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I recently attended a CLANZ event in Christchurch, making it my first visit to the Garden City since the earthquakes.
It was a surreal experience.
I grew up in Christchurch and eventually moved to Auckland to work.
The west and north of town felt normal as there were no signs of damage; it felt full of life.
Driving closer into the city centre, however, it increasingly grew quieter until I was eventually weaving around road works in a desolate landscape where populated buildings once proudly stood.
General Manager – Risk, Legal & Governance, The Co-operative Bank
How long have you been on the CLANZ Committee for?
Since 2008 and served as President from 2010-12.
What do you hope to achieve as a CLANZ Committee member in the year ahead?
I am keen to continue to represent the interests of in-house lawyers and use my knowledge and experience to help further the many initiatives CLANZ engages in. I am particularly excited about our membership of In-house Counsel Worldwide (ICW), a collection of in-house counsel associations who have come together to provide support and promote the interests and standing of in-house lawyers. I have joined the executive committee of ICW and see it as providing real benefits to in-house lawyers through things such as access to shared resources and knowledge sharing.
The High Court has dismissed an application by an accounting firm challenging the Commissioner of Inland Revenue’s claim of legal professional privilege for advice provided by an in-house lawyer.
Inland Revenue’s Group Tax Counsel, Graham Tubb, welcomed the decision in Accountants First Ltd v Commissioner of Inland Revenue.