Newly Suited

The ADLS Newly Suited Committee provides a monthly forum to raise and discuss matters of concern for those new to the profession. The Committee members intend to promote and create networking and mentoring opportunities, as well as a number of collegiality events. The Committee also hopes to assist with existing ADLS programmes, such as the Young Lawyer & Students Buddy Programme as well as Work Experience Opportunities for Law Students.

The members of the Committee are all new to the profession, ranging from recent graduates through to those who have 5 years’ PQE. Members are drawn from a diverse range of firms and practice areas from graduate students to junior barristers and solicitors at large and small private practice firms. The Committee is not limited to Auckland as it has attracted members from Palmerston North and Hamilton – and the Committee is keen to hear from the newly admitted from all around New Zealand.

The Committee provides a monthly forum to raise and discuss matters of concern for those new to the profession. The Committee members intend to promote and create networking and mentoring opportunities, as well as a number of collegiality events. The Committee also hopes to assist with existing ADLS programmes, such as the Young Lawyer & Students Buddy Programme as well as Work Experience Opportunities for Law Students. The Committee intends to build on the legacy left by the Recently Admitted Members (fondly known as RAMS) to support and mentor lawyers as they enter the profession.

For more information please contact Jodi Libbey, ADLS Professional Services Manager - Jodi.Libbey@adls.org.nz, DDI 09 306 5744.

Smith and Partners

Ellen Harbidge (Convenor)

Ellen is an Associate Solicitor at Smith and Partners. She runs the Family Law team and has been working at Smith and Partners for over 4 years. Ellen has been a member of the ADLS Family Law Committee for 2 years. She is a passionate young lawyer who enjoys helping people from all walks of life.

Phone 09 837 6890 - Email ellen.harbidge@smithpartners.co.nz
Buddle Findlay

Lucy Carruthers

Lucy is a solicitor at Buddle Findlay, specialising in employment and general litigation. She works with a wide range of public and private sector clients and has particular expertise in dealing with dispute resolution, disciplinary investigations, restructures and drafting policies and employment agreements.

Phone 09 358 2555 - Email lucy.carruthers@buddlefindlay.com
Lawler & Co Limited

Emma Caughey

Emma is a solicitor at Lawler & Co. She undertook her study in law and English at the University of Otago, and now focuses on practice in property and commercial law.

Phone 09 527 1338 - Email emma.caughey@lawler.co.nz
Hesketh Henry

Richard Chen

Richard is a Solicitor in the Commercial Property and Real Estate team at Hesketh Henry. Prior to joining Hesketh Henry Richard worked in two general practice firms in Auckland.

Phone 09 375 8693 - Email richard.chen@heskethhenry.co.nz
Andrew Brown Queens Counsel

Alexandra Franks

Phone 09 366 6139 - Email alexandrafranks@gmail.com
Knight Coldicutt Limited

Alasdair Long

Phone 09 309 2999 - Email alasdair@kclaw.co.nz
Lowndes Jordan

Stephanie Nicolson

Stephanie is a Senior Associate at Lowndes Jordan and has practiced as a civil litigator since 2003. She has acted in a wide variety of tortious and contractual disputes and assists senior members of the independent bar in trial and appellate courts. Stephanie has been a member of the ADLS Council since 2014 with a particular focus on younger members of the profession.

Phone 09 309 2500 - Email sjn@lojo.co.nz
Pidgeon Law

Alex Sheehan

Alex is a recently admitted solicitor at Pidgeon Law. Alex specialises in all types of property law including commercial, residential, wills, trusts and estate management.

Phone 09 337 0826 - Email alex@pidgeonlaw.co.nz
Cooper Rapley

Alexandra Smith

Alexandra is a solicitor at Cooper Rapley Lawyers in the Manawatu. Alexandra’s practice covers a range of areas including employment, property, wills/trusts, civil litigation and immigration. Working in offices located in both Palmerston North and Feilding, Alexandra is able to provide insight into life for new lawyers in provincial cities and smaller towns.

Phone 06 280 2940 - Email asmith@crlaw.co.nz
Price Baker Berridge

Amanda South

Amanda is a litigation legal executive at Price Baker Berridge, specialising in Unit Titles and Body Corporate Law. Prior to joining Price Baker Berridge in 2013, she completed her law degree and postgraduate diploma in the UK. She has recently completed NZCLE’s re-qualification requirements and is due to be admitted later this year.

Phone 09 836 9430 - Email asouth@pbb.co.nz
Lane Neave

Holly Swadel

Holly is a Solicitor at Lane Neave. Holly advises on a range of employment related matters, including health and safety and immigration. She has experience dealing with employment relationship problems including personal grievances, redundancies and disciplinary processes.

Phone 03 379 3720 - Email holly.swadel@laneneave.co.nz
Harkness Henry

Greg Thomas

Greg is a solicitor at Harkness Henry in Hamilton in the Commercial Team and is primarily involved in the areas of residential and commercial property conveyancing and leasing. Prior to joining Harkness Henry in 2014, Greg completed a post-graduate internship in Geneva, Switzerland and spent time in Wellington working for an immigration advisory company.

Phone 07 834 4667 - Email greg.thomas@harkness.co.nz
LangtonHudsonButcher

Theresa Von Dadelszen

Phone 09 916 2591 - Email TvonDadelszen@lhb.co.nz
Meredith Connell

Georgina Woods-Child

Phone 09 336 7500 - Email georgina.woods-child@mc.co.nz