NZ trims All-of-Government legal panel

A total of 19 providers have not returned, but 10 new providers have been added

NZ trims All-of-Government legal panel
New Zealand’s All-of-Government External Legal Services Panel has been streamlined.

The new contract, announced by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment last month, reappointed 21 service providers and added 10 others. A total of 15 providers on the old panel have not returned.

The new contract is for three years and nine months, with a right of renewal for a further two years. The contract is for the legal needs of the government in banking and finance, corporate and commercial, employment, environment and resource management, health and safety, litigation, property and construction, public, and other matters.

The providers that have not returned to the panel are:
  • Best + Hancock (a consortium of sole practitioners)
  • ChanceryGreen
  • Chen Palmer
  • Cullen Employment Law
  • DLA Piper
  • Fiona Wakefield, barrister and solicitor
  • Franks & Ogilvie
  • Kiely Thompson Caisley
  • Macalister Todd Phillips
  • Morrison Kent
  • Mortlock McCormack Law
  • Power Law
  • Preston Russell Law
  • Vicki J. Owen, barrister and solicitor
  • Webb Henderson
The providers on the new panel are: Interwoven Law is a consortium made up of incorporated firm Elwood Law and sole practitioners Genevieve Hancock, Jonathan Kaye Law, Richard Best Law, Robert Buchanan Public Law and Governance, and Van Rij Law. Elwood, Gill, Kaye, and Buchanan were in the previous panel as independent providers.

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