Braun Bond & Lomas is proud to have recently recruited several remarkable women to join their already strong team


The new additions bring a variety of experience.

Sophie Newman joined the firm in December from another Hamilton firm and Jessica Perry recently moved north from Wellington, to join the team.

A senior solicitor, Sophie does a range of civil and employment work and Jessica’s background in construction has already proved valuable and she is enjoying working with the directors on a variety of files.

The newest team member is Helen Bond who brings a strong civil focus to the team.

Operating in an open plan environment, Braun Bond & Lomas is committed to offering flexible working with a strong focus on health and wellness.

Senior Associate Erin Anderson says the unique working environment contributes to the wellbeing and positive culture at BBL.

“I have plenty of flexibility and enjoy the variety of work that I get to do. Mentoring new staff is a key aspect of my role and one I find particularly rewarding.  We have a great team environment, and the new people always seem to merge seamlessly.  I think the culture here contributes to people’s ability to be themselves and find a good work/life balance. I know that career progression and job satisfaction is important to the management team and that means we are always given opportunities to take on new responsibilities.”

Erin Anderson knows full well the importance of providing flexibility for lawyers juggling career and family. An experienced litigator with a broad practice in civil litigation and employment law, Erin has been practicing law for over 10 years, alongside raising her children.

She’s the first one to admit that being a mother of three and working fulltime in law can be all consuming.  It can be demanding, exhausting and incredibly rewarding (being a mother and a lawyer).

“Nobody can tell you how to juggle a job like this and I’m sure there’s other professions that are equally demanding. There is no manual for how to balance your career and have a successful marriage, family life and get to school sports and dance recitals or whatever your commitments might be.”

And while there might not be a written guide for creating work/life balance, Erin is keen to pass on her knowledge as a lawyer and as a working mother.

“You are lucky if you find a career you enjoy and a great place to work.  I am lucky.  I enjoy my work and this is a great place to develop junior lawyers and watch them flourish.”      

She believes that BBL, as a firm of dedicated litigators, has created a model in which the collective team has a depth of knowledge, experience, expertise and resources.


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