NZ Lawyer is celebrating in-house counsel who have demonstrated leadership by becoming increasingly efficient, innovative and proactive in meeting the needs of their organisations.

Entry criteria:
  • Be working in the in-house legal function of a company in New Zealand
  • Minimum five years in-house experience
Entries close on Friday 21 August.

The in-house counsel who stand out as the best will be featured in the In-House Leaders 2020 report, to be published on the NZ Lawyer website and newsletter in October.

Please note, if successful, any or all information provided in this submission may be published. If providing any information of a particularly sensitive or confidential nature, please ensure these sections are clearly marked in your submission. For any questions or concerns, you may send an email to

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* Nominee details:

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* Please outline the nominee’s key achievements over the past 12 months (max 500 words).
These could include but are not limited to demonstrating leadership; improving business processes and efficiency; innovative ways of working with internal stakeholders and/or external counsel; playing a driving role in a merger or acquisition; rolling out legal technology etc.

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* If available, please upload a high-resolution headshot of the nominee (minimum width: 800px).
If the nominee is successful, you agree that the photo may be used in the NZ Lawyer website, newsletter and other promotional efforts for the In-House Leaders 2020 report. Please follow the file name format. (ex. Full name_Organisation).

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* Please provide contact details (if different to the above) in case we need further information regarding this nomination:

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* The information provided in this submission is accurate to the best of my knowledge. If the nominee is successfully selected, I accept that any or all information provided (excluding personal information and information clearly marked confidential) may be published in the NZ Lawyer website and newsletter and will not be subject to an approval process.

NZ Lawyer is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the New Zealand legal profession. NZ Lawyer award participants are invited to nominate individuals who are contributing to the success of their profession, regardless of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, or age.
 For any questions or concerns, you may send an email to