Congratulations to our staff

Rice Speir is delighted to announce the well-deserved promotions of four outstanding members of our team; Sarah Farnell and Jade Magrath to Senior Associate and Bodene Robertson-Wright and Rosie Argyle to Senior Solicitor.

At Rice Speir we are committed to investing in the professional development of our team members and these promotions are a reflection of exceptional hard work and professional growth. Read on to learn more about their legal expertise and accomplishments.

Sarah Farnell

Sarah’s expertise as an experienced litigator frequently sees her appearing in both the High Court and District Court to handle complex civil and regulatory matters, while her dedication to building strong relationships with clients and local government agencies has earned her a reputation for excellence. As she assumes her new role, Sarah looks forward to the opportunity to continue prioritizing her clients and utilising her skills to make valuable contributions to the ongoing success of the firm.

Jade Magrath

Jade joined our resource management practice in 2020 and her dedication and talent saw her quickly become an integral member of this fast-growing team. Jade specialises in resource management, regulatory compliance and enforcement, and local government law. Her leadership and technical abilities were recognised earlier this year when she was named as one of NZ Lawyer’s Rising Stars for 2023.  Jade is looking forward to stepping into a more senior role, mentoring and training junior staff, and further developing her skills and client relationships.

Bodene Robertson-Wright

Bodene began her career as a law graduate at TM Bates & Co. When she moved to Rice Speir she embraced local government law and quickly became an indispensable member of Nathan Speir’s Civil Litigation/Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement team. Through her work, Bodene has gained experience in mediations, providing complex Building Act advice, and frequently appears in the District Court on regulatory matters. Looking ahead, she is excited to continue her blended practice with a focus on Building Act issues.

Rosie Argyle

Rosie arrived at Rice Speir in 2022 after starting her career as an in-house solicitor at Auckland Council. Coming from a local government background, Rosie was able to apply her knowledge of resource management, regulatory compliance and the complexities of local government, and use this to pragmatically assist clients.  She is looking forward to furthering her legal knowledge and working with clients to navigate upcoming reforms and an evolving legal environment.

Congratulations again Sarah, Jade, Bodene, and Rosie. Your depth of knowledge and experience, combined with your commitment to our firm’s values, make you invaluable members of our team.

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