sign up Your signup was successful Subscribing..


< back

Promotion of our Bright Stars

By Jacque Lethbridge - 28 Apr 2021

Martelli McKegg is proud to announce the elevation of three of its lawyers to the positions of Special Counsel and Senior Associate. All of the senior appointments within the firm have been attained by women all of whom are exemplars of the firm's ethos and examples of a modern approach to legal practice. The firm is particularly happy that these appointments are taking place in its 100th year of operation as a trusted law firm in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Tara Grant is promoted to the position of Special Counsel and has been with the firm since 2008 having carved out a career in trust and relationship property practice areas where she provides leadership within the firm both in the Trust and Litigation teams. Tara has done so while also breaking new ground as the firm's first fulltime remotely based lawyer, having moved from Auckland to Rotorua in 2018 where she is based with her husband and four children, all who were added to the fold while Tara has been with the firm.

Emma Foster is another firm success story having started with the firm as an admitted lawyer but working in a secretarial role. Emma works closely with Lewis Grant and has become a trusted advisor to some of New Zealand's most prominent families, businesses and individuals. Emma's warmth and work ethic are key attributes and it has been a pleasure watching her star rise over the last 7 years and to see the key position she takes in our trust and asset management practice.

Telise Kelly is a key member of Martelli McKegg's now 20 person strong litigation team working across a broad range of construction, commercial, trust and relationship property litigation. Telise is another example of how flexible practicing arrangements can support a growing career having been one of the firm's pioneers in regular remote working from her home in Matakana. Telise is sought out by our clients for her practical, robust and dedicated litigation style and is looked to as a mentor to the litigators working below her.

Congratulations to Tara, Emma and Telise for being play makers and game changers.


Forward to a friend

Leave a comment