Experienced litigator joins Lowndes Jordan as new partner

The veteran lawyer was once crown counsel in the public commercial team at the Crown Law Office

Experienced litigator joins Lowndes Jordan as new partner

Niche law firm Lowndes Jordan has appointed an experienced litigator Rachel Sussock as a new partner at the firm.

Sussock has worked in broad commercial, regulatory and public law, and has recently focused on construction and insolvency. She has acted for and advised clients in construction disputes, including successfully seeking injunctive relief in relation to performance bonds.

The veteran lawyer has also provided advice to Crown entities in relation to threatened judicial review proceedings, acted for parties in licensing disputes under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act and for partners and trustees in sensitive partnership and trust disputes.

"Lowndes Jordan has a highly collaborative culture underpinned by real depth of experience across a range of practice areas. I am particularly enjoying having the financial markets, M&A, start-ups and general business expertise to draw on in my litigation practice,” Sussock said.

Before Lowndes Jordan, Sussock was most recently with a specialist litigation practice. Before that, she was crown counsel in the public commercial team at the Crown Law Office. During her time at Crown Law, she provided advice and acted for Treasury, the Ministries of Economic Development, Health, Transport, Education and Social Development and the Commerce Commission.

Sussock is a member of the Society of Construction Law, the Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association of NZ (“RITANZ”) and Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association.

 

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