PHONE: 07 834 0240
FAX: 07 839 0739
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26 Thackeray Street
PO Box 4124
BARRISTER & SOLICITOR
LLB, Bachelor of Social Science
Member of the Family Law Section, New Zealand Law Society
Member of the Panel of Mediators, New Zealand Law Society (Family Specialist)
I have been practicing as a Barrister and Solicitor since my admission to the bar on 10 May 1996, initially as a general practitioner and subsequently primarily in the area of Family Law.
I first started working as a Staff Solicitor for the firm of Gallie Miles in the rural town of Te Awamutu in the Waikato area until becoming a Partner in 2003.
In December 2006 I resigned as a Partner at Gallie Miles to commence practice as a Family Law Specialist as a sole practitioner based at Thackeray Chambers in Hamilton.
In 2005 I was appointed to the Lawyer for the Child Panel in 2005 and accept appointments from both the Family court and High Court in disputes relating to parenting arrangements, relocation, domestic violence, adoption, guardianship and Children Young Persons and their Families matters.
In 2005 I was also appointed to the Panel of Counsel to act for the Subject Person Panel in matters under the Protection of Personal and Property rights Act and in 2013 to the Panel of Counsel for Intended Care Recipients under the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory care and Rehabilitation) Act.
I am regularly appointed by the Court as Counsel to Assist the Court in complex proceedings.
Since April 2010 I have been a member of the New Zealand Law Society Panel of Mediators and as a mediator for Family Dispute Resolution since the changes in family law in 2014.
I am available to accept instructions as both Counsel for a party or as Mediator in disputes about:
- Parenting Arrangements for children
- Guardianship matters
- Protection Orders (obtaining and/or defending)
- Relocation/Hague Convention
- Protection of Personal and Property Rights matters
- Relationship property