I oversee the compliance function for the firm. This includes managing and ensuring the firms compliance with anti-money laundering regulations, New Zealand Law Society and other regulatory requirements. Our compliance team provides support across all the offices and I have been involved in the implementation of new software and procedures to support the firms ongoing compliance with its regulatory obligations.
I was appointed Compliance Manager in 2019 having joined Duncan Cotterill in 2005 as a professional support lawyer after twelve years working as a corporate lawyer both in New Zealand and London. This included working for global law firm Linklaters, as internal legal counsel for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and holding regulatory positions in New Zealand for both the Securities Commission (now the Financial Markets Authority) and the Commerce Commission.