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Best Lawyers® Releases 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in New Zealand™

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AUGUSTA, Ga., 20 April 2023 — In the newly released 15th edition of The Best Lawyers in New Zealand™, just over 600 lawyers were identified by their colleagues as the most elite and respected lawyers in the country and were presented with recognition by Best Lawyers®.

"Best Lawyers awards are not just an honor for outstanding legal professionals who have been acclaimed by their peers, but they are a crucial resource for clients seeking the most elite legal representation,” said Best Lawyers CEO Phillip Greer. “By recognizing excellence in the legal industry through our Purely Peer Review research process, these awards provide a reliable guide for clients to identify lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, knowledge and commitment to their clients and profession.”

The Best Lawyers Purely Peer Review™ methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers believes that lawyers are the best resource to provide feedback on the caliber of work performed by their peers.

The 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in New Zealand recognizes the professional excellence of 618 lawyers in 72 practice areas across four metropolitan areas. In addition to historic individual lawyer recognitions, 61 lawyers were recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” honorees. “Lawyer of the Year” awards are bestowed to lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region.

For research purposes, smaller and more rural cities located within a reasonable distance to larger cities are combined into single geographical regions called “metro areas” to help collect as much feedback and data as possible. Auckland is the metro area with the largest number of listed lawyers.

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About Best Lawyers

For more than four decades, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Lawyers are not required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, recognition by Best Lawyers is considered a singular distinction.