Kensington Swan makes second - and third - partnership announcement this week

by NZ Lawyer09 Apr 2014
Kensington Swan has announced yet another two partnership appointments, following on from Monday’s revelation that Nicole Xanthopol had joined partner Katie Carson in leading the firm’s Auckland banking and finance team.

The firm has now confirmed that Ish Fraser and Nicky McIndoe will be joining Kensington Swan’s Wellington partnership.

Fraser, who has worked at the firm for 24 years, joins long-standing Wellington-based partner John Meads and Auckland-based property partner Matthew Ockleston in the leadership of Kensington Swan’s property practice.

The three partners are supported by a wider national property team that includes eight lawyers and five registered legal executives.

Fraser will work closely with Meads and Ockleston to drive forward the firm’s property-law offering on a national basis.

Aside from his regular legal work, Fraser will be presenting a paper on current leasing topics at the national conference of the Property Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society, to be held in June this year.

McIndoe practises resource management law and is new to the firm, having previously worked at Chapman Tripp and Bond Pearce.

She is a specialist resource management lawyer and has has practised in this area of law for 14 years.

McIndoe advises clients on the application of the RMA and related legislation to their business. This involves advising on legislative change, environmental due diligence, enforcement proceedings and the relevance of subsidiary legislation such as national environmental standards. She frequently works on submissions for proposed district and regional plans, and national policy and will lead Kensington Swan’s national RMA practice.