gca Lawyers
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Our People

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Our People

In our experience, clients want to work with the best lawyers.  We have built our team of great lawyers based on their depth of experience and their proven skills at solving complex legal problems.  
We are always interested in talking to like-minded legal professionals interested in collaboration or working for us.  

Full profiles of our key people are below.  

Find out about working at GCA Lawyers.


Grant Cameron


Grant is a legal strategist with long experience of taking complex cases, dissecting them and reassembling in ways that enhance the client’s prospects of achieving success.    Having controlled a large number of high profile cases including a variety of group and class actions, Grant has a wealth of experience in public relations and media issues.    In combination with an extensive track record of direct lobbying, his legal cases are often propelled into resolution processes that did not initially seem available.   His case record speaks for itself. 


Maurice Walker


Maurice has over 40 years experience as a commercial and corporate lawyer and has acted for public listed, and for both widely and closely held companies, in a wide variety of company, commercial and financing transactions.   He currently acts for a number of companies and also provides advice to a large private client practice comprising substantial families, trusts, societies and various charitable bodies.  Maurice has particular interest and expertise in franchising matters and has presented many papers on the topic throughout NZ and acts for both franchisors and franchisees.  

Senior Staff

julie hawthorn
senior solicitor

Julie is a Senior Solicitor in our commercial and property team, regularly advising clients in relation to business and residential conveyancing transactions.  Julie's area of expertise also includes advising on and resolving Relationship Property matters, trusts, the adminsitration of estates, preparation of wills and powers of attorney.  Julie works Monday and Tuesday and job shares with Grace Kerrigan.

Email Julie: mailto:julie@gcalawyers.com

richard lynn
senior solicitor

As a part of the litigation team at GCA Lawyers, Richard has a wide range of experience across a number of different legal fields including public and administrative law, employment law, commercial and company disputes, torts and other common law causes of action, insurance, and media law.

Email Richard: mailto:richard@gcalawyers.com

Emily Flaszynski
SENIOR Solicitor

Emily is an experienced litigator who has practiced both here in NZ and in London.  In addition to advising clients on their rights and various remedies, she also tutors for the University of Canterbury and instructs on professional skills for the College of Law.  As part of the litigation team, Emily has a particular interest in insurance, education and private client work.

Email Emily: mailto:emily@gcalawyers.com

Sarah Simmonds
SENIOR Solicitor

Sarah is part of our litigation team at GCA Lawyers.


Email Sarah: mailto:sarah.simmonds@gcalawyers.com


Bryony Smith

Bryony joined the team in early 2017.  She works primarily with the litigation team, but also has experience in commercial and property matters.

Email Bryony: mailto:bryony@gcalawyers.com

grace kerrigan

Grace joined the firm in 2017 and works alongside the commercial and property team. Grace job shares with Julie Hawthorn.

Email Grace: mailto:grace@gcalawyers.com 


Jessica joined our team in 2017 and is working alongside the litigation team.  

Email Jessica: mailto:jessica@gcalawyers.com 

Cameron sherwood

Cameron joined the litigation team in 2018 having worked in Australia for a number of years.

Email Cameron: mailto:cameron@gcalawyers.com

Kate anderson

Kate is a recent graduate of the University of Canterbury and joined our litigation team at the beginning of 2018.

Email Kate: mailto:kate@gcalawyers.com