Jeremy Ford | Juno legal

Jeremy Ford

Juno Lawyer



My passion is to help develop and empower strong in-house legal teams, who partner with their organisation to provide ‘can-do’ solutions that add real value. I have 20 years of legal experience in government and private practice roles, leading legal, policy and technical teams. As former General Counsel on the EQC Executive Team, I understand the importance of supporting an organisation through periods of intense change and crisis management. I have extensive experience in public & Crown Entity law, including Inquiries; litigation strategy; contracting & procurement; insurance and construction law. I have also led the development of new regulatory schemes and the overhaul of legislation in the building and local government sectors.

Before Juno
Earthquake Commission | General Counsel 
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Formerly Department of Building & Housing) | Senior Solicitor 
Trowers & Hamlin | Senior Solicitor 
Wynn Williams | Solicitor

Areas of Expertise

  • Building & Construction 
  • Contract
  • Public 
  • Commercial 
  • Property 
  • Insurance 
  • Crown Entities 
  • Overseas Investment 
  • Social Housing 
  • Local Government

2019 ILANZ Public Sector In-house Lawyer of the Year

Voluntary Director, Board of Proprietors for St Mary’s College 
Past Committee Member - In-house Lawyers Association of New Zealand

What Jeremy Ford's clients say

  • LINZ | Juno Legal

    Jeremy is working out absolutely fantastically and he is exactly what I wanted and needed for me and his team.   He has worked out very quickly where the issues are and is now addressing them professionally. He is enabling his team to demonstrate how well they can do their jobs and I am already receiving petitions to keep him on forever!

    Vanessa Horne

    Manager, LINZ

  • Electricity Authority | Juno Legal

    To say Jeremy is a safe pair of hands is an understatement. Jeremy came to EA to cover parental leave. He helped us by taking on a newly created interim manager role in our compliance (enforcement) team, bringing together a team of investigators. Jeremy put in place new processes and redesigned the way the team operated to streamline and modernise the function, while also keeping the team happy and engaged. He also dealt with some high profile and challenging cases. Nothing seems to phase Jeremy; he’s extremely competent, reliable and fits in really well in any team. Jeremy has materially reduced the pressure and workload for me – he’s been a lifesaver.


    Sarah Gillies

    GM Legal, Ministerial and Compliance, Electricity Authority

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