Sharp Tudhope Lawyers


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More than 125 years at the heart of our region – and women at the heart of our business.

Sharp Tudhope Lawyers have been in business for over 125 years, upholding legal excellence and striving to build client relationships that last. During that time the partners have encouraged and supported female staff in their career aspirations. This is reflected today in the number of women employed in senior roles at the firm.

Shima Grice has been a Partner of Sharp Tudhope Lawyers since 2015. In this time, Shima and her team have helped our clients reach the best outcome in all aspects of employment law and health and safety. In 2016, Brooke Courtney joined the partnership, leading a team of 8 solicitors in both the public and private sectors of property. Together, Brooke and Shima have been leading the way for our female Senior Associates in their senior roles of the firm.

Sharp Tudhope have a strong team of commercial experts. Senior Associates Jessica Wilsher, Keryn Anderson and Tracy Tomsett have a wealth of experience acquired in New Zealand and in the UK – and in Tracy’s case, in Hong Kong. They advise on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate structuring, general company law and governance, as well as commercial contracts and a range of commercial projects.

Aimee Edwards joined Sharp Tudhope with over 20 years in the legal industry, and has significant experience across a range of legal areas including business, property (commercial and residential), trusts, asset protection, and planning.

Barbara Mead joined Sharp Tudhope in 2022. She is an experienced facilitator with specialist knowledge in environmental law and relationship property with a background in litigation, including several recent appearances on behalf of clients in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Barbara is a committee member for Environmental Law Committee of the New Zealand Law Society as well as a Member of the Law Society’s Climate Change Committee. She is a Member of the Resource Management Law Association and holds Chair certification, Making Good Decisions (aka an accredited commissioner for Resource Management Act decision making).

Sharp Tudhope are proud to have such an amazing team of women as role models, and look forward to seeing more women flourish and their careers progress in years to come.

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