North Shore firm Turner Hopkins has announced a number of recent appointments.
Lizandra Bailey has rejoined Turner Hopkins as a partner.
Lizandra was admitted in June 1995 and originally joined Turner Hopkins in 2012 before spending time at an Auckland CBD firm.
She is a commercial lawyer and has worked for all types of business from sole traders to medium to large corporates. Lizandra has an particular interest in franchising and licensing.
Catherine Pendleton has joined the firm as an associate in the litigation and dispute resolution team.
Admitted in December 1997, Catherine has a broad background in litigation from her time as a junior barrister at Bankside Chambers and as a litigator in immigration, employment, judicial review and professional disciplinary proceedings.
Joy Yuan has been appointed senior solicitor and is a member of the commercial and property team.
Joy was raised in both China and New Zealand and completed an MBA in the United States in 2011. She was admitted in August 2011 and joined the firm in June 2017.
She has extensive experience in commercial and property law.
Tim McSweeney has been appointed senior solicitor and is the immigration consulting team leader. Tim has BA and LLB degrees from the University of Auckland and was admitted in December 2014.
He has lived in a number of countries, including the UK, Ireland and Australia and has regularly presented seminars on immigration law.
Mahafrin Variava has been appointed solicitor in the immigration consulting team.
Mahafrin completed an LLB from the University of Waikato in 2012 and was admitted in June 2014.
She joined Turner Hopkins in October 2017 and her experience includes dealing with complex immigration matters.