A Chat with Mary Scholtens KC (CPD 1 hr)

5:00pm Tuesday, 29 November 2022
6:00pm Tuesday, 29 November 2022
CPD Training

In our latest offering from our " Chat With" series, Wendy Aldred will be speaking to Mary Scholtens KC.  

Mary has a special interest in encouraging young women lawyers to discover and practise law in the way that suits them best, taking into account their personal wellbeing and other priorities.

Read a bit more about Mary in the bio below and join us for the presentation or register to later receive the recording.

Mary Scholtens is an experienced King's Counsel who has acted predominantly in the commercial public law area since commencing practice in 1982. She spent ten years in the Crown Law Office before joining the independent bar in 1996. She took silk in 2002. She has appeared in a  very significant number of judicial review proceedings involving central and local government and a broad range of regulators. She has also acted  in public law claims in contract, tort and equity, and in appeals from regulatory bodies.   They include acting for IRD in significant tax avoidance cases involving cross - border structured finance transactions by the banks, and for the Commerce Commission in relation to the Commission’s determinations of ‘input methodologies’ for regulating the airports services, electricity and gas transmission and distribution sectors. 

Mary has acted as counsel in a number of inquiries, including as counsel assisting the Inquiry into Police Conduct, triggered by the allegations of Louise Nicholas.

She has carried out a number of inquiries and reviews. Mary has been a member of the New Zealand Lawyers Disciplinary Tribunal for some 25 years. She is a member of the NZ Council of Law Reporting, on the Advisory Committee for the NZ Women’s Law Journal, a Trustee for Victoria Law Review and a member of the Performance Review Committee (Legal Aid).  

Mary has a special interest in encouraging young women lawyers to discover and practise law in the way that suits them best, taking into account their personal wellbeing and other priorities.  Together with coach and mediator Ava Gibson, she developed and runs 6 week intensive programmes for small groups of women in Wellington.

Mary has a son and three adult step children, and is about to become a grandmother for the tenth time.  

Wendy Aldred is a litigation lawyer practising in public law, regulatory and civil litigation. She was admitted to the Bar in 1995, and was employed in private law firms in New Zealand and England, and at the Crown Law Office, before joining the independent Bar in 2007. She is based at Stout Street Chambers in Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington.

Wendy represents clients before the New Zealand courts at all levels as well as in specialist tribunals and disciplinary authorities, and has regularly been appointed amicus curiae in cases before the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Since 2016 Wendy has held appointment as Assistant Commissioner of Trademarks, Patents and Designs, hearing disputes about intellectual property rights.

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This webinar is 1.0 hours long.

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