NZ’s most powerful lawyers

Law Fuel has compiled a power list of the 50 most powerful in NZ.

I would have thought the Attorney-General would be on it, as he appoints pretty much every judge in NZ. But maybe it is reserved to practicing lawyers, so he is excluded – as Judges are.

Anyway the top 20 are:

  • No. 1.  Andrew Bridgman           Chief Executive, Ministry of Justice
  • No. 2.  Mark Berry                      Chief Executive, Commerce Commission
  • No. 3. Michael Heron QC                  Solicitor General
  • 4. Chris Moore                                President, NZ Law Society
  • 5. Alan Galbraith QC                      Barrister
  • 6. David Goddard QC                Barrister
  • 7. Jeremy Salmond                     Chief Solicitor, Treasury
  • 8. Robert Fisher QC                      Barrister, Arbitrator
  • 9. Kathryn Anderson                Legal Chief, Auckland City Council
  • 10. Brendan Horsley              Deputy Solicitor General
  • 11. Paul Davison QC                 Barrister
  • 12. David Williams QC              Arbitrator, Barrister
  • 13. Martin Smith              Chief Solicitor, IRD
  • 14. Mai Chen              Solicitor
  • 15. Rob Everett                 Financial Markets Authority
  • 16. Cathy Quinn               Manager Partner, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
  • 17. Peter Watts QC          Academic, Barrister
  • 18. Kevin Jaffe                  Managing Partner, Simpson Grierson
  • 19. Stephen Franks         Solicitor, Blogger
  • 20. Brian Dickey             Crown Solicitor

 

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