AWLA President warmly invites you to the President’s Function with High Court Judge, Her Honour Justice Tahana.
Justice Tahana, Te Arawa (Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Mākino and Tapuika) graduated with an LLB(Hons) and a BA (in Māori and Political Science) from Victoria University of Wellington in 1995 and commenced practice the following year as a solicitor with Bell Gully in Wellington, working on Māori legal issues, including litigation concerning the distribution of Māori fisheries settlement assets. Justice Tahana has extensive domestic and international experience in commercial, corporate (including regulatory and competition) law and litigation, along with considerable expertise in advising on matters relating to te Tiriti o Waitangi. In 1999, Justice Tahana spent a year with Walters Williams & Co before relocating to Gilbert & Tobin in Sydney, where she worked for seven years in commercial litigation, interspersed by a year practising litigation in London at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and two years as Senior Legal Counsel (Enforcement) at the Commerce Commission. For a further five years, her Honour worked as Senior Director, Legal Counsel at Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (du) in the United Arab Emirates where she led a team of inhouse lawyers responsible for advising the commercial divisions of the company.
In 2017, Justice Tahana returned to New Zealand and joined the partnership of Kāhui Legal in Rotorua. Justice Tahana was appointed to the High Court Bench on 8 April 2022.
We are grateful to have Justice Tahana coming to this event to speak to us about her career and more recent time as a High Court Judge sitting in Auckland. Please register early for this invite as spaces are limited.
Ticket prices are $25 for members and $40 for non-members. Ticket proceeds from this event go directly towards AWLA’s School Leaver’s Scholarship Fund.
16 March 2023 – 6 pm –Meredith Connell, MC Centre 8 Hardinge Street, Auckland CBD