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Two new Anthony Harper partners appointed in Christchurch

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Anthony Harper

Leading law firm Anthony Harper is delighted to announce the promotion of Jessica Hanning and Matt Winter to partnership effective January 1, 2023.

Jessica Hanning is a commercial litigator with over 10 years’ experience. She has advised on a range of commercial disputes including farm leases, defective product claims, liquidations, and debt recovery. Jessica also has particular expertise in construction, advising on complex construction contract disputes relating to defective work, delays and payment issues. In 2020, Jessica was named on the NZ Lawyer Rising Star List which recognised those who made incredible advancements within their profession. She was also named as an Up and Coming Litigation Star in the 2019 Lawfuel Power list. Jessica joined Anthony Harper’s Auckland office in 2015. In 2019, she joined the Litigation team in Christchurch and despite the move Jessica continues to work for a number of our Auckland based clients who value her expertise and pragmatic advice.

Matt Winter is a property lawyer with over 10 years’ experience.  Matt advises on all aspects of property law, particularly in relation to commercial and industrial property acquisition, leasing and disposal.  His key focus is in the transport/logistics and commercial office sectors.  Matt has personally managed several of the largest commercial property transactions in Christchurch over the past few years, as well as assisting firm clients with property acquisitions and disposals and the real estate component of mergers and acquisitions all over New Zealand.  Matt has been a part of Anthony Harper’s Christchurch property team since 2014 and in that time has gained the trust and confidence of many of the firm’s clients with his pragmatic and commercial approach to transactions.

Managing partner Malcolm Hurley says, “Jessica and Matt’s promotion to partnership reflects the quality of their advice, expertise and service delivery across a wide range of Litigation and Property law. The firm is in a period of growth and this appointment reflects this as well as, of course, the calibre of our senior lawyers.”

Anthony Harper has more than 150 staff across its Auckland and Christchurch offices, with teams of specialists with deep industry expertise and experience.