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Jo Appleyard

Partner, Chapman Tripp

Jo is a solo parent of two teenagers. When she is not doing this (or perhaps at the same time) she is a Christchurch based partner at national top-tier law firm Chapman Tripp. As a skilled advocate for some highly influential clients she has been recognised for her work across a range of commercial, employment and resource management litigation.

Clients describe Jo as “an incredibly astute practitioner with an excellent strategic focus”. Jo is recognised as a leading individual by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018, and a leading lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 and Chambers Global 2018.

Jo has also been a director of listed company, Ryman Healthcare Limited for the past nine years and describes this role as a never ending source of learning and personal fulfilment in providing excellent health care to the elderly.