Introducing Catherine Grogan as Partner of GQ

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We are proud to share that Catherine Grogan has been appointed Partner of the firm, effective 1 January, 2022.

“In these challenging times, its incredibly heartening to continue to grow and evolve the partnership at GQ.

We’re delighted to welcome Catherine Grogan to the partnership. Her expertise, personality and professionalism is a privilege to have on the team”

- Sophie Braggins, CEO

Catherine has been a practising lawyer for nearly 20 years and first joined the GQ team in 2013. Catherine leads our Personal Planning Team, specialising in trusts, wills, estates and succession planning.

She is looking forward to starting the new year as a partner of Govett Quilliam and excited about all the opportunities that 2022 will bring......

Catherine Small"I am very much looking forward to becoming part of the partnership at GQ as of 1 January 2022. It is a real privilege to work alongside a group of people who are passionate about the business of law and who also strive to build strong connections with people and organisations within our community.

I have managed the Personal Planning Team at GQ for over two years now and my role in the partnership will be to continue to grow and develop this area of our practice. Personal Planning involves a wide range of work and includes trusts, wills and estates. There has been significant changes in this area, in particular with the introduction of the Trusts Act 2019, so my team and I  are working hard to ensure that our firm and clients remain updated on these developments.

I oversee the Trust Management Programme at GQ and I will be working hard to ensure  this remains a valuable service for our clients. We also have a depth of expertise in the succession planning space and this is an area in which I personally have a real interest so will continue to build this service.

One of my favourite things about being a lawyer is getting to know people so I am also looking forward to continuing to work with clients in 2022. It will be great to reconnect with those that I have already met as well as establish relationships with new clients.

On a personal note I am also looking forward to getting out and about in 2022 and plan on attending some of the exciting events being held in Taranaki. We are so lucky to live in a place with so much on offer and fingers crossed that they all happen next year!"

Our Personal Planning team, led by Catherine Grogan, are here to help with personal affairs including Trusts, Wills, Estate Planning and Succession Planning. You can contact the team by calling (06) 768-3700 or email