2020 – The Covid Year

OWLS got off to a funny start in 2020 with a virtual Meet-the-Committee event via Zoom.

The OWLS Committee was lucky to hold the AGM at Ombrellos in early March before New Zealand went into national lockdown.

A number of events were planned then canned.

We were able to hold the following events from June to December :


An Update on the Trusts Act by Professors Nicola Peart and Jessica Palmer held at Anderson Lloyd Dunedin. This event was so popular that there was a wait list.

Helen Mackay Juno Legal founder held a discussion on different ways of practising law as a means to achieving a great work/life balance.

Social Events:

Beauty Face Masks (Facials) via Zoom during lockdown hosted by Lenore Brady.

Midwinter Christmas Dinner and first live Meet-the-Committee meeting held at Plato.

Monthly Coffee Catch-Ups – A couple of OWLS committee members meeting with practitioners in small groups to get to know and support each other

Quiz Night – the ever popular event at the Kensington Pub. Won by the team from Marks and Worth – no pressure in 2021!

Suffrage Day Lunch – held at Catalyst with guest speaker Vanya Thurston. Vanya formed a group to assist investors who had suffered financially and emotionally.

The inaugural OWLS (Outdoor Wild Ladies Stomping) Tramp held at Paradise, Glenorchy.

The Ethel Benjamin Address was initially planned for May but we were grateful that it was able to take place in November.

Christmas Lunch – held at Ironic.


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