I have practiced law in New Zealand since 1997 and specialise in all areas of Family Law. I regularly appear in the Family Court and have appeared in the High Court on various matters.
I am an assigned Legal Aid Provider and am happy to discuss with you whether you might be eligible for Legal Aid. I am also on the Lawyer for Child list and receive appointments from the Ministry of Justice to represent children in Family Court proceedings.
I completed a course named Collaborative Practice held by the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Collaborative law uses a different approach to resolving disputes without involving litigation; the focus is on the parties being able to reach an agreeable solution to their particular issues. One of the many positive aspects of Collaborative Law is the parties make their own decisions rather than having a Judge make a decision, which either one or both parties disagree with.
I have a wide range of experience in Property and Family Law. My practice areas include Family Law, Residential Sale & Purchase of Land, Refinancing, Wills, Estates, Trusts, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Relationship Property Agreements.
My academic qualifications include a Master of Business Studies from Massey University and Bachelor of Laws from Auckland University. I was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the High Court of New Zealand in 2003.
I enjoy meeting new clients and working with them to achieve the best possible result. This may include buying or selling a property, refinancing, drafting Wills, Trusts or relationships property agreements, with a focus on meeting the individual needs of each client.
Raised in Christchurch, I graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Arts.
I specialise in all areas of Family Law – in regards to child custody and care of children, relationship property, guardianship disputes, domestic violence, adoption, wills and powers of attorney. I regularly appear in the Family Court.
I am an assigned Legal Aid Provider and am happy to discuss with you whether you might be eligible for Legal Aid.
A sense of the wider community is very important to me, especially having started my legal career as a staff solicitor at the Auckland Community Law Centre which is where I discovered my passion for family law.
Outside of work, I am a keen admirer of music, fashion and food from all around the world.
I gained my Legal Executive Diploma with the New Zealand Law Society in 2012. I have 4 ½ years experience working as a Legal Secretary in a mid-sized firm prior to joining Holbrook Law.
My practice areas include Residential Conveyancing, Wills, Estates, Trusts and Company Affairs.
I have been with Holbrook Law as a Legal Secretary since 2010 after living in the USA for ten years. While in the USA I worked in the financial industry as a Senior Project Consultant for a large processing centre for credit unions.
I enjoy spending time with my family and am a big sports fan, with netball taking the top spot.
I returned to live in New Zealand in late 2016, having lived in Australia with my family for 5 years prior. Since being back in New Zealand, I joined the team at Holbrook Law as receptionist/secretary.
I have over 10 years experience working in reception and support roles.
I am a mum of three girls and enjoy spending time with my family watching movies and exploring the outdoors.