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Will Dymock Singapore to Tauranga
1 March 2021
Will Dymock Singapore to Tauranga

Moving to Tauranga had always been on the cards for Will and his young family to be, the impact of COVID-19 just accelerated that plan.  

Will Dymock has been away from home for a while now, the decision to move back to New Zealand from Singapore with his fiancé was made easier when Will realised he could have the lifestyle and not compromise on his career with an exciting new role at Holland Beckett law in Tauranga.

Find out why Tauranga ticked all the boxes and has been a dream come true for Will and his family.   

Can you tell us a bit about your journey so far and how long you have been away from home?

Originally from Wellington, I moved to the Netherlands with my family when I was six years old before returning to New Zealand in 2002.  During my early childhood and later on in my teenage years, we spent our summers in the Bay of Plenty with a lot of time spent at Lake Rotoiti.  When we moved back to New Zealand, we lived in Rotorua where I went to school before heading off to secondary school in Auckland.  After I completed my law degree at the University of Otago, I worked in Auckland for a couple of years before moving to Singapore with my fiancé.  We spent six years in Singapore before deciding that it was time to make the move back home to New Zealand to start our family.

Can you tell us your brief career story?

After graduating from Otago, I began my career as a finance lawyer in Auckland before moving to Singapore after being offered a job in the finance division of an international firm where I worked for two years.  This led to being offered a job with a magic circle law firm where I worked for a further four years specialising in aviation financing and leasing. 

“In our case, the move to Tauranga, whilst not necessarily a straight forward one to pull off, was a dream come true, when the opportunity arose, we took it with open arms and are now reaping the rewards of the lifestyle and business opportunities on offer and which are unique to this region”.                  

What made you want to move back to New Zealand and in particular to Tauranga?

Whilst our move back to New Zealand was undoubtedly accelerated by the impact of COVID 19, we had always planned to move back to New Zealand.

We were back in New Zealand in 2020 for our wedding in March (which ended up being postponed due to lockdown) during this time an opportunity to move to Tauranga came up. That opportunity was an exciting position with Holland Beckett Law to be a part of its unique, specialised, and expanding aviation finance practice.  My fiancé is originally from Tauranga and so that together with the news of the upcoming arrival of our son, as well as being close to the beach and some great fishing spots, sealed our fate -Tauranga ticked all the boxes!

What does your role at Holland Beckett Law involve?

I am an Associate in the Commercial team and advise clients on finance and commercial transactions in relation to a wide range of banking, finance and commercial contracts. I specialise in asset finance, leasing and cross-border transactions, with a particular focus on aviation financing and leasing.

“I was drawn to Holland Beckett because of its reputation as a leading law firm in New Zealand with an experienced, diverse and energetic partnership and because of its unique and specialised aviation practice”.

We offer legal services to financial institutions, leading aircraft lessors and lessees/airlines on a wide range of aviation financing and leasing transactions.  This aspect of Holland Beckett’s practice is truly unique not only to Tauranga but also to New Zealand and presented an exciting opportunity to be a part of. The partnership and the team here at Holland Beckett have welcomed me with open arms and I am very grateful for being given the opportunity to work with this group of knowledgeable, friendly, and supportive people.

What advice would you give to other New Zealanders who may be looking at coming home and would you recommend Tauranga as a place for them to consider?

Whilst making the move home can sometimes be a difficult and overwhelming decision to make, I found it useful to remind myself that there is never going to be the “perfect time”.  My advice based on our experience, would be to take opportunities as they are presented.