New Zealand Law Society - Denham Bramwell announces five promotions

Denham Bramwell announces five promotions

Promotion of Tayla Coburn to Associate and Senior Solicitor promotions for Shenali Lewke-Bandara, Seraphim Potifara, Ran Rajapakshe (aka Ranhiru Rajapakse) and Dunstan Yip at the Manukau office.

L-R: Tayla Coburn, Shenali Lewke-Bandara, Seraphim Potifara, Ran Rajapakshe and Dunstan Yip

Tayla Coburn – Associate

Tayla specialises in all areas of family law, including care of children, family violence, relationship property, personal property and protection matters.

Shenali Lewke-Bandara Senior Solicitor

Shenali works across the Family Law and Trusts, Wills and Estates teams. Her experience in complex relationship property disputes and her passion for problem-solving help her clients protect their assets.

Seraphim Potifara Senior Solicitor

Sera provides advice in legal matters for care of children, guardianship, relationship property and family violence. Sera represents clients in care and protection disputes involving Oranga Tamariki.

Ran Rajapakshe (aka Ranhiru Rajapakse) – Senior Solicitor

Ran practices in the areas of - Family Violence, Parenting, Oranga Tamariki, and Relationship Property matters. Ran’s practical approach focuses on understanding the needs of his clients and delivering results in their best interests.

Dunstan Yip Senior Solicitor

Dunstan works closely with Brett Abraham as part of our Property and Commercial teams. Clients enjoy his easy-going practical approach as he efficiently delivers the best outcomes for their situations. 

General Manager, Devika Kumar, said the announcement was made at a recent team meeting.

"Career progression is very much part of Denham Bramwell’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy. We are delighted to recognise these five individuals for their contribution to the firm and the consistently outstanding results they achieve for their clients."

"Our Family Law team often works under intense pressure in emotionally charged circumstances. It takes an in-depth knowledge of the law and considerable emotional intelligence to succeed in this challenging environment. Tayla, Shenali, Sera and Ran have proven they have what it takes."

"Property and Commercial law have specific challenges demanding a responsive and astute but personable approach. Dunstan has shown he has these qualities."

Kumar says that our people are the heart of our practice and each of these individuals deserves recognition for their contribution and commitment.