Juno Legal | Matt Farrington

Matt Farrington

Juno Lawyer & Legal Technologist

LLB (Hons), LLM

Wellington

Capability

I believe in the power of technology to effect positive changes in legal practices. I am experienced in the legal knowledge cycle (records, document and knowledge management), client relationship management, and legal practice management systems. I design and implement systems to help lawyers be more effective. My legal practice includes ICT contracting, data protection and freedom of information, financial regulation, and derivatives, securities and other financial instruments.

I am a keen participant in NewLaw trends, including alternative service models, alternative legal sourcing, new technologies and the impacts and opportunities arising from these trends.

Juno experience

Coca-Cola Amatil, Z Energy, Auckland Council, Wellington City Council, Real Estate Authority, Financial Markets Authority, Victoria University of Wellington, WorkSafe, Airways Corporation, Waka Kotahi NZTA, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Sharesies, NZ Superfund, NZ Post, Civil Aviation Authority, Ministry of Business and Innovation, Contact Energy, Fisher & Paykel Appliances

Before Juno

New Zealand Transport Agency | Senior Legal Counsel and Practice Manager 
Buddle Findlay | Senior Associate 
Partners Group (UK) | Senior Legal Counsel
Companies Office, Ministry of Economic Development | Lawyer and Policy Analyst 

Areas of expertise

  • In-house IT, software, e-commerce and data
  • Financial regulation
  • Occupational regulation 
  • Securities and derivatives

Governance/Community

Miramar Rangers AFC

What Matt Farrington's clients say

  • Airways | Juno Legal

    When Airways had a lawyer go on parental leave, Matt came in to help: We are so grateful to have someone of Matt’s calibre providing parental leave cover.  He’s full of fresh ideas for ways to enhance our systems and his creativity, knowledge, pragmatism and obvious personal enthusiasm for all things “tech” mean he brings real wisdom and perspective to our ICT contracting (and other commercial contracting) work. I had approached Juno looking for someone to help us maintain status quo during a team member’s absence, but I got someone who enhanced our operations.

    Helen Cruse

    General Counsel, Airways

  • NZME | Juno Legal

    Matt has been such an asset to the team in this time of transition and I would love to keep using him when we require additional capacity from time to time if that works. Thanks to Matt, you and Juno for helping us out. It has all worked really well from my perspective.

    Allison Whitney

    General Counsel, NZME

  • Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

    Matt's deep understanding of the drivers of an in-house team, and the needs (and wants!) of its lawyers, was instrumental in the successful implementation of new systems. Matt was a delight to work with through-out - knowledgeable, proactive, efficient among many qualities - with an ability to understand both the legal and the 'techie' perspectives (our IT people are still gutted that he's gone) and translate that into a fit for purpose solution for our team. I can thorough recommend Matt to anyone who wants to improve their systems and processes.

    Dave Whiteridge

    Former Chief Legal Counsel, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

  • Victoria University | Juno Legal

    Matt’s role in the team was to assist with our legal operations function and, in particular, to assist with the development of matter management and contract automation tools. Matt ran two hackathons covering both tools involving a number of key stakeholders across the University (including members of the legal team, IT team, and key customers for the tools). These were well run – reflecting Matt’s significant expertise in these areas – and he successfully managed to translate complex IT concepts into language the lawyers could understand and translate legal concepts into language the IT experts could understand! The Hackathons were invaluable to progressing the two projects and we have made significant progress based on the discussion and decisions made.

    Simon Johnson

    General Counsel, Victoria University of Wellington

  • NZ Post | Juno Legal

    Matt combines a light touch with extensive IT knowledge and his own experience as a lawyer. His suggestion to include an IT person for the whole session was genius. The session took us through a clear decision-making process, so we could all buy-in to a new way of working. His detailed report provides useful guidance for the future development of our system. He was easy to work with and very receptive to both the technological and legal imperatives of our business. We left the session enthused and hopeful for the future. That platform has served us well in implementing the new system and given us impetus to continue the journey.

    NZ Post legal team

    Hackathon, NZ Post

  • Contact Energy | Juno Legal

    "Matt was the perfect lawyer to help with our contracts template refresh. His experience and technical skill meant that he could hit the ground running. He listened to what we wanted and tailored his advice to fit the needs of the business. He made it really easy for us and we couldn't have delivered the project without him."

    Kirsten Clayton

    Associate General Counsel & Company Secretary, Contact Energy

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