Public Lecture by Christine Grice

"Lawyers – the Profession into the 21st Century"

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Time: 6.15pm, pre-lecture drinks from 5.30pm

Venue: Pre-lecture drinks: N.1.03, New Law Building; Lecture: Executive Rooms, MSB.1.36, Management Building.

Please RSVP to for catering purposes by 27 October 2016.

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This is the first public lecture in the series celebrating 25th Anniversary of Te Piringa - Faculty of Law. Christine Grice dedicated this lecture to the subject of professionalism - one of the three founding principles of Te Piringa – Faculty of Law.

Christine has a special connection with the Waikato Faculty of Law. She practised in Hamilton as a partner in Harkness Henry - the firm that established, and 25 years later continues to support, the prestigious annual Harkness Henry lecture.

Christine was involved in the establishment of the Te Piringa - Faculty of Law and has been a strong supporter of it. In its early days, Christine lectured at the Waikato Faculty of Law. She also sat on its Board of Studies. Christine now holds the position of Honorary Lecturer in Law and continues to give visiting lectures.

Christine has extensive experience as a litigation lawyer and acted as arbitrator or mediator in a variety of cases from complex commercial and multi-party cases to electronically conducted internet disputes. Her focus has been on commercial and corporate law. She has chaired a number of boards, including the Perry Group Ltd and Radio NZ Ltd. She is a former President of the NZ Law Society and sits as a judge of the Cook Islands High Court. She is the Executive Director of the New Zealand Law Society.