Wynn Williams has announced three promotions within its national team.
Katherine Binsted has been promoted to Senior Associate in the Corporate & Commercial Team.
Katherine joined the firm in October 2019. She has dual senior capability in both commercial property and corporate advisory. In particular, Katherine has considerable expertise in commercial leasing and complex property transactions and in corporate mergers, disposals and acquisitions. Katherine also has significant overseas experience having worked in two multinational law firms in the UK.
James Anson-Holland has been promoted to Associate in the Dispute Resolution Team.
James’ practice focuses on commercial, equity and trust law. He is an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is undertaking a series of advanced certificates toward a STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates. He is also an associate of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand Inc (AMINZ) and has presented a paper at the annual AMINZ Arbitration Day.
Outside of the firm, James tutors at the University of Canterbury School of Law, assisting the faculty with a number of academic courses. He also continues to publish a broad range of academic works in leading New Zealand and Australian legal journals.
Courtney Donaldson has also been promoted to Associate in the Dispute Resolution Team.
Courtney joined the firm in January 2017 and works primarily in the areas of relationship property, care of children, regulatory proceedings, and criminal law. Courtney's work in relationship property includes assisting clients with litigated and high value property disputes, as well negotiating and drafting separation or contracting out agreements. She has considerable experience in other Family Court proceedings, particularly under the Care of Children Act 2004 and the Family Violence Act 2018.
In the regulatory sphere, Courtney has developed considerable experience and expertise in assisting transport providers and freight companies in their response to enforcement action taken by the New Zealand Transport Agency. Courtney also regularly appears in the criminal courts on a range of matters.