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Tompkins Wake strengthens Rotorua team

Tompkins Wake strengthens Rotorua team

Tompkins Wake strengthens Rotorua team

Thursday 2 August, 2018

Tompkins Wake has strengthened its Rotorua based team with three new lawyers appointed since May to join Partner Kate Sullivan as new faces for the firm in Rotorua.

Sullivan who works across Tompkins Wake’s Hamilton and Rotorua offices is based in Rotorua for the majority of her working week. An expert in trust law and relationship property she deals with claims against estates, trusts and relationship property disputes. Joining her team is Solicitor Gemma Benge, a family law specialist who relocated from Whakatane in July.

Solicitor Alex Shididi joined Tompkins Wake in May as a property specialist working with the firms commercial and private clients alongside Partner Andrew Orme.

Shannon Eldridge also joined the firm as a Solicitor in May having previously worked as a Junior Barrister in Rotorua. Shannon works in Tompkins Wake’s Disputes Resolution team assisting with a broad range of criminal and civil matters working with Partner Fraser Wood.

With more than 23 staff, based in Rotorua, and more than 100 staff across its 3 offices, Tompkins Wake continues to provide specialisation and expertise for clients in Rotorua and the wider Bay of Plenty.

"We saw immense potential in Rotorua when we acquired and merged with Davys Burton* in 2014" says Tompkins Wake Chief Executive Jon Calder. "Our continued growth and investment underpins our commitment to Rotorua to provide the very best legal services and expertise."

In 2017, property specialist Andrew Orme joined Tompkins Wake as a new Partner in Rotorua and Local Government and Environmental and Resource Management Partner Theresa Le Bas also relocated to the firms Rotorua office

*Tompkins Wake acquired long standing Rotorua law firm Davy’s Burton in November 2014.