Senior litigator elevated to special counsel

by Sol Dolor26 Apr 2019

Tompkins Wake has promoted Simon Jass to special counsel.

A part of the dispute resolution team since he joined the firm in 2009, Jass has also been a barrister in chambers for central government. He is a specialist in construction disputes, insolvency, dairy disputes, and regulatory prosecutions.

“Special counsel is a position within Tompkins Wake that recognises highly respected and senior practitioners in the firm who demonstrate outstanding legal skills and have built reputations as trusted advisors to both their peers and our clients in their specialist area of expertise,” said Jon Calder, Tompkins Wake chief executive.

Since 2016, Jass has been part of a growing team based in Auckland as Tompkins Wake expands its reach in the commercial hub of the country. Tompkins Wake has added three new partners in Auckland since November.

“Simon’s promotion to special counsel reflects the very high standard that his legal skills and knowledge have attained and his commitment to delivering excellent service to his clients, including his internal clients,” said James MacGillivray, Tompkins Wake litigation partner. “Simon has developed strong specialist knowledge in insolvency and construction disputes and in general commercial litigation. He has become an important part of our Auckland offering and provides excellent and much valued litigation support to the Auckland team.”

Simon Jass