WRMK Lawyers celebrates six new leaders
WRMK Lawyers announces two additions to its Board of Directors; and the promotion of two associates and two senior lawyers, effective from 1 April 2022.
The firm welcomed Jared Cains, co-leader of the property team, and Andrew Easterbrook, leader of the estates and relationship property teams, to the Board this month. Both Cains and Easterbrook primarily work out of the firm’s Whangarei office.
WRMK’s Managing Director Rebecca Merry says, “We are delighted to welcome both Jared and Andrew as members of the Board. Both have over a decade of legal experience and specialist subject matter expertise, and both have proven their leadership skills within our practice.”
WRMK also promoted Kathryn Candy and David Adams to Associate, and Todd Luders and Natalie Robinson to Senior Lawyer, last week.
Merry says, “These promotions reflect the high calibre of these lawyers. All four have shown dedication to excellent client service, sound legal expertise and leadership potential. We are pleased to recognise and congratulate them on their achievements.”
JARED CAINS, PROPERTY
Jared is the co-leader of WRMK’s property team, with particular expertise in commercial property matters. He has advised clients on a wide range of commercial property and business matters for nearly 20 years. Jared originally joined WRMK in 2003, but has also previously worked for international law firm Reed Smith in London, before returning to WRMK in 2009.
ANDREW EASTERBROOK, ESTATES
Andrew leads WRMK’s Estates, and Relationship Property teams. He has over 12 years’ experience as a lawyer, with specialist expertise in the areas of relationship property, private wealth, estates and information technology and privacy law. Andrew is also a director and co-founder of OpenLaw NZ, a free legal data platform.
DAVID ADAMS, DISPUTE RESOLUTION (WHANGAREI)
David is an experienced advocate who specialises in relationship property and contentious trust and estate matters. He is a member of AMINZ and Collaborative Advocacy NZ and a founding trustee of Tai Tokerau Family Law Trust.
KATHRYN CANDY, BUSINESS (WHANGAREI)
Kathryn joined WRMK in 2020 and has had a wide ranging legal career prior to joining the firm. She started her career as a civil litigator, and has nearly 20 years as an in-house lawyer both in New Zealand and overseas, including most recently for a local council.
NEW SENIOR LAWYERS
TODD LUDERS, CRIMINAL LAW (KERIKERI)
Todd is a criminal lawyer with more than five years’ experience in this specialist field. He is regarded as a very competent advocate for his clients, and practised in Wellington for the Public Defence Service before moving home to the North in 2021.
NATALIE ROBINSON, PROPERTY & TRUSTS (DARGAVILLE)
Natalie is a Dargaville local who has a broad private client practice, ranging from trusts and conveyancing to farming matters. She has previously worked in central and local government, before becoming a lawyer with WRMK in 2018.
WRMK Lawyers has nearly 90 staff across four offices, and the firm’s total number of Directors* is now 11.
*Director is equivalent to partner level in a typical law firm partnership structure.