Stephanie Hadley


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Stephanie is a Solicitor and Brand Strategist based in our Christchurch office. As a member of our dedicated ‘Food and Beverage Innovation’ team and with a background in marketing and consumer law, Stephanie is one of our Food Standards advisory experts. Her specialties include product labeling and advertising compliance.

She’s a regular writer and speaks at seminars around the country, educating the food and beverage sector on how to strategically capture the commercial value from their IP and export their brands across the globe.

Outside of work, Stephanie is a fitness fanatic. As a qualified group fitness instructor, you can catch her teaching Barre and Pilates classes in and around Christchurch. She is also active in the governance realm and is Chair of the Exercise Association of NZ Inc.

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Her experience working in-house for several FMCG companies and the Brewers Association means Stephanie brings to the Food and Beverage team a strong background in marketing and consumer law and related commercial matters. Well versed in trade mark law, her specialities include advising on international brand strategies and looking at matters of food and labelling compliance as part of the overall brand strategy.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - University of Canterbury
  • Bachelor of Arts majoring in Media and Communications - University of Canterbury
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • Member of the New Zealand Law Society
  • Member of the Intellectual Property Association of Australia New Zealand
  • Member of the Canterbury Women’s Legal Association
  • Member of Women on Boards, Governance New Zealand
  • Member of the Institute of Directors

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