Dunedin, Otago 9014
Profession(s)Barrister, Lawyer, Solicitor
I am a lawyer who works in family property law in New Zealand. I assist clients with relationship property matters, trusts, estates, property transactions, elder law and charities. My work involves assisting my clients through very significant life events like separating from a partner or the death of a loved one. I walk alongside my clients through difficult times and I focus on achieving sensible outcomes for them and reducing their stress as much as possible.
While I am able to represent my clients in the Family Court when that is necessary, I am trained in Collaborative Law and am a member of Collaborative Resolution NZ. I strongly believe in the benefits of resolving family disputes outside of Court in a respectful and dignified manner.
I am part of the panel of lawyers in Otago who are appointed by the Family Court to represent individuals who do not have the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves regarding their property or their personal care and welfare. I really enjoy the privilege of working with and representing very vulnerable members of society.
I am the Board Chair of Presbyterian Support Otago, a fabulous charity that works for a fair, just and caring community. I am committed to good governance in the social service sector and am a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
BA/LLB University of Otago