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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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COVID-19 - Alert Level 2

During Covid-19 alert level 2 our premises will be open for essential face-to-face client meetings. However, meetings must be by appointment and if the meeting can be held over audio-visual link that is still our preferred option.

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COVID-19 - Alert Level 3

The McCaw Lewis team will continue working from home at alert level 3. We are available and ready to assist clients with all of our usual services.

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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.

Jessica believes in providing high-quality legal advice in a clear and approachable way, working with clients to find practical solutions to a range of opportunities and problems.

Jessica says she feels privileged by this appointment and the additional challenge and responsibility it brings, "I am lucky to be supported by a fantastic team, and am looking forward to taking on more of a leadership role within the team and the firm". Jessica has a particular interest in intellectual property law and iwi governance matters, as well as franchises and joint venture arrangements, but will continue to practice across a wide range of commercial matters, working with clients to achieve their goals.
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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.

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Northern Māori Men's Cricketers Emerge Victorious

Congratulations to the Men's McCaw Lewis Northern Māori Cricket team who triumphed in a 74-run victory over Lakelands Māori at a recent invitational at Smallbone Park in Rotorua.

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New Book Showcases Expertise

McCaw Lewis congratulates Thomas Gibbons on the publication of the Second Edition of McMorland and Gibbons on Unit Titles and Cross Leases. Published by LexisNexis, this is the leading legal textbook on unit titles and cross leases, and showcases McCaw Lewis’ nationally-recognised expertise in these areas.

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A Warm Welcome to Chantelle Tyler
We are very pleased to introduce you to Chantelle Tyler. Chantelle joined McCaw Lewis in November 2018 as a Summer Law Clerk and she has now come on board permanently, working in the Workplace Law Team. Chantelle graduated from the University of Waikato - Te Piringa Faculty of Law last month and will be admitted to the bar in 2020.

Chantelle believes in finding practical solutions for clients and relaying the law in its simplest form.
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Jonathan Aquilina, Laura Monahan and Dale Thomas Promoted

The Directors are very pleased to announce three senior appointments within the McCaw Lewis whānau. Jonathan Aquilina has been appointed to Special Counsel, while Laura Monahan and Dale Thomas have both been appointed to Managing Associate.