Speculation is mounting regarding the Auckland law firm that is subject to a “raid” by national firm Duncan Cotterill.
It is expected that some partners and other lawyers will be joining the Christchurch-based law firm at the beginning of March, although the identity of the Auckland law firm that will lose partners is still unknown.
“Briefcase” writer John Bowie speculated that three partners at least would be joining Duncan Cotterill from the firm, which is in an expansive mood.
As Bowie reported:
Although the identity of the target firm is unknown at this time, reliable sources have told me that three partners will be joining the practice in March to deal with a surge in client activity for the 36-partner practice. In addition, I believe the lateral hires will include a team from the former firm.The move would be a significant boost for Duncan Cotterill‘s Auckland office, which currently houses eight Auckland partners and comes when the firm is set to move into the Britomart’s restored and renovated Nathan Building and Australis House in or about March. The Britomart development is part of Cooper & Co’s $1 billion Britomart development and the significant increase in partner firepower at Duncan Cotterill would create a significant presence in the Queen City.