Kensington Swan appoints four new senior associates, three associates

by NZ Lawyer24 Feb 2014
Top New Zealand firm Kensington Swan have announced the appointment of four senior associates and three new associates this morning.

Jared Holt and Frances Wedde have been promoted to senior associates in the firm’s Wellington office.  Holt is in Kensington Swan’s national construction team and has an extensive practice in construction contracting and disputes. 

Wedde is a resource management lawyer advising on road and infrastructure projects.  She also has experience in treaty settlement and foreshore and seabed matters.
Aaron Patience and Michelle Hill have joined as senior associates in Auckland.  Patience has returned to New Zealand from Tokyo where he worked for Simmons & Simmons. He practises corporate and commercial law and is also experienced in technology, media and telecommunications. 

Hill has joined the firm’s property team and has 17 years' experience in commercial property acquisitions, disposals, leasing, subdivision and development projects.
Natalie Amos, Tim Cochrane and Arie Moore have been promoted to associates.

Amos is in Kensington Swan’s Auckland resource management team and also practises property law.

Cochrane is in the Wellington litigation and public law team and has acted on numerous securities law, civil, leaky building and contract disputes. 

Moore is in the national construction team and is based in Wellington.  He advises on contractual and disputed matters for construction and infrastructure clients throughout the country. 

Kensington Swan's announcement follows that of Simpson Grierson, who last week promoted eight new senior associates.