Auckland, Auckland 2018
I have been practising family law in Aotearoa New Zealand for over 20 years. I am currently Chair of the Collaborative Resolution NZ (the Collaborative Law Association of NZ) - a growing and enthusiastic group of Collaborative Professionals in New Zealand. In 2002, I formed Family Law Results - a law firm that specialises in family law. In my practice, I strive to assist clients to find solutions to their family law issues outside of Court, using mediation and Collaborative Practice. From time to time I work as a contract lecturer at AUT University in the area of dispute resolution and I serve as a Collaborative Practice trainer for Collaborative Resolution NZ. I am fortunate to be regularly asked to speak in New Zealand about Collaborative Practice and family law. When time with two young adult children and a 10 year old son allows, I throw myself (involuntarily) into ditches from a mountain bike, cook, read, hike and blog about family law. You can read my blog and find out more at www.thefamilylawyer.co.nz.
Professional ActivitiesChair, Collaborative Law Association of NZ Member, Family Law Section of NZ Law Society Member, NZ Law Society Panel of Family Mediators Contract Lecturer in Negotiation and Mediation - AUT University, Auckland Collaborative Practice Trainer for Collaborative Resolution NZ Member, IACP Australasia Taskforce (2020)
University of Waikato, 1991-1994, LL.B
University of Waikato, 1995-1997, M.Soc.Sc (Hons)