I am a Principal my own practice as Barrister and Solicitor (Law firm - general practice) since 1990. I have offices in Piha (Piha Law) and Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand.
I have 24 years experience in the law, in particular criminal litigation, to which I bring a wide experience of all areas of the law.
Work undertaken: • Traffic, Criminal Jury Trial, Family, Civil and Waitangi Tribunal Litigation, Appeals and Judicial Review • Conveyancing, Commercial, Estates and Trusts; LINZ e-dealing registered • I operate a solicitors trust account • I am an instructing solicitor, and undertake some legal aid work. I am a proactive person and able to inspire others. I am prepared to work hard to achieve my objectives, and I like to get things done on the spot. I enjoy competing and winning. I have good negotiating skills and am a creative thinker. I use these strengths to obtain positive results without conflict where possible. Previous experience: • Solicitor - sole charge of Litigation Department, Clendon Feeney and Joyce (Law firm, Auckland Central) 1988 — 1990
A wide variety of criminal, civil, family and commercial litigation in a boutique Auckland City firm.
• Law Clerk, then staff solicitor, Brookfields (Law firm, national) 1986 — 1988
My "apprenticeship": a wide variety of work throughout the Commercial, Litigation and Conveyancing (domestic and commercial) departments. Authoured firm publications on company directors' liabilities, etc. Work included wills, opinions, insurance and rates collections, insolvency, negligence, summary judgment, traffic, minor criminal High and District Courts; commercial drafting service, licensing, company restructuring, partnerships, securities, sales of businesses and companies, tax and intellectual property, overseas takeovers.
Past positions: • Auckland District Law Society Criminal, Legal Aid, Duty Solicitor committees • Auckland Council for Civil Liberties • Auckland Chamber of Commerce • Civic Trust (Auckland) • Director, Courtville Apartments Limited • Chair, Auckland City Resident's Association • Law Society Legal Aid Specialist Advisor • Duty Solicitor Supervisor, critiquer; designed current Duty Solicitor Form information fields • Criminal Bar representative, Waitakere District Court • Law Professionals representative, Auckland University
Current Memberships and Associations:
• New Zealand Criminal Bar Association
• New Zealand Bar Association
• New Zealand Law Society
• Auckland District Law Society
• Enrolled as a Barrister of the High Court of New Zealand
Education New Zealand Law Society: Litigation Skills Diploma University of Auckland: LL.B. Mathematics, English, Anthropology, Law ( Law Professionals Representative) Auckland Girls' Grammar School: UE, Maths, English, Latin, History, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, French Wellington Girls' College
Contact: (Print my business card at the top of the page) Phone: 64 9 940-1130 Fax: 64 9 940-1180 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Brighton Road, Parnell Marine Parade South, Piha Beach P O Box 120, Shortland Street Auckland 1140 New Zealand