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Simpson Grierson is delighted to announce new partner Sally McKechnie

September 01, 2017


Partners Sally McKechnie, Kevin Jaffe

Public law Simpson Grierson news and events

Simpson Grierson is delighted to announce the appointment of senior lawyer Sally McKechnie as a partner in its Wellington office.

Sally joined Simpson Grierson in May to lead the firm's Wellington-based government and public law practice.

Within Simpson Grierson, Sally's role focuses on assisting the firm's public sector facing clients with strategic, regulatory and policy-related issues. Just this week she was appointed to the NZ Law Society’s national Public & Administrative Law Committee.

Sally says, “I am delighted to have joined Simpson Grierson, at an exciting time in public and administrative law. Coming from the heart of government into my new role, I’m looking forward to helping clients build bridges between the public and private sectors."

Chairman Kevin Jaffe says, "Sally is an outstanding public law litigator and has a superb track record in high profile Crown-related work". 

Sally is currently appearing in a 12 week High Court trial  for the “Kiwifruit Claim”, a representative class action claiming approximately $400 million in negligence for alleged bio-security breaches.

Prior to joining the firm, Sally was a Crown Counsel and led a Public Law team at Crown Law. She has a first class honours degree in Law and a BA from Otago University, was a Rhodes Scholar and attained a BCL with distinction and MPhil from Oxford University. She began her career at another national law firm.