Three take on senior roles in Tompkins Wake promotions round

The firm also promoted associates and a senior solicitor

Three take on senior roles in Tompkins Wake promotions round

Tompkins Wake has promoted three lawyers to senior positions within its ranks.

Kerryn Webster took on the special counsel role. She is part of the dispute resolution – civil litigation team.

She has tackled civil and commercial disputes and represented clients on issues related to breach of contract, insurance law, negligence, judicial review, competition law and high-worth family trusts. She has a particular interest in international trade and maritime law.

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Kamelia Purwo and Laura Fischer were elevated to senior associates. Purvo is part of the property and private client team while Fischer is with the dispute resolution – family law practice.

Purvo’s areas of expertise include charities and incorporated societies, commercial property transactions, enduring powers of attorney, refinancing, residential property transactions, retirement village applications and settlements, succession planning, trusts and asset protection, wills and estate planning, and relationship property settlements. Fischer is a specialist in relationship property and trust law, handling claims against estates, trusts and relationship property disputes, contracting out agreements, and applications under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights (including the appointment of property managers and welfare guardians).

The firm also promoted the following:


  • Eli Tamati
  • Charley Lunt
  • Drisana Sheely
  • Gaanesh Seger
  • Alex Rankin

Senior solicitor

  • Rosalie Reeves

Earlier this year, Tompkins Wake brought in Tom Price as a partner, joining the commercial property team in Auckland.

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