Agile, flexible and on-demand. Juno provides streamlined in-house counsel at great value. We can work in your office alongside your existing legal team, provide an in-house legal function as seconded sole counsel or support your business remotely.
Whether you need an end-to-end review of your legal function, flexible legal talent on demand or full-time support for many months - our passionate lawyers are ready to add value and help your business succeed.
Manage your business risk with an experienced, independent legal lens. Having worked extensively with leading legal teams, our lawyers bring their external perspective to identify your legal needs and help your team really soar.
Legal function strategy & design | Performance & efficiency improvement in the legal team & business interface | Mapping organisational priorities against deployment of legal resources | Change management & team engagement | Benchmarking & leading practice | Advice on the regulatory regime for in-house lawyers | Bespoke services based on your organisation’s needs
Flex up your existing legal team as and when you need. All our lawyers are self-starters and can jump right in. Our flexible options ensure you have top talent but aren’t paying for resource you don’t need.
Lawyers on demand | In your office | Off-site | Virtual general counsel | Capacity overflow | Parental leave cover | Project resource | Project management | Cost management | Internal interface between business and external providers
By working right inside your team we’ll scope, embed, monitor and trouble-shoot technology options to better administer matters, manage documents and capture knowledge.
Needs analysis | Solution design and implementation | Training and user buy-in | Post implementation assessment | Optimise use of existing systems
All Juno lawyers are top legal talent with senior experience in blue chip companies and major organisations.
Capability: I help organisations get optimal value from their legal services, effectively manage risk and achieve high performance through their in-house legal team. With more than 20 year’s experience as an in-house lawyer in New Zealand and the UK (including seven years leading the professional association for in-house lawyers) I’m passionate about the value that great lawyers create when they work inside companies. My focus is to seamlessly connect Juno lawyers into businesses and improve the strategy, design and performance of in-house legal functions.
Before Juno: In-house Lawyers Association of New Zealand, New Zealand Oil & Gas, Vector, Natural Gas Corporation, Novartis UK, Nestle UK, Electricity Corporation of New Zealand.
Writing: Co-author 2012 and 2014 Australia and New Zealand In-house Counsel Leading Practices and Benchmarking report.
Contributing author - Balancing Work and Life: a Practical Guide for Lawyers, LexisNexis, 2015
Co-Chair, In-house Counsel Worldwide establishment body
Past President – in-house Lawyers Association of New Zealand
Former Chair - Island Bay School Board
Volunteer Counsellor – Youthline New Zealand
Capability: I have more than a decade of in-house legal experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors and a decade as a commercial property lawyer in private practice. My areas of expertise include commercial contracting, property and consumer law.
Prior to Juno, I was senior legal counsel at Genesis Energy supporting the generation business and before that I spent seven years as general counsel for Chevron NZ, which operated a downstream fuel business under the Caltex brand. I provided legal services to all business units from supply chain to retail, including distribution, property, marketing, compliance and procurement.
My experience helping organisations through changes in direction, strategy and management has taught me to be adaptable, to quickly identify risks, and to provide pragmatic advice aligned with business strategies and goals.
Before Juno: Genesis Energy, Chevron NZ, Vector Limited, Duncan Cotterill, Fletcher Vautier Moore.
Capability: I believe in the power of technology to effect positive changes in legal practices. I am experienced in the legal knowledge cycle (records, document and knowledge management), client relationship management, and legal practice management systems. I design and implement systems to help lawyers be more effective. My legal practice includes ICT contracting, data protection and freedom of information, financial regulation, and derivatives, securities and other financial instruments.
I am a keen participant in NewLaw trends, including alternative service models, alternative legal sourcing, new technologies and the impacts and opportunities arising from these trends.
Before Juno: New Zealand Transport Agency, Buddle Findlay, Partners Group (UK), Companies Office, and Ministry of Economic Development.
Writing: A closely-held Companies Act for New Zealand (2007) 38 VUWLR 543.
New Zealand Securities Law Update, ALB, December 2011.
You can read my thoughts on the intersection of law and technology at www.newlaw.nz.
Governance/Community: Miramar Rangers AFC
I have extensive commercial, regulatory and corporate experience from in-house and private practice roles in New Zealand and abroad. As Head of Legal at Summerset, I was responsible for advising the organisation on a broad range of legal and commercial issues including contracts, legislative compliance and legal process and system improvements. Across my career, I have worked on complex and high value transactions including public equity and debt fundraisings and the negotiation and contracting of multi-million dollar assets.
Having established a new in-house legal function and led the team through system and process changes, I have seen first-hand how commercially focused and pragmatic legal advice and legal function performance can positively impact an organisation’s bottom line.
Summerset Group, Duncan Cotterill, Russell McVeagh, Field Fisher Waterhouse (UK), Balfour Beatty plc UK), Gilbert & Tobin (Australia)
Advisor to the Board of The Kindness Institute
Capability: I have experience across a broad range of commercial, regulatory and compliance matters. As Head of Legal and Regulatory at Trade Me, I led the team that advised the company on all aspects of commercial law, instructed on the acquisition of new companies, provided legal guidance on the development of new online services, consumer law, privacy and intellectual property. I also led Trade Me’s regulatory and government relations programme, where I worked closely with government agencies, officials and parliament, and was involved in legislative reviews to ensure the law could be implemented online in a practical and pragmatic way.
