Civil Litigation expert to lead Shine Lawyers NZ
International law firm Shine Lawyers has appointed Angela Parlane to take over leadership of Shine Lawyers New Zealand, as former Managing Director Andrew Hooker announces his retirement.
Parlane joined Shine Lawyers New Zealand as a director in February 2018 having spent the eight years prior running her own boutique law firm that specialised in civil litigation, insurance litigation and building defect cases.
She takes over from Hooker who will maintain his strong links in a consultancy role to the firm.
Admitted to the bar in 1994, Parlane has an understanding of insurance and civil litigation including representing Christchurch home owners in disputes with EQC (New Zealand’s Earthquake Commission) and their insurers.
Parlane has worked internationally in roles in Zurich on an international arbitration tribunal dealing with dormant bank accounts from the WWII era, then as a lawyer at insurance market Lloyd’s of London and as in-house legal counsel in Geneva for an international corporation.
“It’s an exciting time to work in plaintiff civil litigation in New Zealand as lawmakers begin the process to bring justice to victims of abuse, and to finally progress much-needed law changes to address inequities in insurance law. We are also seeing courts becoming more focused on access to justice” she said.
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