Back to all publications

Kaylee Bird and Cree Ratapu Welcomed into Full-time Roles

The Directors are excited to announce Law Clerks Kaylee Bird and Cree Ratapu will be moving to permanent, full-time roles at McCaw Lewis.

Kaylee Bird joined the firm in 2017 as a Summer Clerk, working mostly in our Asset Planning Team. During her time at university Kaylee was a Sir Edmund Hillary Scholar for Dance and travelled to the Himalayas on the Step Higher Award. In 2019 Kaylee was awarded the Zonta Club Women in Business Scholarship, and in 2018 she was awarded the Emerging Leaders Award in Law.

Like Kaylee, Cree Ratapu joined the firm as a Summer Clerk. He’s worked in our Māori Legal Team since November 2019. Cree will graduate from the University of Waikato with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), majoring in Law and minoring in Māori and Indigenous studies. He’s proud to have been part of the 2019 Te Whakahiapo Board as Sports officer and is excited to learn and gain knowledge about the areas of law he’s most interested in going into: Māori land, Waitangi Tribunal work and Dispute Resolution.

Both Kaylee and Cree are currently completing the Professional Legal Studies Course (known as “Profs”), after which they will be eligible to be admitted to the bar.

We’d like to thank Kaylee and Cree for their excellent mahi as law clerks, and congratulate them on their university success and new roles here at McCaw Lewis!

Back to all publications