MinterEllisonRuddWatts announces latest round of promotions

Fifteen lawyers were promoted to senior associate and senior solicitor roles

MinterEllisonRuddWatts announces latest round of promotions

MinterEllisonRuddWatts has announced the promotion of three lawyers to senior associates and 11 lawyers to senior solicitors.

The firm has named Mark Calderwood and Ashley Kirk as senior associates in the firm’s Wellington office, and Sarah Redding as a senior associate in Auckland.

Calderwood specialises in public and regulatory law. He has represented public and private sector clients on their public law and regulatory issues spanning financial services, utilities, film and media, disaster response insurance, transport, and health sectors.  He has also advised the governor-general, prime minister, and ministers on a range of constitutional and government machinery issues.

Kirk is experiences in litigation and dispute resolution, focusing on commercial disputes and complex contractual cases. She has advised clients on insolvency issues, including debt recovery claims, and health and safety obligations.

Redding’s practice encompasses a broad range of commercial contracts, including research and development, intellectual property licensing, digital asset management, NFTs, services, supply and distribution software, and privacy and data sharing. She is an experienced commercial lawyer advising clients on technology, consumer, intellectual property, media and sports law.

MinterEllisonRuddWatts has also promoted 11 lawyers to senior solicitors:

  • Brad Cope (corporate and commercial, Auckland)
  • David Hebenton (construction and infrastructure, Auckland)
  • Alyssa Kennedy (construction and infrastructure, Auckland)
  • Ethan McAuliffe (corporate and commercial, Wellington)
  • Hannah McCay (real estate – property, Wellington)
  • Louise Meng (corporate and commercial, Auckland)
  • Sam Short (banking and financial services, Auckland)
  • Katie Shorter (construction and infrastructure, Auckland)
  • Maria Sopoaga (litigation, Wellington)
  • Khoti Walker-Clements (litigation, Wellington)
  • Kate Wilson (corporate and commercial, Wellington).

"We remain committed to investing in our people, right from the start of their careers. We provide continuous mentoring and support to help them succeed in their chosen practice,” MinterEllisonRuddWatts chief executive Andrew Poole commented on the latest round of promotions.

“It is great to see our talented lawyers moving up the ranks, and their continued commitment to our firm and passion for providing market-leading advice to clients is invaluable. Congratulations to everyone beginning their new roles this year,” Poole added.


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