Tompkins Wake has added five new lawyers across three of their four offices.
Jasmine Findlater is a Senior Solicitor in the Rotorua office and is part of the property and private client and trust teams. She has a particular focus on commercial property, complex refinancing and residential transactions, commercial leasing and local government property. She also assists the firm’s private clients with the establishment and maintenance of trusts, wills and enduring powers of attorney.
Michelle Urquhart is a Senior Solicitor also based in the Rotorua office. In addition to Michelle’s experience working in a large regional law firm, she has also worked for the Ministry of Justice as a Disputes Tribunal referee and has worked as a mediator, assessor and lecturer at Te Piringa Law Faculty of Waikato University. Michelle mediates in a wide range of civil, consumer, property, rural, employment and commercial disputes. She has a particular interest in cross-cultural disputes and has specific expertise in employment and immigration matters.
Charlotte Lunt has joined the firm as a Solicitor in the Hamilton office. Charlotte is a member of the disputes resolution team with a focus on relationship property, family law and civil litigation. Before joining Tompkins Wake, Charlotte spent two years at a boutique law firm in Auckland specialising in construction disputes.
Wendy Embling has joined the firm as Associate in the environmental and resource management team in the Hamilton office. Wendy brings more than 10 years' experience in resource management and local government law for both local authority and private sector clients. With a background in top tier national law firms, Wendy has represented council and corporate clients in plan reviews and resource consent applications before councils and the Environment Court. She can assist with managing large teams of expert witnesses, preparing for and attending hearings, and negotiating settlement of complex appeals.
Juliet Short has joined the Auckland office as a Senior Associate. Juliet is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, advising clients across a wide range of matters including business establishments and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. With first-hand experience working in-house, having been seconded to large companies in the insurance and primary industry sectors, Juliet has a unique insight and perspective into the corporate world which brings a practical and commercial focus to her advice.