Highly regarded in the commercial and dispute resolution area, Miriam Dean is one of the country’s most highly regarded silks and a leading advocate of the movement to develop the role of women in the law.
As the first woman parter at Russell McVeagh in 1987 she became a barrister in 1995, as a litigator who has increasingly moved into governance and providing legal strategic advice. Her company and governance abilities have given her an in-demand
Having overseen the billion dollar broadbank rollout and the creation of the Auckland Super City, she has also helped direct one of the Auckland Council’s organisations that supervise the council’s investments.
Chair of New Zealand on Air, Chair of the Banking Ombudsman Scheme, Deputy Chair of Auckland Council Investments, Director of Crown Fibre Holdings Ltd and a trustee of the Royal New Zealand Ballet. She regularly chairs independent inquiries for the Crown, with the Government entrusting her with the review of Crown Law in 2012, and the Ministerial Inquiry into the WPC80 botulinum scare in 2013. A keen supporter of women’s success in the law, she is enthusiastic about sharing her career experiences.
Most recently she made significant recommendations in a rpoert to the governmen t on the ACC that originated from the Acclaim Otago group involving problems faced by those injured and facing appeals against the Corporation’s rulings.