Miranda is a Legal Counsel, marriage celebrant, charitable board member, advocate, and a busy mum.
My 2023 goal is increasing my involving in non-for-profits governance boards. I am currently on the Board of two very different organisations in the non-for-profit sphere and and I genuinely love making a difference and using my background to balance legal and risk and coming up with a cohesive management strategy. I wish to continue to balance the needs to those who are vulnerable and need assistance, while taking others on the journey with me and uplifting everyone I come into contact with.
For the past 13 years, I have been a Legal Counsel in the international legal team at PA Consulting Group, working from NZ to ensure 24 hour legal coverage. My contractual knowledge is extensive and I’ve negotiated contracts and relationships throughout the world – United Kingdom, the Middle East/Gulf regions, United States, Mexico, EU, and Asia/Australasian jurisdictions. I have a wide knowledge of contractual arrangements (including UK government frameworks) and specialise in practical advice to manage risk (including the reviewing, drafting and negotiating frameworks, standard terms of business, client service agreements, vendor/procurement agreements, software and IT contracts, confidentiality and privacy terms, subcontracting and teaming arrangements).
This sounds all very unexciting and “wordy” (which is part of the reason I enjoy it!!), but I love all the ways contracts and words infiltrate every day lives. The digital space both fascinates me and scares me with the privacy implications, let alone all the other ideas of inhouse lawyer work – including ISO and security accreditation, cyber security, employment, intellectual property, immigration, and company secretarial services.
I also am a registered marriage and civil union celebrant in New Zealand, which I love doing and you’ll find me planning these events most weekends during wedding season. I have 230+ weddings under my belt and I love my vast network of event vendors that I can call upon throughout NZ. I excel at maintaining relationship and crisis management.
Degrees: LLM (Merit) / LLB / BA / PostGrad Dip
Admission to High Court: 2008
PA Consulting Group
Areas of practice
Commercial, Corporate, Dispute resolution, Governance, Information and data, Intellectual property, International, Privacy, Procurement