Duncan Cotterill promotes five

Four make associate, while one is named senior solicitor

Duncan Cotterill promotes five

Duncan Cotterill has promoted five of its lawyers.

The national firm has elevated Alysha Hinton, Jessie Stone, Kim Schouten, and Rosalie Cus to associate. It has also named Tara Schoeller-Burke as the firm’s newest senior solicitor. All of the newly promoted lawyers are a part of the firm’s commercial team.

Hinton, who is based in Wellington, is experienced in a wide range of property, trust, estate planning, and immigration matters. She is a part of the firm’s private client group. She has a particular interest in residential and commercial property. She also provides estate planning advice.

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Nelson-based Stone is also a member of the firm’s commercial team. She advises on business sales and acquisitions, corporate structure and governance, capital raising, and commercial agreements. She has a particular interest in the food and beverage industry.

Based in Wellington and part of the private client group, Schouten specialises in asset protection and estate planning. She is experienced in drafting wills, applying for grants of probate and letters of administration, and creating and administering trusts. She also acts in residential conveyancing and relationship property matters.

Cus, who is also based in Wellington, is an expert in public, administrative, and regulatory law. She also advises on related matters, including official information, local government issues, and procurement. She has a particular focus on the exercise of statutory powers and functions. She has advised government department, Crown entities, and regulators, as well as organisations interacting with these organisations.

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