Boutiques announce firm merger

by Samantha Woodhill18 Dec 2015
Newly merged Auckland firm, Kirland Morrison O’Callahan & Co celebrated with an official merger party last night.

The firm is directed by ex-Kensington Swan lawyers Edwin Morrison and Mark Kirkland, litigation expert Brent O’Callahan and former Russell McVeagh lawyer and founder of Focus Law, Eva Ho.

Ho, who is originally from Hong Kong, has always been focused on Chinese business and the new firm is set to continue this emphasis as they expand their client base.

“Earlier this year, we merged with Focus Law, a prominent Chinese-focused law firm run by Eva Ho,” director Edwin Morrison said. 

“This followed a number of other mergers over recent years so we decided it was time to celebrate the creation of our unique firm.”

Having increased its man power to 20 lawyers, the firm has a broad capability across commercial work, property, litigation, resource management, family, immigration and trusts.

“Our highly-experienced and influential team has an extraordinary range of complementary skills,” Morrison said.

“We may be boutique in size and character but that means we are able to work directly with our clients to provide them with long-term strategies that deliver sustainable and successful outcomes.”