Duncan Cotterill bolsters property team with 3 laterals

The property specialists come to Christchurch from three different firms

Duncan Cotterill bolsters property team with 3 laterals
Duncan Cotterill has strengthened its commercial property team with the appointment of three specialists, all from different firms.

Associate James Murphy, legal advisor Julia Flattery, and senior solicitor Nicole Wong have joined the firm’s Christchurch commercial property team led by partners Paul Calder and Paul Dorrance.

Murphy, who comes from Christchurch firm Cavell Leitch, specialises in commercial property acquisitions, property development and sales, and commercial leasing. Working on matters from all sectors of the New Zealand economy, he has particular focus on front-end construction projects, construction financing, and property development.

Flattery moves from Eversheds in the UK, where she spent 12 years. She has extensive experience in large projects, specialising in property acquisitions, sales and leasing, infrastructure, construction and developments. She is qualified in the UK, and has been practicing as a lawyer since 2005.

Wong, who joins Duncan Cotterill from Harris Tate in Tauranga, specialises in conveyancing, immigration, and commercial law. Fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay, Indonesian and Hakka, she is uniquely positioned to advice international investor clients, including in matters related to immigration, Overseas Investment Office applications, commercial transactions, and property investments.

Of the more than 200 employees at Duncan Cotterill, more than 125 are qualified lawyers. It has 40 partners and offices in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson, and Christchurch.


James Murphy

Julia Flattery

Nicole Wong



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