Jo-Anne Knight becomes a partner in the Auckland commercial litigation group. She has represented construction parties and local authorities in over 100 mediations and judicial settlement conferences and has over 20 years’ experience in negotiating and advising on construction contracts and construction dispute litigation.
Josh Cairns becomes a partner in the banking and finance group in Wellington. He specialises in corporate finance and restructuring and insolvency law, representing banks, financial institutions, corporates and local authorities in the areas of transactional banking, project finance, acquisition finance, master lease programmes and syndications.
Sarah Scott becomes a partner in the Christchurch office, heading the South Island-based local government and environment group. She specialises in all aspects of resource management and environmental law, advising public and private clients on district and regional planning processes, earthquake recovery, development and infrastructure projects, and resource management litigation.