Greenwood Roche bolsters partnership, elevates 11 lawyers

A construction expert joins the firm’s partnership as 11 lawyers ascend to new roles

Greenwood Roche bolsters partnership, elevates 11 lawyers

Greenwood Roche has announced the hiring of a new partner and 11 promotions across its offices in New Zealand.

The firm bolstered its partnership with the addition of James Riddoch. Before joining Greenwood Roche, the construction law expert spent 11 years practising in London where he was recognized by the UK Legal 500 for his work in development in the housing sector. Riddoch will be based in Christchurch.

The firm also announced the promotion of six lawyers to senior associate. They are Jimmy Tait-Jamieson, Lana Christensen, Laura Shields, Rachel Murdoch, Renee de Lisle, and Sam Green.

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Tait-Jamieson specialises in property and infrastructure law. He advises clients on project structuring, and assists with legislative and regulatory issues. Tait-Jamieson started his career in Auckland and has recently relocated to Wellington after a stint in Amsterdam completing an LLM.

Shields advises on Crown land matters and has experience in Treaty settlement negotiations and implementation.

Christensen works on commercial and commercial property transactions, including the acquisition, subdivision and disposal of land. She has experience in banking and financing.

Murdoch specialises in resource management issues, with a focus on urban development and regeneration projects. She has experience in environmental due diligence, plan development and consenting, and provided strategic advice on high profile projects in Christchurch.

De Lisle practices in all aspects of property law, specialising in development projects, social housing and urban regeneration projects, large-scale property acquisitions and disposals and commercial leasing.

Green advises on a broad range of corporate, commercial and commercial property matters, focusing on large scale property development, acquisitions and disposals, construction, infrastructure and major commercial contracting.

The firm also appointed Amelia Alden, Anna Hickmott, Miriam Black, Rowan Barbalich, and Tanya Young as associates.

Alden advises on resource management law. Hickmott and Black specialise in commercial property transactions. Barbalich and Young work in the national construction practice.

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