Before Juno: TradeMe, Ernst & Young
Refugee Services Volunteer, NZ Red Cross
Deputy Chair, Outward Bound Members Council
Volunteer Lawyer, Citizens Advice Bureau
Capability: My passion is to help develop and empower strong in-house legal teams, who partner with their organisation to provide ‘can-do’ solutions that add real value. I have 20 years of legal experience in government and private practice roles, leading legal, policy and technical teams. As former General Counsel on the EQC Executive Team, I understand the importance of supporting an organisation through periods of intense change and crisis management. I have extensive experience in public & Crown Entity law, including Inquiries; litigation strategy; contracting & procurement; insurance and construction law. I have also led the development of new regulatory schemes and the overhaul of legislation in the building and local government sectors.
Before Juno: Earthquake Commission, Department of Building & Housing; Trowers & Hamlin; Wynn Williams
Governance and Community:
Voluntary Director, Board of Proprietors for St Mary’s College
Past Committee Member - In-house Lawyers Association of New Zealand
Capability: I have a broad range of inhouse experience spanning government and private sector. Most recently I headed up the legal team at New Zealand Post which advised on a diverse range of issues with a core focus on commercial, contracting, consumer and information law. In recent years, my work has had a transactional focus and included a number of significant divestments and acquisitions. Governance is another area of interest having worked closely with boards and taken on governance roles myself. Having led a legal team through times of change and challenge, I have seen the value that pragmatic, capable and commercially astute lawyers can add to an organisation.
Before Juno: New Zealand Post, Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner, Orange (U.K.), Tods Murray, Chapman Tripp
Governance and community:
Licensed independent trustee
Director of two superannuation schemes
Chair - Houghton Valley School board of trustees
Lay member of Podiatrists Board of New Zealand
Capability: I have broad legal, commercial and corporate governance experience gained in both in-house legal and business roles. As a Corporate Solicitor at Airways Corporation I advised on complex international projects including service delivery and software licensing predominantly in the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. I have extensive experience in procurement, insurance, aviation, company secretarial support and statutory compliance.
I am focused on the provision of quality, pragmatic legal advice to my stakeholders and supporting businesses to achieve their strategic objectives.
Before Juno: Airways Corporation, Fonterra Graduate Programme.
Capability: I have strong corporate and commercial experience gained in private practice and in-house legal roles. During my time in British Telecom’s Major Transactions Legal Team, I drafted and negotiated complex global outsourcing agreements and guided colleagues from the wider business through the competitive bid process. With my background in software development and a strong interest in technologies, I believe there is considerable scope for technology to improve the delivery of in-house legal services. My experience researching and developing software also enables me to effectively identify how technology and process can improve internal systems.
Before Juno: The Compliance Company, British Telecom (UK), Elevator App Development (UK), Clifford Chance (UK), Tompkins Wake Lawyers.
Capability: I have wide-ranging experience in intellectual property, commercial and corporate law. After several years practising in New Zealand, I spent five years working in the United Kingdom at a major oil and gas company providing advice to the marketing and brand protection team primarily on branding, marketing and trade mark issues. My proven international experience has given me an excellent grounding in global supply chain, legal project management, corporate governance and people leadership.
I am skilled at negotiating effective agreements to reflect complicated concepts, providing practical advice to business and managing internal and external relationships including across cultures to create optimal outcomes.
Before Juno: Shell International Ltd, Baldwins Intellectual Property, Parkview Chambers.
Capability: I am experienced in a broad range of legal, commercial and corporate governance matters, particularly in telecommunications and new technology. My last role was Head of Legal/Commercial at Alcatel Lucent (now Nokia New Zealand), where I led a busy legal and commercial team and was also company secretary. At Alcatel Lucent and in earlier roles I have worked on complex and high value technology projects, including drafting, negotiating and advising upon major contracts. I enjoy supporting organisations to achieve their business objectives, manage their risks and improve their legal processes.
Before Juno: Alcatel Lucent, Simpson Grierson, Hutchison 3G UK, Kensington Swan
Governance/Community: Co-Chair, Silverstream School Fundraising Committee
Capability: I have broad in-house experience in the public and private sectors, in New Zealand and abroad. In my last role I was Head of Legal for epay Worldwide based in London where I ran a legal team in Europe and the US dealing with all legal aspects of a global business. I have extensive experience in general company/commercial law, commercial contracting, regulatory issues including finance, privacy, competition and consumer regulation, intellectual property and e-commerce. I also did plenty of work locally for the New Zealand epay business.
At epay I designed and implemented a global document storage tool, leveraging existing in-house resources, and using data tagging to drive reporting functions and generate and embed corporate memory. I also adapted an internal CRM system as a central portal for the business to instruct the legal team on contract requests providing major efficiency, security and audit benefits as well as legal education for the business. It does not require cutting-edge technology to make huge improvements to key aspects of legal, compliance and business functions.
