Selina Trigg

Family Law Results, PO Box 12143, Beckenham, Christchurch 8242
Christchurch, Canterbury 8242
New Zealand
Office Phone: 006421345160
Member since 2012
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

I have been practising family law in Aotearoa New Zealand for over 20 years. I am past 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. My work focuses on 'family formation' (surrogacy, assisted reproduction and adoption) and 'family transition' - assisting clients to find solutions outside of Court as they navigate a separation or divorce. From time to time I have also worked 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.

I am a proud stepmother to a stepson, who is forging a career as a biomedical engineer, and stepdaughter, a talented nurse. When time being mum to an 14 year old son and being an IACP Board member allows, I throw myself (involuntarily) into ditches from a mountain bike, cook, read, hike and blog about family law practice.

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Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation
License(s): Barrister and Solicitor of High Court of New Zealand

Professional Activities

Director, Board of Directors, IACP (2021- ) Chair, Collaborative Law Association of NZ (2012-2020) 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 Co-Chair, IACP Australasia Taskforce (2021 - ) Co-Chair, Practice Group Development Committee (2021- )

Undergraduate Education

University of Waikato, 1991-1994, LL.B

Postgraduate Education

University of Waikato, 1995-1997, M.Soc.Sc (Hons)

Professional Education

Massey University / New Zealand Law Society: Mediation for Lawyers Parts A & B (2011)
Introductory Collaborative Law Training, Collaborative Law Assn of NZ (2012 & subsequent iterations)
"Training for Trainers" IACP Forum, San Antonio (2013)
Family Dispute Resolution Training, New Zealand Law Society (2014)

Training Offered

Introductory Collaborative Practice Training
Refresher Collaborative Practice Training

Training Conducted

Introductory Collaborative Practice Training

Collaborative Training Offered

Introductory Collaborative Practice Training
Refresher Collaborative Practice Training

Collaborative Training Reference

Karen Monet, Barrister.