May 2016 News

Kiwi Achievements at The English Bar

This article is about the rise and rise of Kiwis at the English Bar. I had intended to submit it for publication before Christmas, but missed the deadline. Just as well.

On 11 January it was announced that Stephen Jagusch – ex Simpson Grierson and now partner and Global Chair of Quinn Emanuel’s international arbitration practice – was recommended for appointment as one of Her Majesty’s Counsel. He received his letters patent at the ceremony at Westminster Palace on 22 February. Stephen joins Audley Sheppard QC and Wendy Miles QC, who in 2015 made history by being the first New Zealand solicitors to be appointed to silk. Wendy had the double distinction of being the first New Zealand woman (barrister or solicitor) to be appointed a QC in the United Kingdom.

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