Two join Hudson Gavin Martin

by Sol Dolor 23 Oct 2019

Hudson Gavin Martin (HGM) has added two lawyers to its team.

Sonya Hill has been appointed as special counsel, the New Zealand Law Society reported. Lisa Paz has also joined the firm as senior solicitor after returning to New Zealand from the UK.

Hill will advise on all commercial aspects of the IP, tech, and media practice of the firm. She returned to the firm from the Christchurch City Council. She was also previously with Bell Gully and Simpson Grierson, as well as Pinsent Masons in London.

Paz is experienced in telecoms, marketing, data protection and technology. She was most recently at O2 in London and was also previously with Buddle Findlay in New Zealand.

HGM recently moved into new premises at Level 16, 45 Queen St. in Auckland. In an update in September, the firm said that it had six partners, 17 lawyers, and five support staff. In adddition to Hill, its senior team includes partners Tim Mahood, Anchali Anandanayagam, Ed Lim, Jason Rudkin-Binks, Andrew Nicoll, and Simon Martin; senior associates Laura Carter, Sarah-Jane Lawson, Andrew Dentice, and Caroline Herbert; Hill; and practice manager Geniene Koningham.