The appointments bring the firm’s number of female partners to 10
Batistich, who joined the firm as a special counsel in January from Bell Gully, is a specialist in resource management and government and regulatory law. She has more than 20 years’ experience in planning procedures and resource consents, acting for clients in a wide range of sectors that include property, energy, mining, and viticulture. Her particular focus is major transport infrastructure. She joins partners Nicky McIndoe and Christina Sheard in the practice group.
Parkhill, who has been senior associate since joining Kensington Swan in 2011 from London firm Fieldfisher specialises in complex employment issues and workplace investigations, including into bulling, fraud, and harassment. She is also a former criminal prosecutor. She joins partners Michael O’Brien and Greg Cain in the national employment team.
“We congratulate Marija and Charlotte on their well-deserved promotions and look forward to supporting them in this next stage of their careers,” said Charles Spillane, Kensington Swan CEO.
The promotions take effect 1 January, subject to New Zealand Law Society requirements. It will bring the firm’s number of female partners to 10, or more than 30% of the partnership.
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