Bell Gully has announced the appointment of four new partners.
Liz Coats was admitted in 2008 after graduating BA, LLB(Hons) from the University of Auckland. She specialises in employment law and regularly advises employers on redundancy and restructuring issues, managing poor performance, disciplinary processes, investigations and restraints of trade.
Ian Becke graduated BA and LLB(Hons) from the University of Sydney, Australia, and was admitted in 2009 in New South Wales and 2014 in New Zealand. He worked for two Sydney law firms until 2014 and advises on construction contracts, infrastructure projects and property development projects across a wide range of industry sectors.
Natasha Garvan graduated BA, LLB(Hons) from the University of Otago and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 2009. She provides environmental, policy and resource management advice to infrastructure providers, commercial entities, property and land developers, and community interest groups.. Natasha regularly appears as counsel at mediations and hearings.
Angela Harford was admitted in 2008 after graduating BCom and LLB(Hons) from the University of Canterbury. She has a strong focus on infrastructure and projects and her practice mainly consists of acting for public sector and private sector clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters. Angela worked in the corporate team of London law firm Slaughter and May from 2013 to 2017.
The firm has also appointed Sooyun Lee as a new special counsel. Admitted in 2006 after graduating with BA, BSc and LLM(Hons) degrees from the University of Auckland, she runs the trade mark practice of the wider Bell Gully IP team.