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Discover what's been happening recently at McCaw Lewis.

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Discover what's been happening recently at McCaw Lewis.

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Carl Brandt Promoted to Senior Solicitor

The Directors are very pleased to announce Carl Brandt has been promoted to Senior Solicitor. Carl works across our Commercial and Property Teams. 

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Renika Siciliano Appointed as Executive Director

The McCaw Lewis Directors are delighted to announce that Renika Siciliano has been appointed as Executive Director of the firm from 1 October 2020. Renika leads the firm's Workplace Law Team and co-leads the Māori Legal Team. She is the youngest appointed leader of the McCaw Lewis Board of Directors to date, and the first Māori woman.

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Thomas Gibbons

After 16 years with McCaw Lewis, Director Thomas Gibbons has decided to set up as a sole practitioner, focusing on expert property work, land development, unit titles, and RMA issues. The Directors have the highest regard for Thomas and are grateful for the time he has spent as a member and leader of the McCaw Lewis whānau.

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Amanda Hockley Promoted to Senior Associate

The Directors at McCaw Lewis are pleased to announce Amanda Hockley has been promoted to Senior Associate. Amanda leads the firm’s Asset Planning Team and her promotion recognises the growing role Amanda plays in the leadership of the firm.

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Kaupapa Māori Moot Finals at Te Piringa

We were proud to sponsor the Kaupapa Māori Moot Finals at The Faculty of Law – Te Piringa last week. The Competition gives tauira Māori the opportunity to moot on a relevant Māori legal issue and competitors can moot in either English or Te Reo Māori. 

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Welcome to our new staff

Please join us in welcoming four new faces and one returnee to the McCaw Lewis whānau. We are pleased to introduce Katia HollandAndrew HongKaruna Deobhakta, James Lewis and Huia Harding.

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Webinars: Covid-19 for Employers and Businesses

The recorded webinars we hosted this week are now available to view. Q&A Panel: Legal Impacts of COVID-19 on New Zealand Businesses with Daniel Shore, Renika Siciliano, Laura Monahan and Dale Thomas; and Tips for Employers: Rights & Responsibilities During COVID-19 and Beyond with Renika Siciliano.

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Jessica Middleton Promoted to Associate

The Directors at McCaw Lewis are pleased to announce Jessica Middleton has been promoted to Associate. Jessica is a member of our Commercial Team and joined the McCaw Lewis whānau in 2018.

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COVID-19 Pānui and Pātai (Q&A) Week - 20-24 April

As we approach the end of the initial four-week lockdown at alert level four, many businesses are now considering how they will navigate through the various alert levels and ‘new normal’ over the coming months. As we face these changes and challenges, we invite you to two events which will provide insight and practical guidance to business leaders.

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Passionate About Waikato Business

One of our talented Managing Associates, Laura Monahan, has been profiled in the latest edition of the Waikato Business News as part of their 'Remarkable Women' feature. It's great to take a moment and celebrate the mahi our team are doing, both at work and in the community.

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Covid-19 update - 23 March

Following today's announcement by the Prime Minister we will be temporarily changing the way we work. Tonight at 5pm our reception will physically close and we will adjust to a remote phone reception until we are given advice it is safe to open again. We will continue to operate at full capacity, with our team working from their homes. We look forward to finding alternate ways to meet with our clients and work together. Kia kaha.

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Four Promotions Announced

The Directors at McCaw Lewis are very pleased to announce four promotions this week. Danielle Cronin has been promoted to Senior Legal Executive; and Zane Mora, Kuru Ketu and Ewen Macpherson have been promoted to Senior Solicitor.

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A Warm Welcome to Three New Staff

Today is International Women’s Day. To celebrate, we’d like to introduce you to three wāhine who have joined our firm recently: Rebecca Stent, Olivia Carter and Charlene Reale.

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Spotlight on Unit Titles

In February McCaw Lewis Director Thomas Gibbons presented in two Australian forums on one of his areas of expertise, unit titles (known as strata titles in Australia).

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Newly appointed Judge Kiriana Tan sworn in

We wish to congratulate Judge Kiriana Tan who was sworn in as a District Court Judge on Tuesday. In a packed Hamilton courtroom, friends and whānau paid tribute to Kiriana's courage and her passion for advocating for those in need.