In-house champion continues to grow

Experienced lawyers with diverse backgrounds make a move

In-house champion continues to grow

Juno Legal continues to strengthen its team, this time welcoming two experienced lawyers with diverse backgrounds.

Joycelyn Raffills and Becki Horgan have joined the NewLaw firm at a time when in-house lawyers are increasingly required to take on more diverse responsibilities, said Helen Mackay, Juno Legal director.

“Today’s in-house lawyer is increasingly called upon to wear many hats, and our two newest lawyers possess an impressive range of skills and experience from their diverse backgrounds,” she said. “It is no longer enough to be an excellent lawyer in-house; you also need to be an outstanding corporate executive with a deep understanding of strategy, stakeholder management and business performance.”

Raffills moves from the Hutt City Council, where she has held senior leadership roles, including general manager of governance and regulatory and as general counsel. She led multi-disciplinary operational teams of more than 100 staff focused on delivering regulatory services and providing legal, risk and governance advice, Juno Legal said.

She was also previously with Chapman Tripp and Electricity Corporation of New Zealand. She has extensive commercial, legal, regulatory, operational service delivery, and staff-management experience.

Horgan moves to the firm after more than eight years at Airways New Zealand, where she advised on complex international projects, including service delivery and software licensing, predominantly in the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific.

She has extensive experience in commercial contracting, procurement, insurance, aviation, software licencing, company secretarial support, and statutory compliance, the firm said.

Juno Legal is one of the first in New Zealand to operate its particular NewLaw model. The firm provides legal resourcing, in-house legal team strategy consulting, and legal technology advice to boost in-house teams across the country.

Joycelyn Raffills and Becki Horgan

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