Auckland law firm McVeagh Fleming has promoted three lawyers to associates, and has also been joined by two further associates.
Jackie Dale of the Auckland Family Law team has been promoted to associate. Jackie studied at the University of Reading in England before completing an LLB and B Soc Sci at the University of Waikato in 2003. Jackie joined the McVeagh Fleming litigation team in 2006 after gaining two years of valuable experience at a specialised family law firm in Auckland. Jackie has worked in the litigation teams at both North Harbour and Auckland Offices and has recently returned following maternity leave. Jackie has six years’ experience advising on relationship property settlement, parenting/guardianship disputes and domestic violence matters.
Anna Carbon of the North Shore Family Law team has been promoted to associate. Anna completed a BA(Hons) and LLB at the University of Auckland and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in December 2010. She worked as a family lawyer in Rotorua for two years and joined the firm's Family Law team in 2013.
Kate Chivers of the North Shore Property team has been promoted to associate. Kate completed a BSc (Hons) at John Moores University in England in 1999 and an LLB at the University of Auckland in 2013. Kate joined the North Shore Property Team in September 2013 after a successful policing career extending over 14 years both in New Zealand and with the Metropolitan Police Service in London.
Kishen Kommu has joined the Auckland Civil Litigation team as an associate. Kishen completed BHS, LLB and BCom (Finance) degrees at the University of Auckland in 2008. Kishen joined McVeagh Fleming in September 2016, having gained experience in complex building defects and construction litigation from a boutique dispute resolution firm. He has experience in a wide range of commercial disputes including insolvency, civil and commercial litigation, trust litigation, property and construction disputes, and contractual disputes, and also in employment law.
Emaleigh Walker has joined the Auckland Commercial Property team as an associate. Emaleigh completed BA and LLB degrees at the University of Auckland in 2000 and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 2000. She has had varied experience in law firms in the Auckland city fringe and CBD as well as suburban and semi-rural practices working in the property and commercial areas, trusts, asset protection, estates as well as civil, family, employment and criminal litigation.