I operate Zoë Lawton Ltd as a social enterprise to provide legal advice, research and writing services to clients throughout New Zealand. Social enterprises sit between charities and for-profit businesses on the business continuum and operate with the heart of a charity and the mind of a business.
I am really fortunate to have the support of my father Frank who has worked in public organisations and private companies including startups. Frank assists me with operational and strategic development and we have a great time working together.
CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCE
“The most influential information was drawn from the voices of people affected in Aotearoa New Zealand. An important source is Zoë Lawton’s #MeToo blog which recorded the experiences of over 200 lawyers of all ages and status in the profession. The experiences shared on the blog provide the impetus for vital regulatory change. Zoë’s contribution to the future of the profession is immeasurable. It has extended beyond curating the blog, to research which will without doubt, inform the future management of complaints about sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination.”
Dame Silvia Cartwright
Chair of the NZ Law Society Independent Regulatory Working Group on Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession