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Essential Guide

The Essential Guide to In-house Practice

Essential Guide

The Essential Guide to In-house Practice is a joint initiative between CLANZ and its long time sponsor, law firm Bell Gully.

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Our monthly email newsletter to members


eCLANZ is one of our primary communication channels to members. You can take a look through previous editions in our eCLANZ archive.

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Latest CLANZ News

Updates on CLANZ offerings, conference and regulatory matters

CLANZ Scholarship Applications Open

Consistent with CLANZ’s objects, and in celebration of CLANZ’s 25th anniversary, the CLANZ Committee decided to establish a research scholarship (the Scholarship).  The purpose of the Scholarship is to enable a New Zealand in-house lawyer or post-graduate law student to undertake research directly relevant to the practice of in-house law in this country, and to publish that research.

The undertaking and publication of such research is expected to benefit the in-house profession generally, by:

  • promoting greater awareness and/or understanding of issues of relevance to the in-house profession; and/or
  • advancing the practice of the in-house profession.

Award of the Scholarship and successful delivery of the identified outputs is also expected to improve the standing and reputation of the recipient.

Details of the Scholarship

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From the President

Three weeks ago, your CLANZ Committee held their Annual Strategy Day.

This is our chance each year to meet in person and map out the strategic direction for CLANZ for the coming year.

Our focus for the next year will be on improving targeted CPD and networking opportunities for in-house counsel by continuing our popular events such as Conference, CLANZ Minis and valued partner seminars as well as introducing some new initiatives to expand our services to you, our members.

Three of our more important initiatives are Profile, Regional Events and Branch Council initiatives.
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Meet the CLANZ Committee: a quick chat with James Radcliffe

How long have you been on the CLANZ Committee for?

I first joined the Committee in 2004 and (apart from one year off in 2010/11) I’ve been on it ever since.

What do you hope to achieve as a CLANZ Committee member in the year ahead?

I hope to continue to build on all of the good work of previous Committees. It’s vital that we make sure we engage with our members, to understand their priorities and then deliver services that meet these priorities. The annual conference is always a highlight, but CLANZ offers a lot of other opportunities for members to get involved with the profession and their colleagues. I want to continue to build on those.

What do you do?

I have been with the in-house legal team at Air New Zealand since 2004. I am currently the Deputy General Counsel.

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