Bell Gully has elevated five lawyers, with four promoted to partner and one to special counsel.
The new partners are Liz Coats, Ian Becke, Natasha Garvan, and Angela Harford.
“We are delighted to welcome Liz, Ian, Natasha and Angela to the partnership. Each brings a unique range of skills to the position and has built a reputation for working tirelessly for the success of clients with Bell Gully and internationally,” said Anna Buchly, Bell Gully’s chairperson.
"Liz is an excellent employment lawyer and has advised clients in many industries on the full range of employment issues, and she is leading the firm's ongoing work around the Holidays Act. Ian has advised clients at the forefront of the construction and infrastructure industry in New Zealand and Australia over the last decade and is a well-respected specialist in this area,” she said. “Natasha has demonstrated her skills across environmental policy and resource management up and down New Zealand and has strengthened the firm's resource management team. Angela has brought significant talent to corporate and commercial transactions and acted for numerous government ministries and departments during her time at Bell Gully."
Bell Gully’s new special counsel is Sooyun Lee.
“Sooyun has an excellent reputation for managing complex IP and trade mark issues. Her appointment is well-deserved and reflects her excellent work protecting our clients' IP both in New Zealand and overseas,” Buchly said.
The firm congratulates the newly promoted lawyers on their successes and looks forward to seeing more achievements in the future, she said.
“These promotions are testament to the dedication and hard work of not only these individuals, but their wider teams and the firm as a whole,” Buchly said.
Liz Coats, Ian Becke, Natasha Garvan, Angela Harford, and Sooyun Lee