Duncan Cotterill welcomes two new partners

The firm bolsters its Wellington team with a new promotion and a lateral hire

Duncan Cotterill welcomes two new partners

Duncan Cotterill has strengthened its Wellington team with the addition of two partners.

The firm has recruited Hamish Walker and promoted Olivia Grant to the partnership.

“2018 is proving to be a big year for Duncan Cotterill’s Wellington office with the growth in work we are seeing from new and existing clients. The appointments of Hamish and Olivia increase our Wellington-based partner numbers to nine and adds further expertise and experience to our client offering,” said Scott Moran, Duncan Cotterill partner.

“Hamish’s appointment strengthens our commercial team. He has a strong business, property and private client practice, with a focus on franchising and licensing. His appointment complements our retail and franchise team’s skills, and he will be supported by our existing commercial partners Dan Winfield, David Briscoe, Matt Yates, Nick Crang and myself,” Moran said.

Walker is a specialist in acquisitions and sales, structuring, financing, shareholder agreements, joint ventures, governance, compliance, and contracts. He handles both residential and commercial matters in property law, while he works on family trusts, asset protection, and estate planning for private client matters.

“Olivia has a particular focus on employment, health and safety and insurance matters, which further reinforces our market leading national team, and also works alongside fellow litigation partners Jonathan Scragg and Aaron Sherriff, who are growing our Wellington litigation practice,” Moran said.

Grant has extensive experience in statutory liability claims, professional indemnity and disciplinary matters, WorkSafe investigations and prosecutions, compliance and the implementation of health and safety policies and procedures, the firm said. She is also an expert in all aspects of employment law, including disciplinary and performance matters, restructuring and redundancy procedures, personal grievances, protection of confidential information and human rights issues.


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