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Areas of practice: Commercial and farm conveyancing, subdivisions, commercial & business structures, trusts, wills, estates, asset planning. Debbie is active in the community and is a past President of the Rotary Club of Masterton South.
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Jock has experience in a wide range of legal practice areas – a ‘General Legal Practitioner’ with a focus on all areas of conveyancing, trusts, estates, and Maori land interests. Jock is also involved in the wider Wairarapa community as a member of several local body organisations.
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Shannon qualified as a solicitor in 2005, and has previously worked in provincial legal practices in the Waikato region and Queensland. Raised in the Wairarapa, Shannon welcomes the challenges and diversity of working in a provincial law firm – a jack of all trades by nature, Shannon’s role at Gawith Burridge will see him working alongside other members of the team in all areas of general legal practice.
PhD University of Auckland
Registered Patent Attorney (NZ)
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Helen joined us in April 2015 after spending a number of years practising in New Zealand and overseas as a patent attorney specialising in chemical and pharmaceutical patent law. Helen has a law degree from Victoria University and a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Auckland, and is a registered New Zealand patent attorney. She was admitted to the bar in 2015. Helen now works in all areas of general practice and also retains a strong interest in intellectual property law. Helen is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys.
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Leah joined us in September 2015 after returning from 2 ½ years in London. She has a law degree from the University of Otago and was admitted to the bar in 2008. Leah practiced law in Wellington for 5 years, initially in all areas of general practice and then with a focus on property and construction law . Leah now works in all areas of general practice
Dean was admitted to the bar in 1997. Dean has previously practiced for national law firms in New Zealand together with overseas stints in Australia and the UK. Dean in the last few years has worked as senior legal counsel for a number of commercial institutions managing their litigation files. Dean enjoys dealing with and working with clients and is substantially the reason for his move back into private practice.
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Christopher graduated with a degree in Law from the University of Otago in 2016 and was admitted to the bar in 2017. Born in Gisborne and raised in Southern Hawkes Bay, Christopher enjoys provincial New Zealand and looks forward to work, life and rugby in the Wairarapa. Christopher works in various areas of general practice.
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Kate joined us in May 2017 after graduating from Victoria University with a law degree. She has a background in tax but will be working in all areas of general practice. Kate is particularly interested in farm conveyancing, rural law and asset planning and is looking forward to being part of the Wairarapa community.