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16 Oct 2023

2023 Meritas lawyer exchange program featured by Lawyers Weekly

Lawyers Weekly recently featured the 2023 Meritas Law Firms Worldwide lawyer exchange program which we were pleased to participate in for a second year running.

As part of the exchange we had the pleasure of hosting senior associate Kiren Narayan from Meritas partner firm Martelli McKegg (NZ) while lawyer Stephanie Maurangi spent her two-week exchange with Meritas partner firm Madgwicks (VIC).

Meritas developed this program to offer lawyers in its member firms a taste of working in another city. The initiative helps build relationships and also fosters an exchange of best practice between firms on everything from matter management to training.

When asked about her experience with the program, Stephanie said it was valuable to work on some matters outside her usual practice area.

The opportunity to actively engage in a substantial M&A transaction and gain insights into the firm’s business development approach exceeded expectations.

— Stephanie Maurangi

Meritas ANZ co-chair and DMAW Lawyers principal Daniel Jenkinson said the program offered so many benefits for young lawyers and participating firms he was sure it would ultimately become an annual event for many of its firms.

There is little downside in this program, which ultimately increases the connectivity of our firms in a positive way while offering young lawyers a unique form of professional development.

— Daniel Jenkinson

Check out the full article via Lawyers Weekly here.


We are the exclusive South Australian member of Meritas, enabling you to do seamless business anywhere in the world.

Meritas is a premier global alliance of over 190 full-service law firms, recognised by Chambers and Partners as a leading law firm network in its highest category, “The Elite”. Meritas firms are upheld to the highest standards of service through continuous peer review and mandatory recertification.

Being part of Meritas means that we can connect you to quality legal expertise in over 90 countries around the world, wherever your business takes you.

Find out more about our involvment with the Meritas network here.

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