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5 July 2021

SRB announces a series of promotions

Saunders Robinson Brown has announced a series of promotions within its ranks.

Michael Vanner and Katrina Wood have been elevated to Senior Associates within the Commercial team.

Callan Wilson and Jess McCormick have been promoted to Senior Solicitors within the Property team; and Elyse Middleton and Sam de Buyzer to Senior Solicitors within the Trusts and Estates team.

Michael Vanner, who has been with the firm since 2014, specialises in commercial property transactions and development, subdivisions, leasing, business sales and purchases and construction matters.

Katrina Wood specialises in commercial property and retail leasing, as well as providing advice in relation to commercial contracts, company structuring, joint ventures and trust law.

Callan Wilson and Jess McCormick both act for clients in the sale and purchase of properties and associated issues, and in general land law issues.

Elyse Middleton and Sam de Buyzer work with clients in respect of estate planning, trust administration and occupation right agreements.

SRB also promoted Trusts and Estate team members John Summers to Senior Registered Legal Executive and Jenny Townsend to Senior Legal Executive. Property team members Emma Morgan and Casey Trowbridge advance to Senior Registered Legal Executives, and Natasha Lamont to Legal Secretary.

Krystal Ta'ala of the People Team has been promoted to HR Advisor.

Newly appointed Managing Partner Jonathan Gillard acknowledged the depth of legal talent at the firm and congratulated all newly promoted staff saying “All the promotions are well deserved, these team members all strive to deliver upon the firm’s values – particularly getting the best results for great clients”.

The new appointments come at an exciting time for the Canterbury based firm which is experiencing a period of real growth.

Jonathan Gillard

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Jonathan is the Managing Partner at Saunders Robinson Brown and specialises in commercial property developments and overseas investment.

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