Rochelle Farmer


Rochelle is currently away on maternity leave.

Rochelle is an Associate in the Corporate and Commercial Team. Rochelle joined Govett Quilliam after five years at a law firm in Wellington where she worked as a law clerk and lawyer.


Rochelle's work focuses on commercial structures and relationships, company law, corporate advisory, and governance advice. She undertakes commercial property transactions, drafting and reviewing commercial agreements, selling and purchasing businesses, shareholder disputes, and other matters. Rochelle’s broad experience in corporate and commercial law, employment law, privacy, and health and safety gives her a unique overview from which to provide thorough and pragmatic advice.

Rochelle also has several years’ experience specialising in employment law, health and safety, human rights, and privacy. She has advised small and large organisations, as well as individuals, on restructures and change management processes, disciplinary investigations, performance management, and has conducted workplace investigations. She has appeared in the Employment Relations Authority and taken complaints to the Human Rights Commission. Rochelle was previously a member of the Employment Law Committee of the Wellington Law Society.

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Rochelle is the Deputy Chair of Sport Taranaki. She is passionate about the role of sport and exercise in the development of young people and is interested in people’s overall well-being; including mental health, nutrition, exercise, and being connected into the community.

Rochelle loves spending time outdoors in beautiful Taranaki, particularly tramping, running, and going to the beach. She also enjoys reading novels (especially classics), spending time with her husband, and cooking healthy food.

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