We continue our high rankings in The Legal500 as a leading New Zealand law firm with a sector specialist focus. These rankings demonstrate our ongoing commitment to excellence in those sectors and the services we provide, and comprise the following particular practice areas. Further, a number of our team members have been individually recognised.
Construction: Nick Gillies has also individually ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’ and Sarah Holderness recognised as a ‘Rising Star’. Partners, Christina Bryant, Glen Holm-Hansen and Helen Macfarlane have also been recognised. Our team is praised for being “truly client-focused and easy to work with”.
Employment: Testimonials commend us as being “super practical…approachable and connected” and providing “pragmatic solutions”. Jim Roberts is individually ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’. Partners, Jodi Sharman and Alison Maelzer have also earned recognition.
Insurance: Alan Sherlock merits ‘Hall of Fame’ status, and Stephanie Corban is recognised as a ‘Next Generation Partner’. Partners, Christina Bryant and Helen Macfarlane are recognised along with senior associate Charlotte Robertson. We are commended as having commitment to our clients, providing “prompt and efficient service” and “sound advice”.
Transport: Both Simon Cartwright and Alan Sherlock are ranked as ‘Leading Individuals’. This year Colin Hunter has also been recognised as a ‘Rising Star’. Our strong understanding of commercial realities has been noted, together with “quality advice formed of a good blend of legal and commercial considerations“.
Corporate and M&A: Our team is praised for having not only strong legal knowledge, but the ability to judge situations and give pragmatic solutions. Erich Bachmann is in the ‘Hall of Fame’ and Julika Wahlmann-Smith merits recognition as a ‘Next Generation Partner’; partners Kate Telford and Ben Hickson have also been recognised.
Dispute Resolution: Our dispute partners, Alison Maelzer, Christina Bryant, Glen Holm-Hansen, Helen Macfarlane and Nick Gillies are recognised, along with senior associate, Ariana Stuart. We are praised as excelling in our “communication skills, whether that is presenting compelling arguments to resolve disputes or explaining complex legal issues in an accessible manner”.