Rachel Scott has joined Holland Beckett’s litigation department as Special Counsel. Rachel’s specialist areas of practice are commercial and regulatory disputes, insolvency, tax and company law. She regularly acts for both liquidators and creditors. She has a secondary practice focus on land disputes particularly those involving Maori or development land.
Rachel has experience in all levels of the New Zealand Courts, together with arbitrations and mediations, and a variety of tribunals. Rachel also has spent time working in her community, previously as a multi term chair of Volunteering Waikato.
Rebecca Steens has been promoted to Associate. Rebecca focuses on civil litigation matters with a particular focus on trust and estates litigation as well as commercial disputes including directors claims and insolvency.
Anna Needham joined Holland Beckett Law as a Senior Solicitor in the litigation team. Anna’s experience includes disputes relating to estates and trusts, contentious relationship property, commercial, building and property disputes. Anna also has employment, privacy and health and safety experience and has a particular interest in sports law.
Abigail Pearce also Joined Holland Beckett Law as a solicitor in the litigation team and focuses on employment, family and civil litigation. Abigail’s previous experience included providing advice and advocacy services for government bodies and specializing in healthcare and accident compensation litigation.
Laura Neale joined Holland Beckett Law’s resource management team after returning from London where she worked in the in-house planning law team at the London Borough of Camden.
Laura’s previous New Zealand experience was as a legal advisor to the project team responsible for delivering the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.
John Duffield (Tauranga property team), Lucy Vala-Backmore (Rotorua litigation team) and Stella Stretton (Tauranga litigation team) have all been admitted to the bar.