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Alan Henwood Joins Wellington Law Firm

News Release 3 August 2011
Alan Henwood Joins Wellington Law Firm

Wellington law firm Stephens Lawyers today announced that Alan Henwood has joined the firm at a Director.

With over 30 years experience, Alan specialises in commercial and public sector property, including acquisitions and disposals, property development and construction contracts. He also has extensive local government experience, and experience in corporate and trust structures in the public and private sectors.

Prior to joining Stephens Lawyers, he was a specialist property practitioner with Impact Legal and Simpson Grierson where he was a partner in its local government and environment practice.

Stephens Lawyers founder Michael Stephens, a leading film and entertainment lawyer said, “Alan brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise. He will make a significant contribution to the firm’s corporate, commercial and local government practice.”

Educated at Victoria University of Wellington, Alan has a BA LLB and was admitted to the Bar in 1976.

Alan has published a number of articles on the Unit Titles Act 2010, which came into force on 20 June 2011. He was an initial contributor to Brooker’s Local Government Law on council controlled organisations, property and endowments. More recently, Alan has contributed to Brooker’s Associated Local Government Legislation with responsibility for the Conservation Act, the Reserves Act and utilities legislation.

His community involvement includes acting as honorary solicitor for the Wellington Night Shelter. He has had a long association with Arthritis New Zealand, serving on its national body for eight years and as its Vice President. In 2010 he was awarded its Premier Award which is given for an outstanding contribution to the organisation. He also represents that organisation on the National Joint Registry Board.

Michael Stephens says, “I have known Alan for a number of years and we worked together as partners at Simpson Grierson in Wellington. Alan is held in high esteem throughout the profession and by the many people and organisations he has represented. He will make a significant contribution to the expertise of our growing practice, and, in particular to the firm’s clients.”


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