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Shai Navot has worked for the last 7 years as a lawyer in both civil litigation and criminal prosecution. She initially specialised in pursuing weathertightness claims in the High Court on behalf of the Ministry of Education, and subsequently became a Crown prosecutor in June 2013, where she remained until September 2019. As part of the Crown Specialist team in Auckland, she advised on and conducted prosecutions on behalf of various government departments and acted as Crown counsel in criminal prosecutions, including conducting jury trials as lead counsel for the Crown. Throughout her career, Shai was guided by a strong sense of fairness and justice.
Shai began studying towards her Master of Public Policy at Auckland University in 2017 during her time as a prosecutor, and will continue this study in 2020. Her perspectives on policy and social issues have been guided not just by her academic and advisory background but also from the practical realities she has experienced through her work.
Shai brings determination and passion to everything she does and firmly believes that intelligent and informed policies represent our best chance at creating a fairer society. It is that belief that has led her to TOP; a party designed to achieve that very goal.
Shai strives to move away from tribal politics and avoid the types of polarising political battles that are currently seen overseas. Through honest leadership, she believes New Zealand can unite together.
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