Ed Smithies

Ed is a property and construction lawyer with over 15 years experience in both New Zealand and the UK.

Admitted in the UK in 2005 and New Zealand in 2018, Ed has a track record of advising domestic and overseas …

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Sharon Skinner

Sharon specialises in all aspects of commercial property law and has practised law for 30 years.

She has been involved in a number of significant and high profile project developments and leasing, acquisition and disposal, and public works and Treaty …

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Evelyn Jones

Evelyn specialises in all aspects of banking and financial services law. She has extensive experience in corporate and institutional lending transactions, property finance, leveraged and acquisition finance and project finance (including PPPs).

Evelyn has advised on domestic and international transactions …

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Anna Ryan

Anna specialises in corporate and commercial law and leads Lane Neave’s competition law team. She routinely advises on the Commerce Act, Fair Trading Act and all aspects of competition and consumer law.

Anna is also the principal contact for Lane …

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Graeme Crombie

Graeme is a skilled corporate and commercial lawyer with over 20 years’ experience acting for clients in the public and private sectors. His expertise is in corporate advisory, commercial contracts, tendering and public sector compliance. Graeme has a particular specialty …

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Stephen Jeffery

After over 25 years of legal practice, Stephen has almost seen it all.

As one of the firm’s Lifelaw partners, Stephen has the expertise to tailor solutions for all that you may face during your lifetime.  If you are looking …

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Joshua Leckie

Joshua is a resource management and commercial property lawyer, with extensive experience across a range of projects and transactions. Before joining Lane Neave he worked at a major New Zealand law firm.

Joshua regularly advises on the development of nationally …

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Fiona McMillan


Fiona is a Partner of the employment law team and commenced her career with Lane Neave in 2007. Fiona specialises in assisting employers with all employment law related advice including collective bargaining, independent external investigations and human rights commission …

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Daniel Kruger

Daniel is an Immigration Law specialist based in Lane Neave’s Auckland office. He has significant experience across a wide range of immigration matters including temporary and permanent class visa applications, appeals to the Immigration and Protection Tribunal, complaints to the …

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Sam Nelson

Sam is a business and commercial property law specialist with expertise spanning a range of industry sectors. He has a particular focus on the purchasing and selling of land, commercial leasing, business structuring advice, overseas investment, purchase and sale of …

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