Chapman Tripp is pleased to announce the promotion of 10 new senior solicitors across its three offices – Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The promotions are effective today, 1 March 2019.


Robbie Bennett – Property & real estate

Robbie specialises in all aspects of commercial property law, including development, acquisitions, disposals, leasing and subdivisions.

Alasdair Long – Property & real estate

Alasdair specialises in commercial property with a focus on development and investment. His experience includes assisting local and international clients with overseas investment matters, complex subdivisions, commercial leasing, and the acquisition and divestment of significant real estate portfolios.

Liora Bercovitch – Litigation & dispute resolution

Liora has expertise in contract and commercial litigation. She advises corporate and private clients on a wide range of disputes including tort and contractual claims, defamation and privacy issues, and regulatory matters.

Moria Brengauz – Litigation & dispute resolution

Moria advises on a range of insolvency matters and various litigation claims, including contractual disputes and natural disaster insurance.

William Cheyne – Litigation & dispute resolution

William specialises in complex commercial litigation. He advises clients on a wide range of commercial disputes, including those involving property, competition, construction, tax, and international law aspects.

Rachael Jones – Litigation & dispute resolution

Rachael specialises in contentious public and private law litigation, including constitutional challenges, Māori legal issues, intellectual property disputes and fair trading claims. She has appeared in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court.

Dickson Lee – Finance

Dickson advises on transactional and corporate finance needs, with a particular focus on capital markets. He advises on a broad range of transactions, including Kauri issues, retail/wholesale bond offers, derivatives and the impact of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013.

Briar Peat – Corporate & commercial

Of Ngāti Rangiwewehi and Ngāti Whakaue descent, Briar advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, with a particular focus on post-treaty settlement transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and collective iwi arrangements.


Richard Hutchison – Litigation & dispute resolution

Richard has experience working on a range of commercial litigation matters, and specialises in insurance, construction and statutory liability disputes.


Amy Hill – Environment, planning & resource management

Amy specialises in resource management, environmental law and civil litigation. She has experience advising clients from a variety of sectors on matters including planning processes, consenting, environmental compliance and judicial review.