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Discover what's been happening recently at McCaw Lewis.

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Discover what's been happening recently at McCaw Lewis.

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Renika Siciliano listed as Young Influential Lawyer 2022

We are excited to announce that Renika Siciliano has been recognised on NZ Lawyer's list of Most Influential Lawyers in 2022. As Executive Director, Renika leads the firm with mana and sets an excellent example of whāia te iti kahurangi (passion for excellence).

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Ko Kahurangi Tēnei

Our Kahurangi roopu – previously known at McCaw Lewis as the “Māori Legal Team” are a committed team of lawyers specialising in kaupapa Māori including Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ture Whenua Māori.

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Glenn Forster Appointed Chief Executive

Hapaitia te ara tika pūmau ai te rangatiratanga mō ngā uri whakatipu. Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth for future generations. The Directors are pleased to announce that they have appointed Glenn Forster as the firm’s first Chief Executive, a move that marks an evolution of his role and another exciting development for the firm.

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Northern Districts Cricket Awards 2022

On Saturday night Renika Siciliano opened the Northern Districts Cricket 2021/22 awards evening. A very big congratulations to all the winners! A special mention to Luke Istead who took home the McCaw Lewis Māori Player of the Year award, recognising his excellent performances with the bat and ball in the Northern Māori matches this year.

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Summer Law Clerks Reflect on Their Experience

McCaw Lewis Summer Law Clerks Danielle Robinson and Jana Stokes got to reflect on their time with us for the Waikato University Law Students’ Association Clerkship Report.

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International Women's Day 2022

Me aro ki te hā o Hine-ahu-one – Pay heed to the mana of women. 8 March is International Women's Day - a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. This week we are profiling five wāhine from the McCaw Lewis team, and asking them to each choose a charity cause for our firm to support in celebration of International Women's Day. 

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COVID-19 Update

Please ensure you have made an appointment before visiting McCaw Lewis. Most of our team will be working remotely at the Red setting of the COVID-19 Framework.

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Long Service Celebrated

Last week the McCaw Lewis whānau celebrated long-service milestones for Jerome Burgess, Carol Folkard and Zane Mora. In an ever-changing landscape of business and the law, we are grateful and privileged to have high-performing and dedicated staff who embody the values of McCaw Lewis: Manaakitanga, Kotahitanga and Whāia te iti Kahurangi.

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Natalie Whitelock Promoted to Associate

The Directors are delighted to announce the promotion of Natalie Whitelock to Associate. Natalie’s promotion recognises her abilities as a lawyer and the contribution that she makes to the business and her team.

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Kylee Katipo Promoted to Managing Associate

Whāia te iti kahurangi, ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei.

The Directors are very pleased to announce that Kylee Katipo has been appointed as a Managing Associate of the firm. He mihi nui tēnei ki a ia, e te mareikura.

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Aidan Warren Appointed as a Judge of the Māori Land Court and Member of the Waitangi Tribunal

We are honoured to announce that as at 1 October 2021 Aidan Warren has been appointed as a Judge of the Māori Land Court and Member of the Waitangi Tribunal. 

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Covid-19 Alert Level 2 Update

Welcome to Covid-19 Alert Level 2. Most of the McCaw Lewis whānau will continue to work remotely, however we are able to host critical face-to-face meetings if needed. Meetings must be by appointment, and we will require you to take some precautions. 

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Amy Bird Promoted to Senior Solicitor

We’re delighted to announce that Amy Bird has been promoted to Senior Solicitor.

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Renika Siciliano Featured by NZ Lawyer Mag

NZ Lawyer Magazine has featured McCaw Lewis Executive Director Renika Siciliano in one of their latest articles: "McCaw Lewis’ first female Māori executive director walks the talk on diversity and inclusion". 

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Graeme Dingle Foundation Climb 4 Youth 2021

Congratulations to all the climbers who participated in Climb 4 Youth 2021! Almost $18,000 was raised by this event to support the mahi of the Graeme Dingle Foundation Waikato.