The appointments bolster the firm’s employment and construction offering
Russell McVeagh has bolstered its employment team with the hiring of 2022 NZ Lawyer Rising Star Kieron Creagh as senior associate, following the appointment of special counsel Kendra Wilson to its national real estate and construction team last week.
Right before joining Russel McVeagh, Creagh worked for three years at EY Law, advising clients both based in New Zealand and abroad on all matters across the employment relationship. Creagh has experienced working in Australia for the likes of FCB Group and McCullough Robertson, and in the UK for the likes of HSBC.
Creagh’s practice areas include workplace investigations, wage compliance projects, COVID-related legal matters, and restructures. She appeared in NZ Lawyer’s Rising Star list last year alongside Russell McVeagh's Isaac Manase from the firm’s corporate advisory team, Lauren Rapley from environment, planning, and natural resources, and Matthew Consedine from banking and finance.
Commenting on Creagh’s appointment, employment partner Kylie Dunn said: “Kieron is an excellent addition to our team, bringing experience from working across a complex employment landscape and an ever-changing one with the issues seen over the last few years with the challenges COVID-19 has presented. She is highly rated in the market and we're very excited to have her on board to help support our clients and team.”
Russell McVeagh adds Doran Wyatt and Kendra Wilson to ranks
Just last week, Russell McVeagh named Wilson its newest special counsel. She joined the firm’s national real estate and construction group and has worked alongside recently appointed partner Doran Wyatt in the firm’s Wellington office.
Wilson lent Russell McVeagh her extensive experience advising public and private sector clients – including various Crown agencies – on commercial and commercial property matters such as large-scale property acquisitions and disposals and commercial leasing. She holds an interest for large-scale development and has worked in-house at one of the country’s top 10 NZX companies.
“We are delighted to have Kendra join our growing real estate and construction practice,” said real estate and construction practice group chair Sarah Blackmore. “Kendra and Doran bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team, and we're all excited to work alongside them to build Russell McVeagh's real estate and construction presence in the capital.”