Tauranga law firm Sharp Tudhope Lawyers has promoted two lawyers to senior solicitors.
Lauren Qiu was admitted in December 2014 and joined the firm in 2016.
Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, she advises on a wide range of property, relationship property and immigration matters.
Lauren helps corporate clients and high net worth individuals with urgent applications, skilled migrants to gain residency, character waiver requests, medical waiver requests, special direction requests to the Minister of Immigration, and appeals to the Immigration and Protection Tribunal.
Michelle Urquhart advises corporate and private clients on general civil litigation and alternate dispute resolution.
She is an integral part of the Immigration team, providing advice to migrants and their employers. Michelle is an Associate of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand and can act as a mediator in a wide range of civil disputes.
She joined the firm in 2015 from the Ministry of Justice where she was a Disputes Tribunal Referee.