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Six promotions at Chapman Tripp

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James Glover is a senior solicitor in Chapman Tripp’s private client team.

James has a broad knowledge and experience of trust law in a private client and commercial setting and will be advising on all aspects of trust formation, administration, structuring and succession planning.

Nicola de Wit specialises in resource management and environment law.  

Nicola assists clients with Local Government Act and Public Works Act issues.

She also advises national infrastructure providers, property developers, Māori trusts, environmental organisations and other businesses and individuals on processes under the Resource Management Act.


Grace Bennett specialises in litigation, dispute resolution and resource management.  

Grace also advises a national network utility operator on resource management issues, Grace acts for the EQC on multiple litigation claims arising out of the Canterbury earthquakes advising them on a wide range of issues.

Trish Leong is a senior solicitor in Chapman Tripp’s tax team. 

She has experience in the statutory tax disputes process and tax litigation.

Trish regularly provides advice to a wide range of clients on a range of complex tax matters involving cross-border transactions, acquisition and disposal of property, trusts and charities.


Allan Brent is a senior solicitor specialising in infrastructure and resource management law, and has experience in commercial property law.  

He also advises clients on the full range of matters under the Resource Management Act.

Michelle Nicol specialises in environment, planning and resource management law.

She advises clients on the development and consenting of major infrastructure projects, district and regional planning issues, submissions on resource consent applications and plan changes, law reform and environmental compliance issues.