Company: Kahui Legal
Job title: Partner
Natalie Coates, partner at Kahui Legal, one of New Zealand’s leading Maori law firms, is a woman of many talents. She is a part-time lecturer at the University of Auckland Law School; a member of the New Zealand Council of Law Reporting; co-director of the Aotearoa/New Zealand Centre for Indigenous Peoples and the Law (University of Auckland); a member of the Council of Te Whare Wananga o Awanuirangi; a regular faculty member teaching tikanga for the Institute of Judicial Studies; and a negotiator for Te Whānau a Apanui in their Treaty of Waitangi settlement negotiations (on-going). She is a Fulbright Scholar and has an LLM degree from Harvard (as well as a BA (hons) and an LLB (hons), from Otago. Coates has won numerous prizes and scholarships including the John Te Manihera Chadwick Community Award (2018) by the National Maori Law Society and the National Community Law Maori Caucus for contribution to the law and community; and the Otago Māori and Pacific Island Study Grant (awarded to encourage the progression of students of Māori or indigenous Pacific Islanders towards postgraduate level, at the University of Otago).