I began my career as a legal clerk in Wellington at Inland Revenue in the Litigation Management Unit. I then spent approximately 3 years in a mid-size firm in South Auckland specialising in all areas of family law.
I joined Hollister-Jones Lellman in August 2013 where I started out undertaking work as a Crown prosecutor and as a family lawyer. I have gradually gravitated towards primarily specialising in all aspects of family law however I still undertake work as a Crown prosecutor from time to time.
A lot of my work involves relationship property matters involving complex property divisions including trusts and companies. I also regularly represent clients in relation to issues involving parenting disputes, guardianship, domestic violence, pre-nuptial agreements and separation agreements. I find it very rewarding using my skills and expertise to help people through times of crisis and seeing them through the process. I like to take a practical approach to ensure that matters are resolved as efficiently as possible yet I am still focused on achieving the best outcome for my clients.
I have developed strong litigation skills having appeared regularly in the Family Court in relation to all aspects of family law and in the Youth Court, District Court and High Court prosecuting for the Crown and government departments.
In my spare time I volunteer as a youth mentor through two separate organisations in Tauranga and enjoy playing social sports such as touch and netball.