Auckland firm Brookfields Lawyers has announced three promotions and two additions to its staff.
Lisa Wansbrough has been promoted to senior associate.
Admitted in November 2007, Lisa is an experienced litigator and acts on environmental, civil and criminal litigation. Her litigation practice has included litigation for councils and assisting on environmental appeals.
Lisa spent time working in the United Kingdom as a solicitor for the Secretary of State for the Home Department.
Rachel Ward has been promoted to senior solicitor.
Since her admission in December 2015 Rachel has worked on a variety of resource management matters.
She also acts on a variety of local government matters. Before joining Brookfields Rachel worked in policy for the Ministry for the Environment.
Edward Fox has been promoted to senior solicitor.
Edward has over 5 years of commercial dispute and civil litigation experience in both Auckland and London.
His experience in civil litigation includes complex market pricing disputes, intellectual property matters and insolvency proceedings.
Deborah Riley has returned to the firm as a senior associate after taking time out to travel and write a book.
Deborah initially joined Brookfields in 2012 after returning from the UK where she worked in local and regional authorities’ in-house legal teams.
She is a member of the resource management and local government team.
Rowan Ashton joins the firm in March.
He specialises in environmental and public law and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in March 2013 and worked in a barristers’ chambers.
Rowan has appeared at council hearings and in cases before the Environment Court and High Court.