The firm introduced an extra day of leave to be taken at alert level 2 and reduced targets
Duncan Cotterill has announced the implementation of special initiatives to support its team in Auckland.
The firm said in a LinkedIn post that it was providing the Auckland office with an extra day of special leave that can be taken once the alert level drops to 2. While level 3 restrictions are in place in the region, daily chargeable hours targets will also be reduced for the team.
Duncan Cotterill explained that these initiatives will enable the team to rest and recharge, as well as to free up more time for family and relaxation activities.
“Tāmaki Makaurau is doing it tough at the moment, and we felt it was important to acknowledge our Auckland team,” the firm wrote in the post.
In addition, a $400 lockdown allowance that can be freely spent will be granted to each Auckland team member.
“During a difficult time, our people continue to provide outstanding advice and support to each other and our clients, demonstrating our core value – #hetāngata, it is people. This is our way of showing that care back,” Duncan Cotterill said.
On Monday, the firm also announced the promotion of several Auckland team members.
Bridget Cameron of the commercial team was elevated to special counsel, while Georgie Raymond (employment) and Reve Anstis (immigration) rose to the role of senior solicitor. The litigation team’s Gemma Gribble ascended to senior registered legal executive.
Duncan Cotterill also promoted the Christchurch office’s Kelsie Bertacco (commercial), the Queenstown branch’s Tom Martin (commercial) and the Nelson branch’s Stephen Galbreath (litigation) to associates.