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Three new Tompkins Wake partners

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Tompkins Wake has announced the promotion of three lawyers to partners, effective from 1 December 2017.

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Campbell Stewart. 

Campbell Stewart was admitted in 2008 after graduating from Otago University and has been with the firm since 2012.

He is a specialist property lawyer, with a focus on agribusiness, natural resources, trusts and asset planning, infrastructure projects and local government property.

Campbell has expertise in the overseas investment regime, Crown minerals, and the emissions trading scheme, and works with both domestic and international clients in these areas.

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Kate Cornegé.

Kate Cornegé has a BCA and LLB(Hons) from Victoria University of Wellington and was admitted in August 2005, joining the firm in 2010.

Kate is an experienced civil and commercial litigator, who has appeared in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

She specialises in general corporate and commercial dispute resolution with experience in contractual, competition and consumer, companies and securities, intellectual property, local government and property disputes.

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Kate Sullivan. 

Kate Sullivan has an LLM with first class honours from the University of Waikato and was admitted in February 2005. She joined Tompkins Wake in 2011.

Kate specialises in dispute resolution involving relationship property, trusts and estates. She has experience dealing with applications to the High Court for directions, breach of trust issues, claims by beneficiaries, and performance of trustees.

Her other areas of practice include dealing with applications to validate wills and mental capacity issues, particularly assisting clients with applications for the appointment of welfare guardians and property managers.