AJ Park announces seven promotions for 2023

News  \  29 Jun 2023

AJ Park is proud to announce seven promotions, including one Principal, two Special Counsels, three Senior Associates and one Associate, a testament to the firm's commitment to client service and development of talent. 

“We have significant breadth and depth of talent across the firm and it is always wonderful to recognise strong performing individuals and to support their career growth. Their dedication to delivering top-tier client service is what cements AJ Park as a leading specialist IP firm”, said Dr Andrea Dickens, AJ Park Managing Director.

Promotions have been made across a range of practice areas in both the Auckland and Wellington offices and contribute to the 25 promotions across the IPH group in 2023.


Congratulations to the promoted individuals, effective 1 July 2023:

  • Duncan Schaut, Engineering & IT, Principal
  • Kate Giddens, Trade Marks, Special Counsel 
  • Victoria Watts, Trade Marks, Special Counsel
  • Dr Paul Renwick, Engineering & IT, Senior Associate
  • Daniel Thorpe, Engineering & IT, Senior Associate
  • Ben Williams, Trade Marks, Senior Associate
  • Matt Currie, Trade Marks, Associate