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Brenda Thom

Brenda Thom 2019 imageProfessional Practice Fellow and Research Fellow

Brenda is a qualified Barrister and Solicitor with twenty-five years post qualification experience. She graduated from Otago University with degrees in Law and Economics. She has practised law in New Zealand, the UK, the US and Canada in both private practice and in-house counsel capacities. Brenda worked overseas for a large multinational as a key member of their senior management team, returning home to New Zealand to raise her family in 2008. On her return to Dunedin she worked as a litigation associate, prior to starting her own practice where she specialises in employment law and in house counsel services. She has joined the University of Otago Faculty of Law as a Professional Practice Fellow to help develop the professional legal skills programme.

Brenda is a member of the Otago Women Lawyers’ Society and the Inhouse Lawyers Association of New Zealand.