Fiona McMillan in the Employment Team has been promoted to Senior Associate. Based out of the Dunedin office, Fiona specialises in employment and education law. Fiona has been with the firm since 2007. Prior to becoming a lawyer Fiona worked as a primary school teacher, which puts her in a strong position to advise on legal issues affecting schools.
Steve O'Dea in the Corporate-Commercial Team has been promoted to Associate. Steve, who is based out of the Auckland office, advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, with particular specialism in infrastructure, construction, intellectual property and technology. He has advised clients on transactions and problem solving in a range of sectors, in multiple jurisdictions, including public private partnerships, infrastructure and construction matters, mergers and acquisitions, and a wide variety of commercial contracts.
Lois Stone in the Property and Private Client Team has been promoted to Associate. Based out of the Christchurch office, her areas of expertise include corporate and commercial, private client, property and development, and wills and estate administration.
Fiona Henderson in the Property and Private Client Team has been promoted to Associate. Based out of the Christchurch office, Fiona advises on a number of matters including residential and commercial property transactions, subdivisions, commercial leasing and property matters affecting irrigation schemes.
Sam Buchan in the Corporate - Commercial Team has been promoted to Associate. Based out of the Dunedin office, Sam's areas of expertise include commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure and construction, intellectual property and corporate advisory.
James Cowan has been promoted to Associate in the Dunedin Litigation and Employment Team. James specialises in employment law as well as health and safety and general civil litigation. James has particular expertise in advising on and conducting employment investigations.
Laura McPhail in the Corporate – Commercial Team has been promoted to Associate. Based out of the Queenstown office, Laura specialises in unique business structures and commercial deals. She also is heavily involved in early stage, complex, property development projects.