Chapman Tripp promotes 10 to senior solicitor

Firm elevates eight in Auckland, one in Christchurch, and one in Wellington

Chapman Tripp promotes 10 to senior solicitor

Chapman Tripp has rewarded 10 of its lawyers with promotions to senior solicitors.

The top firm promoted eight in Auckland, one in Christchurch, and one in Wellington.


Corporate and commercial

  • Briar Peat, who is of Ngāti Rangiwewehi and Ngāti Whakaue descent, has a particular focus on post-treaty settlement transactions, M&A, joint ventures, and collective iwi arrangements.


  • Dickson Lee advises on transactional and corporate matters, with a focus on capital markets. His has acted on a wide range of transactions, including Kauri issues, retail/wholesale bond offers, derivatives, and the impact of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013.

Litigation and dispute resolution

  • Liora Bercovitch has a focus on contract and commercial litigation. She advises corporate and private clients on tort and contractual claims, defamation and privacy issues, and regulatory matters.
  • Moria Brengauz advises on a range of insolvency matters and various litigation claims, including contractual disputes and natural disaster insurance.
  • William Cheyne works on complex commercial litigation matters, advises clients on commercial disputes, including those involving property, competition, construction, tax, and international law aspects.
  • Rachael Jones is focused on contentious public and private law litigation, including constitutional challenges, Māori legal issues, intellectual property disputes and fair trading claims. She has appeared in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court.

Property and real estate

  • Robbie Bennett works on all aspects of commercial property law, including development, acquisitions, disposals, leasing and subdivisions.
  • Alasdair Long concentrates on commercial property, has a focus on development and investment. He has assisted local and international clients with overseas investment matters, complex subdivisions, commercial leasing, and the acquisition and divestment of significant real estate portfolios.


Environment, planning and resource management

  • Amy Hill is concentrated on resource management, environmental law, and civil litigation. She helps clients on matters including planning processes, consenting, environmental compliance and judicial review.


Litigation and dispute resolution

  • Richard Hutchison works on commercial litigation matters and has a focus on insurance, construction, and statutory-liability disputes.

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