Crown Law Office makes five appointments

New managers and Crown counsels named

Crown Law Office makes five appointments
The Crown Law Office has boosted its Crown Legal Risk Group with five new appointments.

Appointed to manager are Nicola Wills and Jenny Catran, while Kate Hutchinson, Emily Lay, and Mark Bryant have been named Crown counsels.

Wills, who was previously director of proceedings in the health and disability commissioner’s office, was formerly a barrister in Thorndon Chambers. She was an adjudicator of the Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal and chair of Consumer NZ.

Catran, a former solicitor at Russell McVeagh, worked for the New Zealand Police and the Cayman Islands attorney-general’s chambers before returning to Crown Law as Crown counsel in 2015.

Hutchinson worked at Palairet Law and Buddle Findlay. She has also been a solicitor of the Ministry of Economic Development, a team leader at the Department of Internal Affairs, and principal legal advisor at the Tertiary Education Commission.

Lay previously work at Webb Farry Lawyers and Inland Revenue before joining Crown Law last year.

Bryant was a senior tax consultant at PwC New Zealand before joining Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in London. He then returned to PwC, in London, as a litigator and then a senior solicitor, before moving back to Wellington to join Inland Revenue. He joined Crown Law last year.


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