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Greg King Nominated LawFuel's Lawyer of the Year

Greg King Nominated LawFuel's Lawyer of the Year

December 20, 2012 - LawFuel.co.nz - LawFuel, the New Zealand law newswire and law jobs site has nominated the late Greg King as its Lawyer of the Year.

King, who died last month at age 43, was widely regarded as one of the best criminal lawyers in the country. But as LawFuel note, King's unique abilities as a lawyer meant that he extended the debate about the role of law in society in a manner that extended well beyond the courtroom.

"There were other lawyers like Chapman Tripp's Frank McLaughlin who left his firm and his drawings to enter public service and Chief High Court Judge Helen Winkelmann who were in close running for this, but at the end of the day we simply couldn't go pass Greg King and what he did and the impact his career had on the law," said LawFuel publisher John Bowie.

"There's a degree of sadness, maybe even morbidity in making an award like this but Greg's death has shaken a lot of people both inside the law and in the community. But beyond that shock his influence and passion for justice and law continues. He was a one-off, no question" said Mr Bowie.

The full article on the LawFuel nomination may be seen here: http://www.lawfuel.co.nz/news/586/lawfuels-lawyer-of-the-year-greg-king

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