Chapman Tripp appoints six new principals and six senior solicitors

​Chapman Tripp is pleased to announce the appointment of six new principals and six new senior solicitors with effect from Friday, 1 May 2009. 

“Our clients can be sure these lawyers are among the most capable in their fields. We warmly congratulate them," said Andrew Poole, Managing Partner.

Our new Principals

Cathryn Barber, Principal - Finance, Auckland

Cathryn has a broad range of banking and finance experience, including restructuring work and property financing.

James Burt, Principal - Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Auckland

James has a wide ranging practice advising clients on commercial disputes, with particular experience in insurance, insolvency (including liquidation and receivership) and debt recovery. 

Chris Dann, Principal - Corporate & Commercial, Christchurch

Chris practises corporate and commercial law, advising clients on a broad range of contractual and transactional matters in a number of industries. His wide-ranging experience in the UK and at Chapman Tripp includes significant joint venture, governance, mergers and acquisitions, information technology, supply and distribution and banking and finance work.

Justin Graham, Principal - Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Auckland
Justin is a Cambridge-educated commercial litigator with specialist expertise in intellectual property and media law, and experience managing complex disputes in a range of fields.
Matthew Ockleston, Principal - Property, Real Estate & Construction, Auckland

Matthew specialises in property law, with particular expertise in the Public Works Act, statutory and regulatory processes affecting Crown land, roads, infrastructure projects and the property law aspects of the Resource Management Act process.

Jarrod Walker, Principal - Finance, Auckland

Jarrod is a member of our finance team.  His practice includes bilateral and syndicated lending, structured finance transactions, restructurings, leveraged finance and derivatives.  Jarrod spent eight years with Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy in Amsterdam, Hong Kong and London before returning to Chapman Tripp in 2007.

Our new Senior Solicitors

Joanna Bain, Senior Solicitor - Environment, Planning & Resource Management, Auckland

Joanna specialises in environmental, planning, resource management and public law.  She has 11 years’ legal experience and has particular experience in advising on planning and regulatory issues, regularly advising on land transport and property development.

Angela Foster, Senior Solicitor - Investment, Funds & Savings Products, Wellington

Angela specialises in superannuation, KiwiSaver, managed funds and securities law.   She advises trustees, managers and sponsoring employers of employer-based and complying superannuation funds on ongoing legislative developments and compliance with Securities legislation; KiwiSaver schemes on KiwiSaver issues, and a range of clients on general securities legislation compliance.

Jo Ritchie, Senior Solicitor - Corporate & Commercial, Auckland

Jo advises on corporate and commercial law.  She has advised on a variety of commercial contracts and mergers & acquisitions in both New Zealand and Australia.

Anne Shirley, Senior Solicitor - Employment, Auckland

Anne advises corporate and commercial clients on a range of contentious and non-contentious issues including employment issues arising from mergers and acquisitions, employment litigation, restructuring, disciplinary investigations and restraints of trade.

Jennifer Tunna, Senior Solicitor - Finance, Auckland

Jennifer specialises in restructuring and insolvency law.  She advises receivers and liquidators on the powers and duties which are relevant to their appointments.

Marie Wisker, Senior Solicitor - Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Auckland

Marie specialises in litigation and dispute resolution.  She advises clients on a wide variety of commercial disputes, with special interest in professional indemnity advice, public law and employment law.

About Principals

Principals at Chapman Tripp have equal status to partners in terms of work quality and ability to manage relationships with clients.  Principals have the firm’s authority to advise clients on any legal matter within their field of expertise.

About Senior Solicitors

The appointment to senior solicitor reflects a significant acknowledgement by the firm of an individual’s competence in their area of law.To be appointed senior solicitor, an individual must demonstrate thorough knowledge in his/her area of expertise, show exercise of sound judgement and consistently produce high quality work.

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