Lane Neave now has 23 partners, following the promotion of Joshua Leckie to the partnership.
The resource management and property expert has had a major impact on clients in his practice areas and a positive contribution to the culture of the firm since he joined the firm, said managing partner Andrew Shaw.
Leckie moved from Bell Gully
in 2015 to become a Lane Neave senior associate. Before Bell Gully
, he was at Anderson Lloyd
Leckie is based in the firm’s Queenstown office but also works out of the firm’s Christchurch and Auckland offices. He has extensive experience in the development of projects under the Resource Management Act and associated legal regimes. He also regularly advices clients on commercial property matters, including on international investments in New Zealand that involve sensitive land.
“Joshua has a rare command of both resource management and commercial property implications for projects and transactions. That makes him an invaluable asset to clients managing complex matters that span both disciplines,” Shaw said.
“He is well known and respected by clients and his peers and has built a reputation for having a fresh approach to practice, professionalism and being exceptionally client focused. His well-deserved promotion is recognition for not just high quality of work but also for his ability to provide expertise and innovation to meet our clients’ needs,” the managing partner added.
The firm has also promoted four women lawyers from four different practice groups to senior solicitor. The new senior solicitors are:
Winnie Chen – Immigration
Rebecca Cook – Building and construction
Sarah Copeland – Dispute resolution
Sophie Reese – Resource management
(L-R) Winnie Chen, Rebecca Cook, Sarah Copeland, Sophie Reese
Lane Neave has more than 130 staff working out of the firm’s offices in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown.
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