Tompkins Wake appoints three new partners

The new partners operate from the firm's Auckland and Hamilton offices

Tompkins Wake appoints three new partners
Daniel Erickson, Karina McLuskie and Wayne Hofer

Tompkins Wake has welcomed Daniel Erickson, Wayne Hofer and Karina McLuskie to its partnership.

Erickson operates as a partner in the firm’s Auckland office. An employment law specialist, he specialises in employment disputes, employment and industrial relations, workplace health and safety, organisational restructuring, serious misconduct, redundancies and dismissals, disciplinary investigations and equal employment opportunities.

He has represented clients across a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, freight and logistics, and retail, and regularly appears before the Employment Relations Authority and the Employment Court. He was previously a partner at Douglas Erickson Employment Lawyers for almost six years.

Hofer joined Tompkins Wake as a senior associate of the dispute resolution and litigation team in 2020. He has extensive insolvency experience and has acted for big accounting firms and secured creditors in several high-profile insolvency matters.

He specialises in handling other commercial disputes involving banking and finance, insurance, negligence, breach of contract, corporate shareholders, trust, and emergency relief. For almost five years, he worked at global law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in London.

Hofer has been listed in The Legal 500 United Kingdom for his expertise in commercial litigation.

McLuskie joined Tompkins Wake in 2009 and held a senior associate position for more than 13 years. She is an employment law specialist with a particular focus on collective bargaining, employment contracts and disputes, employment and industrial relations, privacy, disciplinary and performance issues, workplace health and safety, personal grievances, organisational restructuring, and redundancies and dismissals.

She has acted for corporate and local governments and numerous employees across various industries.

Tompkins Wake CEO Jon Calder said he is delighted to have all three joined the firm’s partnership.

“We recognise their quality and that they’re the right people to join the partnership and help lead Tompkins Wake into future success,” Calder said. “We’re privileged to have three individuals of their calibre as new partners.”

With the new additions, the firm has now 28 partners across its offices in Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua and Tauranga.

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