Wilson Harle appoints new senior associate

The seasoned litigator recorded a nine-year stint in the UK

Wilson Harle appoints new senior associate
Wilson Harle

Wilson Harle has appointed a new senior associate, reported the New Zealand Law Society.

Kitaj Woodward joins the firm after a nine-year stint in the UK. She has experience as both a private practitioner and an in-house lawyer.

She began practising in 2008 at a top firm in New Zealand before relocating to London, where she spent time at a major firm. She also joined the in-house legal teams of two international FTSE100 FMCG companies.

Woodward has handled various commercial disputes and been involved in many regulatory investigations throughout her career. Her recent achievements include heading up a team in charge of litigation and regulatory investigations at the largest supermarket in the UK.

Her responsibilities in the leadership role included tackling contractual and property disputes, H&S and food safety investigations and prosecutions and competition damages claims. She also handled the various regulatory and civil issues arising out of an overstatement of expected profits to the share market.

Woodward has assisted in settling disputes via negotiation and mediation, and has also appeared before the UK’s version of the High Court and District Court.

She returned to New Zealand this year.

Woodward received her BA and LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland. She obtained her LLM from the University of Cambridge.

Wilson Harle has been named one of the finalists in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Specialist Law Firm of the Year category at the 2020 NZ Law Awards.

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