One makes senior associate, while two more are appointed as associates
Wynn Williams has promoted three of its lawyers.
Katherine Binsted has been elevated to senior associate in the corporate and commercial team. James Anson-Holland and Courtney Donaldson, who are both part of the firm’s dispute resolution team, have been promoted to associate.
The new promotions come after the firm promoted a new special counsel and appointed a new senior associate. It also recently welcomed a new senior associate.
Binsted, who joined the firm in October, has extensive experience in both commercial property and corporate advisory. She has particular expertise in commercial leasing and complex property transactions, as well as corporate mergers, disposals, and acquisitions.
Binsted also has experience overseas in the UK, having worked at Addleshaw Goddard and Ashurst.
Anson-Holland is focused on commercial, equity, and trust law. Wynn Williams said that he is an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and is currently earning advanced certificates towards a STEP diploma in trusts and estates.
Anson-Holland is also an associate of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ). He has presented a paper at the annual AMINZ Arbitration Day, the firm said. He also tutors at the University of Canterbury School of Law and assists faculty with a number of academic courses. He also continues to publish academic works in New Zealand and Australia.
Donaldson is primarily focused on relationship property, care of children, regulatory proceedings, and criminal law. She acts on litigated and high-value property disputes and negotiates and drafts separation or contracting out agreements. She is experienced in Family Court proceedings, particularly in Care of Children Act 2004 and Family Violence Act 2018 matters.
Donaldson is also an expert in helping transport providers and freight companies in responding to enforcement action. She also regularly appears in the criminal courts on a range of matters.
“Although there is much happening outside of the firm at the moment with the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we believe it is important to continue to recognise the excellence being displayed by our employees. We are very proud of our new associates and senior associate and their accomplishments, and are pleased to be able to acknowledge these well-deserved promotions,” said Philip Maw, Wynn Williams national managing partner.