Kristy McDonald KC shares her views on the Plain Language Act 2022 and whether it’s actually going to make a difference to how our public services communicate with us.
Proper handling of conflicts of interest demanded
A report from Kristy McDonald QC, commissioned by Commerce Minister David Clark, has just been released. Her inquiry focused on disclosure of a conflict of […]
NZ offers lifeline for Afghan women judges facing possible Taliban execution, but hundreds remain
Kristy adds her voice alongside other prominent Aotearoa women lawyers, asking the Government to play a part in securing safe passage and refuge for Afghan women judges.
Woman of the Week
Kristy MCDONALD Barrister and Queens Counsel (Wellington, NZ) Having influential female leaders in law is of great importance when promoting an equal legal society with […]
What’s wrong with compulsory CLE?
It’s the time of year when I have cleared my desk enough to think about whether I have met my Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. […]
Kristy appointed to NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal
New members appointed to NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal NZX is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicola Greer, Kirsty Campbell and Kristy McDonald ONZM QC […]
Media reports from final public hearings of Burnham Inquiry
Some media reports from the final public hearings of the Burnham Inquiry detailing the evidence presented by Wayne Mapp, the defence minister at the time. […]
Former SAS commander quiet on handling critical report after inquiry revelation
A former SAS commander central to cover-up claims is unwilling to speak about revelations he possibly handled a “buried” report into possible civilian deaths. Read the […]
Women have much to offer
I currently chair the Kiwifruit New Zealand board and have held other leadership and governance positions in a wide range of statutory and state sector […]