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Mai Chen: Cultural diversity in cities a challenge to decision-making

CQ requires an understanding of your own culture and what is core to you and where there is “flex”, the capacity to accommodate difference. It also requires an understanding of the “knots” in your core values which are based not on judgement, but pre- judgment and that make you intolerant and blind. It also requires an understanding of the core and flex of those different from you that you are trying to lead, or work with.

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Nick Russell: Court decision on insolvency victory for the little guy

Clawbacks have been a particular issue in construction because a single development can have contractors who are at risk if the developer becomes insolvent.

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Chen Palmer announces James Dunne as the Firm's newest Partner

Chen Palmer is pleased to announce that James Dunne has been confirmed as the Firm’s newest Partner.

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Reviews and You: A Guide to ERO Reviews

In our experience, quality assurance reviews of education services, be it by ERO for early childhood services and schools or the New Zealand Qualifications Authority for tertiary education organisations (excluding universities), can be a positive experience.

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CLAIRE ENGLISH: Tea breaks gone by lunchtime? 'Absolutely not'

40,000 sign 'Save our Tea Break' petition

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Chen Palmer Announces New Partner

Mai Chen, Founding Partner at Chen Palmer New Zealand Public and Employment Law Specialists, is delighted to announce that Senior Associate James Dunne will be joining the partnership, subject to the approval of the Law Society.

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Nick Russell, Partner, is an experienced courtroom advocate

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Marina Matthews, Education Principal, is an experienced education law expert

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Anthony Russell specialises in Employment Law

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Founding Partner Mai Chen has more than 25 years experience as a public lawyer

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Claire English specialises in Employment Law

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James Dunne specialises in law reform and parliamentary process

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Katy Bexley specialises in administrative law and judicial review

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James specialises in law reform and product regulation

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George specialises in education law and strategic advice

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Kate specialises in litigation and administrative law

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