Although I am particularly interested in using technology to transform legal and business function, in my view technology is not a silver bullet and there is no substitute for good processes and sound business knowledge. I like getting to know how businesses work, testing assumptions and being a facilitator of business growth without undue risk.
Before Juno: epay Worldwide (UK), British Gas (UK), PayPoint (UK), Overseas Investment Office, Tuia Group, Ministry of Fisheries, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (UK), Buddle Findlay
Capability: I have considerable in-house legal experience in commercial, property, corporate governance and regulatory matters across the pharmaceutical, public and local government sectors. Throughout my career I have provided legal and strategic advice to executive management, staff and elected members on issues relating to commercial and property transactions, decision-making, law-making functions, legislative compliance, delegations and responsibilities relating to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
As an in-house lawyer, I like to work collaboratively with clients, provide pragmatic and timely advice and explore innovative ways to solve problems.
Before Juno: Auckland Council, The University of Otago, The Treasury, PHARMAC
Capability: With 13 years’ experience working within in-house legal teams I have a broad commercial legal background. As Senior Legal Counsel at TelstraClear Limited I oversaw a number of changes in ownership as well as providing advice on an extensive range of contractual and compliance matters. I have held roles with responsibility for the company secretarial function, procurement contracting and marketing legal support.
I understand the value that an in-house legal team is able to provide to its client organisation, and the importance of building respectful positive relationships to enable that to happen.
Before Juno: TelstraClear Limited, DB Group Limited, Russell McVeagh
Past President of the In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand
Secretary and founding member of the Atlantis City Water Polo and Aquatics Club, Auckland
Vice President of the Diocesan School Old Girls Association
Former Member of the Board of Governors of Diocesan School for Girls, Auckland
Capability: Rachael, a qualified Legal Executive, has joined the Juno team as Practice Manager to ensure the seamless connection between Juno and its clients. Rachael has experience with practice management, communications and wrangling lawyers. She has worked for a range of firms in the North and South Islands.
Community: Mainly Music Leader, volunteer work with a local Church
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Juno helps leading New Zealand organisations achieve their goals and manage their legal risk. But we also ensure our lawyers work flexibly if they want to, so they can deliver their best in all areas of life.
If you’re ready to use your extensive in-house legal experience and wisdom to benefit businesses and achieve your own personal and professional goals, we’d love to talk.
Juno has a strong commitment to serve the wider community. Being a lawyer is a privilege that comes from hard work and opportunities given. To reflect this, we donate a small portion of our net profit each year to a range of charities and causes that align with the passions and interests of our lawyers.
Pou Whakaaro is an Eastern Bays charity that offers a range of courses and activities for people with a disability or an experience of mental illness, as well as employment support.
Outward Bound exists to 'create better people, better communities and a better world'. Through various courses people, business professionals and young adult learn to grasp every opportunity thrown their way.
This trust was established by lawyer Denise Arnold to give vulnerable children, girls especially, the opportunity to have a free, quality education. Education is the largest lever for social change in Cambodia.
This charity aims to build a more just and equitable society in Aotearoa New Zealand by providing small, safe and fair loans to low income families.
NZLII provides free access to New Zealand legal information and is funded solely through grants and donations. It is a joint project of the University of Otago, University of Canterbury and the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) with the assistance of Victoria University of Wellington.
ActionStation is an independent, crowdfunded, community campaigning organisation with the mission of supporting and uplifting everyday New Zealanders to act together in powerful and coordinated ways to create a society, economy and democracy that serves everyday people, and the planet we love.
The Wellington Down Syndrome Association offers information and support as well as organising social events for families that have a member with Down Syndrome.
The Mental Health Foundation is a charitable trust delivering awareness, training and advocacy to support people with experience of mental illness, and also their families/whānau and friends.
Heart Kids is dedicated to providing lifelong care and support for children, young people and families impacted by childhood heart defects.
Plunket is a national not-for-profit organisation, community-owned and governed. Plunket provides a caring and professional well child, family and whānau service and is committed to providing universal access to services for all children and families regardless of ethnicity, location or ability to pay.
The House of Grace is a home for pregnant teens. A place to live, learn, prepare for childbirth and make plans for a bright future.
Sweet Louise has the single minded vision to improve the quality of life for New Zealanders living with incurable breast cancer.
The Kindness Institute is a social enterprise that uses the tools of mindfulness and yoga to boost the self-esteem, mental health and leadership skills of marginalised youth and to help them manage stress, anxiety and depression.
Child Poverty Action Group strives to achieve the elimination of child poverty in Aoteroa New Zealand by informing the public, policy makers, media and politicians of the changes to policy needed to reduce child poverty.
KiwiHarvest which rescues perishable food and was started in Dunedin by former lawyer Deborah Manning:
"We’re New Zealand’s perishable food rescuers; collecting good food before it goes to waste and distributing it to those in need to nourish the wider community."
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