Experience and excellence in family law advice and representation.
I provide advice to, and advocacy for, people at a difficult time, family breakdown and crisis. The people I see are upset, uncertain of the future and unsure of their legal rights and entitlements. Often, they have never met with a lawyer before.
With this in mind, my goal is for you to have an understanding of the law as it may apply you and the processes available to resolve your situation after our initial meeting. Thereafter I will work with you to achieve your desired outcome.
If your matter requires urgent Court intervention, I will assist. If I represent you in Court your case, written and oral, will be well thought-out, researched and presented. I am a strong and articulate advocate for my clients.
I graduated from Victoria University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Law with Honours. I have worked for the Principal Family Court Judge as his Research Counsel, in private practice in Wellington and in child protection for two local authorities in London. I took a break from practice for several years when I had small children. In 2012 my family and I relocated to the Kapiti Coast where I worked for a local firm specialising in family law advice and litigation. In April 2018, I established my own practice.
I am professional, direct and kind. I live locally, I am engaged with my community and care for the people within it.