GTODD Law of Queenstown will change its name to Todd & Walker Law from 1 April 2017. The firm has also welcomed a new partner and has promoted a number of staff.
Michael Walker has become partner. Immediately before joining the firm Michael was General Counsel for Queenstown Lakes District Council and before that was an Associate at a large Auckland firm. He specialises in all forms of litigation and alternative dispute resolution and has appeared in the full hierarchy of criminal and regulatory matters. Michael also brings with him an experienced background in local government and RMA practice.
Maree Adams has been promoted to Associate. Maree initially studied to become a Registered Legal Executive before becoming a Solicitor. She joined the firm in 2015. She is based in the Frankton office and specialises in residential and commercial conveyancing and has extensive experience with subdivisions, estate planning, wills and trusts.
Andrea Gilbert has been promoted to Associate. A Registered Legal Executive Andrea joined the firm at its commencement in 2011 and has over 30 years of legal experience. She has an extensive background in residential and commercial property transactions, company formation and trust and estate planning.
Pip Roberts has been promoted to Senior Solicitor.Pip joined the firm in 2016 following time spent overseas and previous practice experience in both Auckland and Tauranga. She brings a broad range of property focused specialisms including a strong knowledge of residential conveyancing, subdivision and unit tile developments.
Ben Gresson has joined the firm as a Solicitor after completing his LLB at Otago University in 2015. He was admitted to the bar in late 2016. Ben has been working closely with partner Graeme Todd on a number of Resource Management and local government cases and assigned with due diligence investigations on large property transactions.