Rising Stars 2020

Rising Stars 2020

The inaugural 2020 Rising Stars’ list has been put together by NZ Lawyer to honour up-and-coming stars in the legal profession who are committed to making a difference.

These future leaders have not only made incredible advancements within their own companies, but they’re also recognised by the wider legal profession for (but not limited to) their work with charitable trusts and organisations; for leading talks on diversity and inclusion; for producing books and papers on their areas of expertise to drive the industry forward; and most importantly, for being mentors to aspiring junior lawyers.

This is an unmatched list of the very best early-career professionals the industry has to offer. So, check out who the Rising Stars are and what makes each one of them stand out from the crowd.

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Amy Cunniffe, Buddle Findlay

Amy Cunniffe, Buddle Findlay

Anastasiya Gutorova, Simpson Grierson

Anastasiya Gutorova, Simpson Grierson

Andrew Colgan, McElroys Litigation Lawyers

Andrew Colgan, McElroys Litigation Lawyers

Andrew Moore, Wotton + Kearney

Andrew Moore, Wotton + Kearney

Angela Harford, Bell Gully

Angela Harford, Bell Gully

Ben Paterson, Russell McVeagh

Ben Paterson, Russell McVeagh

Brent Norling, Norling Law

Brent Norling, Norling Law

Dan Williams, Anderson Lloyd

Dan Williams, Anderson Lloyd

Emily Acland, Vocus Group

Emily Acland, Vocus Group

Grace Thomas-Edmond, AJ Park

Grace Thomas-Edmond, AJ Park

Ian Beaumont, Russell McVeagh

Ian Beaumont, Russell McVeagh

Igor Drinkovic, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Igor Drinkovic, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Jenna Silcock, Buddle Findlay

Jenna Silcock, Buddle Findlay

Jessica Hanning, Anthony Harper

Jessica Hanning, Anthony Harper

Joanna Khoo, Chubb Insurance New Zealand

Joanna Khoo, Chubb Insurance New Zealand

Jordan Cox, Webb Henderson

Jordan Cox, Webb Henderson

Josh Taylor, Wynn Williams

Josh Taylor, Wynn Williams

Joshua Leckie, Lane Neave

Joshua Leckie, Lane Neave

Kelly Baxter, Spark New Zealand

Kelly Baxter, Spark New Zealand

Kristina Kilner, AIA New Zealand

Kristina Kilner, AIA New Zealand

Liz Blythe, Russell McVeagh

Liz Blythe, Russell McVeagh

Madison Dobie, Dentons Kensington Swan

Madison Dobie, Dentons Kensington Swan

Maria Clezy, Buddle Findlay

Maria Clezy, Buddle Findlay

Maria Sopoaga, Auckland Council

Maria Sopoaga, Auckland Council

Matthew Booth, DLA Piper

Matthew Booth, DLA Piper

Megan Potter, CooperAitken

Megan Potter, CooperAitken

Natalie Coates, Kahui Legal

Natalie Coates, Kahui Legal

Natasha Garvan, Bell Gully

Natasha Garvan, Bell Gully

Nathaniel Walker, Russell McVeagh

Nathaniel Walker, Russell McVeagh

Nick Valentine, DLA Piper

Nick Valentine, DLA Piper

Rachael Judge, Simpson Grierson

Rachael Judge, Simpson Grierson

Reece Leggett, Dentons Kensington Swan

Reece Leggett, Dentons Kensington Swan

Renee Butler, Dentons Kensington Swan

Renee Butler, Dentons Kensington Swan

Richard Hoare, Sharp Tudhope Lawyers

Richard Hoare, Sharp Tudhope Lawyers

Richard Massey, Bell Gully

Richard Massey, Bell Gully

Sam Wilson, DLA Piper

Sam Wilson, DLA Piper

Sarah Louise Churstain, Ford Sumner

Sarah Louise Churstain, Ford Sumner

Shane Swinerd, DLA Piper

Shane Swinerd, DLA Piper

Sophie Hudson, DLA Piper

Sophie Hudson, DLA Piper

Tim Fletcher, Uber NZ

Tim Fletcher, Uber NZ

Will Irving, Russell McVeagh

Will Irving, Russell McVeagh

Wook Jin Lee, Dentons Kensington Swan

Wook Jin Lee, Dentons Kensington Swan

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