Senior lawyers join WRMK board

Alice Chapman co-leads the rural law group while Chloe Davenport helps head up the Kerikeri branch

Senior lawyers join WRMK board
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Two senior lawyers have joined the board at WRMK Lawyers, reported the New Zealand Law Society.

Alice Chapman and Chloe Davenport took their seats on the board as of 1 April. Chapman is co-leader of the rural law team and is based in the Whangarei office, while Davenport co-leads the Kerikeri office.

“Both have over a decade of legal experience and are known as trusted advisors to their clients, with specialist expertise in asset planning and rural law and asset and life planning respectively. Both have proven their leadership skills within our practice and will be a welcome addition to our board table”, said Rebecca Merry, managing director at WRMK Lawyers.

The firm also promoted Rachel Ivess to associate, as well as Sophie Plaisted, Kezia Purdie, and Sally Rankin-Hirst to senior lawyer.

Ivess joined WRMK Lawyers in 2023. She has experience in relationship property, estate planning, conveyancing and trusts, and works from the Kerikeri/Whangarei offices.

Plaisted is a member of the rural law team in Dargaville/Whangarei. She has experience in dispute resolution and criminal law.

Purdie handles employment law within the dispute resolution team in Whangarei. She specialises in workplace investigations, and has made applications under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988.

Based in Whangarei, Rankin-Hirst focuses on elder law, trust and life planning. She has worked on matters involving retirement villages, enduring powers of attorney, wills, trust formations and administration.

The promotions took effect on 1 April.

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