Buddle Findlay has appointed four senior associates.
Frances Wedde has joined the Wellington office in the RMA and Māori legal team.
Frances advises on resource management matters, including resource consents, designations, and the plan making process; and Māori legal matters, including Treaty settlements and matters under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act.
Before joining Buddle Findlay, Frances worked at another law firm and for central government.
Danielle Kelly is based in the Auckland office and specialises in banking and finance law.
She acts for both lenders and borrowers and has represented a number of banks, corporates, financial institutions and private equity firms. Danielle has particular expertise in leveraged and acquisition finance, corporate lending, debt restructuring and real estate and development finance.
Alastair Pettitt is based in the Auckland office and specialises in commercial property and local government law.
He advises local authorities, Crown entities, banks and corporates on a range of real estate matters including property development, local government issues, compulsory acquisitions, commercial leasing, acquisitions and divestments, subdivisions of land and property finance.
Shaun Brookes is based in the Christchurch office, specialising in employment law, industrial relations, and health and safety, as well as dispute resolution and general litigation.
He is an experienced litigator who appears in the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court, the District Court and High Court, and at mediation on behalf of clients.