Katharine Hockly

Katharine is a resource management and project lawyer with extensive experience acting for developers, infrastructure providers, and local government.

She provides strategic advice to clients on consenting strategy for major development and infrastructure projects and plan change processes.

Katharine is …

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Carlo Wan

Carlo has a particular focus on business acquisition, corporate structuring, commercial contracts and financial services.

His client list includes internationally listed and unlisted corporates, Chinese state-owned entities, financial institutions and international consumer brands.

Before joining Lane Neave, Carlo worked for …

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Sarah Duncraft

Sarah specialises in commercial property and has a range of experience in large scale acquisitions and divestments, commercial leasing and development agreements.

Sarah’s expertise has seen her act for a wide range of clients, from individuals to NZX and ASX …

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Annabel Hawkins (née Linterman)

Annabel specialises in resource management, environmental and local government law and is based in our Christchurch office.

Annabel has worked for a range of clients in a variety of sectors, including private developers, infrastructure providers, and local and central government …

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Ellen Sewell

Ellen has extensive and broad ranging expertise in corporate and commercial law. Her experience extends from mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, business restructures, information technology law through to general commercial contracts.

Before working at Lane Neave she spent over a …

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Iain Stephenson

Iain is a Building Law and Construction Disputes specialist. He specialises in building compliance, property decision-making, and repair/maintenance projects for existing buildings.

Over the past decade Iain has worked with contractors, consenting authorities, commercial and residential clients, and central government.  …

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Mike King

Mike is a experienced litigator and prides himself on providing client’s pragmatic and practical advice. He has experience in a number of jurisdictions and regularly appears in the in the District Court and High Court. Mike has a wide ranging …

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Jaxon Grieve

Jaxon advises across the full spectrum of commercial and property matters, including large scale residential developments, complex subdivisions, acquisitions and divestments, commercial leasing, and property finance.

Jaxon’s clients are varied and include one of New Zealand’s largest residential property developers, …

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Hannah Martin


Hannah is a Senior Associate in our Christchurch office who has experience advising on a variety of employment law related issues. That includes the reviewing and drafting of employment documentation, assisting with employment procedures (including restructures, investigations and disciplinary …

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Michelle Needham

Michelle is a skilled commercial property lawyer based in the Lane Neave Queenstown office.

She has a broad range of legal experience ranging from property matters, succession planning, rural and residential conveyancing, to sale and purchase of assets.

She has …

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