Alumni Update

December 2017

A note from Chris

Dear All,

The run to Christmas is now well underway and it's going to be busy. We had our year-end partners' conference at the Villa Maria Winery in Auckland a couple of weeks ago. We had an exciting agenda covering what we are as a firm, our culture, our values and our expectations of each other, all with an eye to the future. The partners were very engaged and those conversations will continue into the New Year. Plus, we voted on the admission of new partners which is the most important decision we make at the year-end conference. We'll announce those new appointments in the New Year.

When city girl Carmen Taylor (as she then was) left the firm in 2007, little did she know she would swap her Auckland commute for a rural one. Carmen now lives on a dairy farm in the King Country (which is ironic for someone who doesn't drink milk or eat meat!) and works as a legal assistant at Hamilton law firm Ellice Tanner Hart.

And, after almost 24 years as a partner, Mark Freeman retired from the partnership at the end of September to pursue other interests, including his passion for horses. The Wellington office will miss his common sense, good humour and quick wit.

Kind regards,

Chris Gordon

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