09 October 2023

Two Special Counsel promotions

Saunders Robinson Brown has promoted two senior team members, Henny Fairgray and Vanessa Baakman, to Special Counsel.

Henny, a highly experienced lawyer in the Family Team, has been with SRB for over six years. Specialising in Family Law Henny assists clients with matters including Contracting Out (“Pre Nuptial”) Agreements, Separation and Relationship Property Agreements and proceedings, Day to day care and contact arrangements for children, Guardianship disputes such as Relocation of children, Orders Preventing Removal of Children, Adoption and Surrogacy, Family Violence and Dissolution of Marriage.

Vanessa, who has been with the firm since 2018, specialises in employment law and acts for employers and employees across the full breadth of employment matters. This includes advising on Employment agreements, Contracts for service, Staff policies, Restructuring, Incentive schemes, Medical incapacity, Post-employment restraints, the Education and Training Act, Privacy Act matters and Health and safety obligations. She also assists clients with employment claims in the Employment Relations Authority, from mediation through to hearings.

SRB Managing Partner, Jonathan Gillard, says “These promotions are very well deserved. Both Henny and Vanessa are exceptional senior lawyers and experts in their respective fields. In hand with their broad experience, specialist legal knowledge and expertise both excel in fostering trusted client relationships in what can often be a demanding and emotional time for clients”.

Both promotions were effective 1 October 2023.

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