Rhodes & Co welcomes two new equity partners

Both of them have been working for the firm since 2011

Rhodes & Co welcomes two new equity partners
Anna Whalan-Bell (left) and Sam Devlin (right)

Rhodes & Co, a law firm based in Christchurch, has announced the appointment of Anna Whalan-Bell and Sam Devlin as its new equity partners.

The two of them have been serving as law clerks in the firm since 2011.

Who are Rhodes & Co’s new equity partners?

Whalan-Bell provided advice regarding contentious and non-contentious commercial issues. She also assisted clients when it comes to a wide variety of corporate and private matters, which delved into trusts and estates, property, relationship property, capital raising, and corporate structure. She also has experience when it comes to her practice in dispute resolution as she had served as counsel in proceedings within High Court, Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court.

While she had been with Rhodes & Co in 2011, she briefly left to pursue her Master of Laws degree with a scholarship at the University of Cambridge. She also practised dispute resolution at the Herbert Smith Freehills in Melbourne and also has experience in being a dispute resolution contract lawyer – NZ admitted barrister & solicitor at Slaughter and May in London.

Devlin is a property and commercial lawyer who has expertise in advising on property development and construction projects. This includes commercial leasing and complex procurement.

Like Whalan-Bell, Devlin had previously left Rhodes & Co. Before he went back, he had spent time as senior legal counsel at NZX listed Aukland Airport as well as legal counsel at the Christchurch International Airport Limited. He had also been a part of the real estate and construction team of Russel McVeagh as commercial property solicitor.

Devlin had received his Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degrees at the University of Canterbury.

Rhodes & Co is a law firm based in the South Island which had been in practice for 140 years. It specialises in property, corporate & commercial, litigation & dispute resolution, and primary industries.

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