New Zealand Law Society 


Chapman Tripp In-house Legal Team (private or public, large or small) of the Year Award

The 2019 Chapman Tripp In-house Legal Team of the Year Award may be awarded to an In-house legal team that has made a valuable contribution to their organisation and the legal profession through:

  • Leadership and excellence in the provision of legal services aligned to the organisation’s strategic goals.
  • Effective team management (where appropriate) or management of external advisers.
  • Innovation and best practice.

The winning team will receive a scholarship package from Chapman Tripp with a value of $5,000 to be spent on development activities.

The finalists, in alphabetical order, are:

ANZ Legal Team, ANZ
Legal Team, Engineering New Zealand
Fonterra Legal Team, Fonterra Co-operative Group


AUT Law School Community Contribution Award

No award has been made in the Community Contribution category this year and therefore no finalists are listed for this award.

ILANZ congratulates all nominees on their achievements and for being nominated for an award by their peers, employer or external legal firm. Congratulations, in particular to the award finalists.

ILANZ would like to extend a big thank you to our award sponsors who have made these awards possible.

The award winners will be announced on Friday, 10 May 2019 at the ILANZ Conference Niche Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, which is being held at the Dunedin Town Hall.

To view the final programme, click here. If you have not yet registered for the conference, register today.


Regards

Gabrielle O'Brien
ILANZ Executive Manager